EA, Spore Coming to Steam?

It looks like publisher Electronic Arts may finally be jumping on the Steam bandwagon, as the EULA for EA Maxis' Spore has mysteriously appeared on the Steam site.

EA has long refused to offer titles on the Valve-maintained digital distribution platform, and has instead opted to pursue digital distribution through its own online store.

Though the EA-published Crysis and Crysis Warhead debuted on Steam earlier this year, the availability of the two games was negotiated by developer Crytek and Valve. Both were originally released under EA Partners label, much like Valve's own The Orange Box and Left 4 Dead.

Should Spore make it onto Steam, it will represent the first internally-developed EA game on the platform. Other PC games from internal EA studios include Mass Effect, The Sims, Warhammer Online, the Command & Conquer series, and Dead Space.

Shacknews has contacted Valve for comment on the matter.

Thanks to reader Chris Evans for the tip.

Chris Faylor was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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    December 16, 2008 12:29 PM

    I think a pig just flew past my window.

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      December 16, 2008 12:38 PM

      EA on steam?

      Thought they had their own digital distribution, I guess it's the fact that it sucks.

      Will we see installation limits on it though? I'm sure Crysis Warhead had it.

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      December 16, 2008 12:44 PM

      this is truly a sign of the apocalypse...

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        December 16, 2008 1:18 PM

        Or Pink Floyd is making a comeback?

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          December 16, 2008 1:44 PM

          i thought that was also a sign of the apocalypse? kind of like keanu staring in the 47 ronin?

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