EA Access could be bigger than Steam

EA have announced they're launching a game subscription service exclusively available to Xbox One owners. If they play their cards right, it potentially be bigger than Steam.

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Sillicur1956d ago

Well, exclusve to xbox one will already make it impossible and its called EA access, so will not have other types of games, most likely ever.

If it could span PC, PS and Xbone with like 50 developers on board then it could :)

But then again if i had wheels i would be a wagon.

lelo1956d ago (Edited 1956d ago )

EA's platform Origin has other games besides EA's.
If EA access is a success, maybe other developers could use it. It doesn't necessarily have to be exclusive to EA games.

As for it becoming bigger them Steam... I doubt that.

Wizard_King1955d ago

Bigger than Steam.


I want some of this guys crack, it must be the premium scanté.

XtraTrstrL1955d ago


I was thinking the same thing.

majiebeast1955d ago


Yeah. I hope this dies a fast death.

Th3o1955d ago

I believe this was clearly a "just for hits" title...I mean Steam is pretty much set in stone.

Almost anything they do they will be around for ever. Short of completely screwing their customers and stealing for them, they pretty much have a license to print money.

Technically they are already doing that by doing the Steam market. They give us stuff that we pay using real cash, then have us resell it through steam, which makes 15% cut either way...

It's brilliant.

Let's not forget the endless market of games, and Early Access (which is getting ridiculously out of hand because some devs are ruining it for the true devs out there).

Anyways the Only dent EA access will be creating will be in it's own market.

Clown_Syndr0me1955d ago

I cant understand how a service for one publisher, with like 5 games on it is even close to steam...Maybe in like 5 years when all the other publishers have jumped on board. If that happens ill just switch to PC as its cheaper.

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styferion1956d ago

There's this thing called Origin that EA Access have to surpass before tackling on Steam.. oh wait, they're made by the same company.

SteamPowered1955d ago

There is no bloody way EA could take on Steam regardless of what platform they use. Steam has PC buttoned up. All you have to do is say the word "origin" and Pc gamers will turn away.

Th3o1955d ago

To be fair, in terms of customer service. Origin is 100x's better than Steam.

In terms of market and community, it's very small.

But I give credit where it's deserved. They always helped me out asap with all my problems, and in some cases gave me free games + upgrades.

Customer Service

Origin > Steam

Everything else

Steam > Origin

HonestDragon1955d ago

Origin still didn't deter gamers away from playing Sim City and Battlefield 4 on their PCs. For some, it will take a lot more than just Origin to ward them away from EA.

Wizard_King1955d ago


You are dreaming mate, Origin is far far worse than Steam in every respect.

And the customer service at Steam in 2nd to none, heck I have even traded crappy COD titles I never played for indie titles using customer support.

I smell an EA employee.

Th3o1954d ago (Edited 1954d ago )

Why on Earth would a Origin Employee ever admit "Steam > Origin everything else" ? It just doesn't make sense.

State your opinion as much as you'd like but don't bring nonsense to this conversion.

I'm ofc speaking from my experience. Steam's customer service thought effective for me most of the time, is very robotic and cold. While with Origin I could actually call in a do everything over the phone.

That was my experience.


Contrary to popular belief I doubt EA wants to waste the resources to come on here and make small positive jabs...

Also while we're on the subject did you even see my previous post? You're very quick to judge and dish out criticism.

Rifkens1951d ago

Th3o is right. Origin's Customer Service is far better than Steam's. It is the only thing going for Origin though

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DeadRabbits1956d ago (Edited 1956d ago )

One major flaw, its EA we are talking about. The most evil underhanded anti consumer gaming company out there! Dont let their silver tongues and trickery fool ye for they do the work of the the Horned One.....Belezebub! They also eat puppies and force feed ye microtransactions!

lord zaid1956d ago

Yes. That is exactly the problem. But the concept is sound. Would it not be awesome to have access to all the games you could possibly want for a reasonable monthly fee? I would jump at that oppurtunity.

beerzombie1956d ago (Edited 1956d ago )

So companies that make weapons that kill millions of people a year is less evil?

Enron, Banks that steal and lie, Our own Government, Car manufacture's that allow their customers to die and cover it up, Prosecutors that lie with hold evidence for a conviction, Mine companies that choose not use safety over money and allow their employees to die, Tobacco companies the list goes on and on Ea. doesn't even make the top 100.

Genova841956d ago

Comparing apples to oranges dude. Wrong forum for this sort of discussion.

Silly Mammo1955d ago

For a guy with the username: beerzombie, you sure are laying down some heavy sh*t!! :0P

Michiel19891956d ago

Im not a big fan of how EA handled their stuff, but keep it reasonable. They have a new CEO if im not mistaken and for fucks sake, they are making MIrror's Edge 2, BG&E 2, Battlefront 3 and they did try out some stuff with Star Wars 1313 (though that won't see the daylight unfortunately).

It's funny how all gamers seem like parrots, first lets hate on EA, then activision, then EA again. Most of the people who do hate on them on the interwebz haven't had bad experiences with certain companies but just talk shit because the guy next door does as well.

morganfell1956d ago (Edited 1956d ago )

It doesn't matter. EA knows Xbox supporters will embrace this program and back it to the hilt no matter what they do or what they charge all because it's exclusive.

The X1 was built around DRM. MS has retreated and backpeddled then asked to be rewarded for what they previously swore to gamers was impossible. They told gamers "Meh, no 24 hour access, buy a 360" The list of deceptions and untruths is endless and people still back them up because their ego will not admit the truth of what they supported and continue to support. They actually deserve this.

This will be no different. I expect numerous articles in the coming days lauding all the advantages of such a wonderful company as EA.

It appears EA couldn't failed to learn their lesson with Origin and they failed to learn their lesson with Titanfall exclusivity...

Bigger than Steam?

And for certain people that think EA is wonderful all one need do is look at Battlefield 4.

I can't wait for the comeuppance.

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Slick811956d ago (Edited 1956d ago )

Lol yeah content is very limited and it be cooler if their was access to 360 ea games but atleast it's a start

hiredhelp1956d ago (Edited 1956d ago )

EA Bigger than steam Bold statement lets think EA Games New and old = shed load games whist this not bad scheme. If you want to match against steam..... DONT!
Just plain silly steam no1 world wide distribution that has all major 3rd party publishers back catalouge inc some of EA older titles.
Your talking hundreds if not thousands libary of games Fact.

modesign1956d ago

if your going to pay a monthly subscription to EA to play their old games, then you are a fool.

Dewitt1955d ago (Edited 1955d ago )

2.50 a month, that is a fast food trip off the dollar menu you skip for one day. People act like this service is expensive, yet people buy steam sales all the time because an indie game dropped from 10 dollars, to 2.49. This is 4 AAA titles that alot of people never got a chance to try at launch. I didn't think I would enjoy Madden 25, but I had alot of fun online last night with it.

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