EA pulls Crysis 2 from Steam, makes it Origin Exclusive

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#1 Posted by ds8k (414 posts) -

So this is actually happening. I'll admit that I thought they might do this with future titles, but I didn't think they would actually remove a game from Steam.

#2 Posted by Kyreo (4600 posts) -

*sigh* Hopefully Origin fails.

#3 Posted by AjayRaz (12465 posts) -

how is this going to work with people that bought Crysis 2 on steam? 

#4 Edited by Vorbis (2750 posts) -

If I can't buy BF3 from Steam I will be very disappointed. What happened EA? Just when you started to turn things around, this year it seems like you've started to go back to your old ways.

Edit: Yep BF3 pre-orders got removed too.

#5 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -

what a joke! Origin sucks i tried it xD 
EA make me laugh.. they enjoy fucking themselves so much 

 
Also, being the biggest disappointment of my entire life, i can't discuss Crysis 2 without saying FUCK Crysis 2 
i loathe that piece of shit so much i wanna rip out the heart of whoever decided to make it the way it is

#6 Posted by Spoonman671 (4751 posts) -

That's dumb.

#7 Posted by DG991 (1344 posts) -

omg...

You had me ready to buy BF3... but if I can't have it on steam..........

wow I might not buy it now.

#8 Posted by Enigma777 (6084 posts) -

@AjayRaz said:

how is this going to work with people that bought Crysis 2 on steam?

They'll probably remove it from their accounts or something so they can't redownload it anymore. It's happened before with other games. I'm pretty sure you get a refund though.

#9 Posted by HumanityPlague (251 posts) -

They'll probably do, what they did with Prey 1.  Remove it from the store, but if it's tied to your account, you can always re-download it.  Otherwise, lawsuits might occur.  Or  at least, legal questions be raised.

#10 Posted by Simplexity (1382 posts) -

Why is it that EA and EA only want to have this digital distribution platform outside of steam, is there REALLY that much money in it? I mean surely Valve doesn't take to much of a cut for having it up on steam, which I can imagine only helps sales considering how many people use Steam daily. Baffling.

#11 Edited by Jeffsekai (7049 posts) -

@Ahmad_Metallic said:

what a joke! Origin sucks i tried it xD EA make me laugh.. they enjoy fucking themselves so much Also, being the biggest disappointment of my entire life, i can't discuss Crysis 2 without saying FUCK Crysis 2 i loathe that piece of shit so much i wanna rip out the heart of whoever decided to make it the way it is

Why are you typing like a moron.

Also, this is actually a very smart idea from EA it's going to force people to use Origin for any EA game from now on. Regardless of what you think of EA you are going to end up using origin at some point. Means that the millions of people that buy BF3 for PC will get Origin on their system or at least have to look at it every now and then, this is the same thing Valve does with TF2.

#12 Edited by DonPixel (2603 posts) -

@Kyreo said:

*sigh* Hopefully Origin fails.

This..

I have no problems with GFWL achievements are cool and the download manager works good enough - EA store in the other hand sucks ballz. It was a total fucking nightmare when I bought BF2142 and pre order BF 1943 for the PC.

@Ahmad_Metallic: EA enjoy the shoot in the foot

@DG991 said:

omg...

You had me ready to buy BF3... but if I can't have it on steam..........

wow I might not buy it now.

Yep.. I'm experiencing a fast de-hype for that game.. seems to me like is going to bore me as much as BC2 does right now, but with next gen graphics.

this might turn out to be it.. for me to pass.

#13 Posted by SMTDante89 (2613 posts) -
@Spoonman671 said:
That's dumb.
That was my exact thought when I read the thread title.
#14 Posted by BeachThunder (12294 posts) -

Sigh, I was hoping to pick this up on Steam when it got cheaper =(
 
Honestly, this isn't going to make me want to join Origin, I'd rather pick up a physical copy than not get it on Steam.

#15 Posted by DG991 (1344 posts) -

I don't like petitions.... but can we possibly send a message to EA that removing this game from steam is a bad idea? Because honestly I really don't wanna buy it now just because it isn't on steam.

#16 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -

Bwhahaha, if you guys seriously wont buy BF3 now simply because you can't get it on Steam then you weren't that interested in the game in the first place honestly.

