EA Steam games can be activated on Origin


Despite recent problems between Electronic Arts and Valve, it has been discovered that a selection of EA games purchased through Steam can be activated on Origin.

Origin, EA’s digital distribution platform, allows gamers to redeem product keys for titles like Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Dragon Age II, and Alice: Madness Returns. Even if those games were bought from Steam, the product keys are not restricted.

In the case of Dragon Age II, the Origin client even allowed the Steam version of the game to be launched. That included the overlay and chat functions synonymous with Valve’s online platform.

Not all titles work with this system though. One example is the original Mass Effect, even though EA published the PC version of the game that came out in 2008. But that may be a bit of an outlier, since most recently released EA games do work.

This news is interesting considering Crysis 2 was recently removed from Steam. In addition, there are reports that Battlefield 3 won’t be coming out on the platform either.

[PC Gamer]


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