EA's Steam Offerings Go International

Those "in most of Europe" can now purchase Electronic Arts-published games through Valve's online digital distribution platform Steam, the companies announced today.

After pursuing its own digital distribution scheme, EA finally hopped on the Steam bandwagon last Friday, offering a number of internally-developed PC games, including Need for Speed Undercover and Spore, to United States and Canadian residents.

According to Valve, Spore, Spore Creepy & Cute Parts Pack, Mass Effect, Need for Speed Undercover and FIFA Manager 2009 are now available for "most of Europe."

However, Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning is not yet available via Steam within Europe. The exclusion of Warhammer likely stems from GOA, which handled the game's European publishing. EA published WAR itself in North America.

In addition to today's offerings, EA and Valve will be adding more titles in the coming weeks, including Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, Dead Space, and Mirror's Edge.