#17 Edited by DonPixel (2603 posts) -

@CL60 said:

Bwhahaha, if you guys seriously wont buy BF3 now simply because you can't get it on Steam then you weren't that interested in the game in the first place honestly.

perhaps .. perhaps my friend

I'm wondering if not being interested in a over saturated market tittle makes me a bad gamer..

GOOOOD NOO!

#18 Posted by Unchained (1089 posts) -

I'm guessing they'll probably release Mass Effect 3 exclusively on Origin too.

#19 Posted by McShank (1629 posts) -

I was going to buy it for pc but I refuse to have multiple Game libraries *Steam only* and I have a feeling if i buy it hardcopy it will have some crap like *Origin account needed to play* like new vegas had the steam account needed to activate. GJ EA. Lost a day 1 customer. Buying console now and waiting till its cheap as shit. BF2 for me till then.

#20 Posted by KaosAngel (13765 posts) -

4 months.

That's what I'm giving it.

#21 Posted by Teirdome (262 posts) -
I wasn't going to buy Crysis 2 until it dropped from the absurd price of $60, and now it looks like I won't play it at all.  I wouldn't be surprised to see piracy spike for any of their titles that are only released on Origin.  Steam makes buying a game so dang easy that it isn't worth anybody's time to pirate anymore.  Origin has a lot of bumps to get smoothed out.
#22 Posted by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -

I hope your joking.

#23 Posted by Marz (5666 posts) -

It's basically a rebrand of the EA Downloader... which has been around for awhile, so this thing isn't going to die any time soon.  

#24 Posted by iAmJohn (6133 posts) -

Lol EA.

#25 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@Teirdome said:
I wasn't going to buy Crysis 2 until it dropped from the absurd price of $60, and now it looks like I won't play it at all.  I wouldn't be surprised to see piracy spike for any of their titles that are only released on Origin.  Steam makes buying a game so dang easy that it isn't worth anybody's time to pirate anymore.  Origin has a lot of bumps to get smoothed out.
So? If you're actually interested in BF3, you're probably interested in the multiplayer. If something as silly as this prevents you from buying it, you really didn't want it that much in the first place. The place where you buy the game has absolutely no affect on your enjoyment of the game.
#26 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2699 posts) -

Well I won't be buying any more EA games on PC I guess.

#27 Posted by Gav47 (1542 posts) -

If BF3 doesn't come out on Steam I will not buy it.

#28 Posted by Rolyatkcinmai (2699 posts) -

@CL60 said:

@Teirdome said:
I wasn't going to buy Crysis 2 until it dropped from the absurd price of $60, and now it looks like I won't play it at all. I wouldn't be surprised to see piracy spike for any of their titles that are only released on Origin. Steam makes buying a game so dang easy that it isn't worth anybody's time to pirate anymore. Origin has a lot of bumps to get smoothed out.
So? If you're actually interested in BF3, you're probably interested in the multiplayer. If something as silly as this prevents you from buying it, you really didn't want it that much in the first place. The place where you buy the game has absolutely no affect on your enjoyment of the game.

The difference between playing a game on the established platform of Steam and one on the crappy EA Downloader (Origin) is the same as the difference between playing a multiplayer game on the Wii vs the 360. My friends are on Steam already, all my accounts and games are on Steam, etc. Start to separate that and you have GFWL all over again, but potentially even worse.

I'm one of the biggest Battlefield nuts on the planet, but if I can't buy BF3 on Steam, I'll probably just get it for Xbox. I'm sure as hell not buying anything from EA directly again.

#29 Posted by neoepoch (1295 posts) -

This seems like something only to spite Steam. Every other digital distribution service still has the game, and will probably sell future EA games except for Steam, which just seems a bit...childish I suppose.

#30 Posted by LordXavierBritish (6320 posts) -

"What's that you got there Ted?"
 
"Well you see Rick, the way I figure it, we'd be making a lot more money if we sold our product directly to the consumers ourselves via a digital platform."
 
"Right, well isn't that what Steam is?"
 
"Yes, but we aren't making all the money."
 
"But isn't that the same thing as going through a retail store to sell printed discs, in fact isn't it a great deal better?"
 
"Well yeah, but you see, we could be making more money if we did it ourselves."
 
"But that's like building another market three miles away when there's just one around the block that has everything for the same price, and really it's quite a bit nicer because it's familair and the management's had more time to sort things out. I mean can we really expect people to completely uproot themselves from a system they've taken a liking too just because we slapped our logo on it?"
 
"Well yeah, but you see we'll offer exclusive content they can't get anywhere else, then they'll have to come to us."
 
"But is that enough of a guarantee to warrant the significant cost and time commitment it's going to take us to get this thing all up and running?"
 
"Probably."
 
"Oh! Well right then."

#31 Posted by NekuSakuraba (7241 posts) -

What the fuck is Origin?

#32 Posted by l4wd0g (2011 posts) -

Too late! I already bought it from Steam!

While I'm all for competition, splitting services with games is kind of crap.

#33 Edited by wolf_blitzer85 (5288 posts) -

@NekuSakuraba said:

What the fuck is Origin?

EA's Steam, but EA only games. So yeah....

#34 Edited by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -

Battlefield 3 better be on steam, or i'll just get a retail copy instead. No way i'm using an inferior EA service, they can't alienate pc gamers more than they already have with removing crysis from steam.

#35 Posted by Cirdain (3111 posts) -
@Kyreo said:

*sigh* Hopefully Origin fails.

Oh I really hope the next Battlefield 3 isn't on bloody origin... fuck, it will be wont it.
#36 Posted by Vinny_Says (5721 posts) -

bizzness muthafucker!

#37 Posted by Rapid (1386 posts) -

Splitting the user base EA..... 

#38 Posted by Beforet (2931 posts) -

@Kyreo said:

*sigh* Hopefully Origin fails.

I don't. But I also don't want them to pull out from Steam. More competition in the market can only be good for us. Let's just hope that EA can improve on this "Origin" so it can actually compete.

#39 Posted by BaneFireLord (2967 posts) -

That is what some might deem a Dick Move. Jerks.

#40 Posted by Marz (5666 posts) -
@Rolyatkcinmai said:

@CL60 said:

@Teirdome said:
I wasn't going to buy Crysis 2 until it dropped from the absurd price of $60, and now it looks like I won't play it at all. I wouldn't be surprised to see piracy spike for any of their titles that are only released on Origin. Steam makes buying a game so dang easy that it isn't worth anybody's time to pirate anymore. Origin has a lot of bumps to get smoothed out.
So? If you're actually interested in BF3, you're probably interested in the multiplayer. If something as silly as this prevents you from buying it, you really didn't want it that much in the first place. The place where you buy the game has absolutely no affect on your enjoyment of the game.

The difference between playing a game on the established platform of Steam and one on the crappy EA Downloader (Origin) is the same as the difference between playing a multiplayer game on the Wii vs the 360. My friends are on Steam already, all my accounts and games are on Steam, etc. Start to separate that and you have GFWL all over again, but potentially even worse.

I'm one of the biggest Battlefield nuts on the planet, but if I can't buy BF3 on Steam, I'll probably just get it for Xbox. I'm sure as hell not buying anything from EA directly again.

I think you're overreacting, I own a copy of Crysis 2 on "Origin" and i don't even need to have that program running in order to run the game.   I also have it added through Steam by using the "add a non steam game" so all my friends can see that i'm playing Crysis 2.    It's not even close to what Games of Windows Live does.   Even if you bought it through steam, you would have to login with an EA Account anyways to play the multiplayer and you are by essence creating an Origin account as well.  It's not the end of the world, go ahead and buy it on console. 
#41 Posted by CL60 (16906 posts) -
@Marz said:
@Rolyatkcinmai said:

@CL60 said:

@Teirdome said:
I wasn't going to buy Crysis 2 until it dropped from the absurd price of $60, and now it looks like I won't play it at all. I wouldn't be surprised to see piracy spike for any of their titles that are only released on Origin. Steam makes buying a game so dang easy that it isn't worth anybody's time to pirate anymore. Origin has a lot of bumps to get smoothed out.
So? If you're actually interested in BF3, you're probably interested in the multiplayer. If something as silly as this prevents you from buying it, you really didn't want it that much in the first place. The place where you buy the game has absolutely no affect on your enjoyment of the game.

The difference between playing a game on the established platform of Steam and one on the crappy EA Downloader (Origin) is the same as the difference between playing a multiplayer game on the Wii vs the 360. My friends are on Steam already, all my accounts and games are on Steam, etc. Start to separate that and you have GFWL all over again, but potentially even worse.

I'm one of the biggest Battlefield nuts on the planet, but if I can't buy BF3 on Steam, I'll probably just get it for Xbox. I'm sure as hell not buying anything from EA directly again.

I think you're overreacting, I own a copy of Crysis 2 on "Origin" and i don't even need to have that program running in order to run the game.   I also have it added through Steam by using the "add a non steam game" so all my friends can see that i'm playing Crysis 2.    It's not even close to what Games of Windows Live does.   Even if you bought it through steam, you would have to login with an EA Account anyways to play the multiplayer and you are by essence creating an Origin account as well.  It's not the end of the world, go ahead and buy it on console. 
This. The overreacting in the topic is ridiculous.
#42 Posted by Beaudacious (934 posts) -

No steam no sale. I like buying games from steam for pc, I've dealt with ea downloader before and its absolute trash. Well if I'll be craving fps in the fall, i guess it will be MW3. To bad was looking forward to seeing if this time around they fixed the horrid lag that made bf:bc2 a joke.

#43 Posted by Brendan (8021 posts) -

I don't want this to succeed. I don't want a divided digital collection relying on different services. I want one digital shelf.

#44 Posted by Lazyaza (2206 posts) -

Haha, wow I'm actually hoping they pull all my ea steam games and refund me.  That'd be kinda awesome since I'm not going to be playing any of them again I imagine.

#45 Edited by myketuna (1736 posts) -

I really want Battlefield 3. I really do. I really love Steam. I really do. BUT. As much as I love Steam, I'll probably buy it on Origin. Not day one though. I'll wait it out a bit and see if they bend and go on Steam. Though, for all the shit Ricciotello talked during E3, I find it fucking stupid to not put the game out on Steam AS WELL AS Origin. If this guy wants to win the war against Modern Warfare 3 across all platforms, he'll have to put it out on Steam. No two ways about it. I'm fairly certain many of the people that want to buy Battlefield 3 PC were expecting to get it on Steam like me. Day one, even. Now, I'm gonna need to wait it out a bit and see where this goes. If it ends up never coming to Steam, I'll get it during a sale (if Origin ever has any comparable to Steam).

EDIT: Though this is a mixed blessing since now I can wait a couple months before I upgrade my PC.

#46 Posted by Lunar_Aura (2778 posts) -

Dear lulzsec,

EA

-The Internet

#47 Posted by trlbaron (35 posts) -
@Unchained said:

I'm guessing they'll probably release Mass Effect 3 exclusively on Origin too.

This was my first thought too...
#48 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

@Ahmad_Metallic said:

Also, being the biggest disappointment of my entire life, i can't discuss Crysis 2 without saying FUCK Crysis 2 i loathe that piece of shit so much i wanna rip out the heart of whoever decided to make it the way it is

I know, right? We went from an almost photo-real Island Sandbox with pretty clever AI to enclosed environments with muddy textures and some of the dumbest, most cheating AI ever. Oh and Crysis 2's story sucks arse.

#49 Edited by Beaudacious (934 posts) -
@trlbaron:  Guess i wont be buying mass effect 3 either till it hits 20$ at Gamestop. Honestly now i just want activision to crush ea for this one bone headed move, but ea is probably gonna accomplish that on their own with SW:TOR. OH nO! SW:TOR will be origins only! I guess they can lose all their money on their own platform without having Gabe Newell calling them up, just laughing at them with steam sales charts in hand.
#50 Posted by DG991 (1344 posts) -

@SeriouslyNow: agreed.Crysis 1 is one of my favorite games of all time and it is unfortunate but crysis 2 is the perfect example of when you take a game and dumb it down so EVERYONE can play it.

Also... Why do I want it on steam? Because I fucking like steam, I trust steam, and steam just works. I've been playing BF2 since it came out, but that doesn't mean BF3 is an instant buy. EA is making a huge mistake... if they actually cared about PC gaming they would release it on the platform that is keeping PC gaming relevant, and that is STEAM.

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