It seems that Electronic Arts has quietly removed some of its recent releases from Steam – including Crysis 2 and Alice: Madness Returns.
However, for some reason they decided to keep those games on other digital services such as Amazon and Impulse. Although there has been no official statement from either EA or Valve concerning the matter, it would appear as though EA is preparing a big fight on the digital market area.
Additionally BioWare’s MMO caled Star Wars: The Old Republic is going to be released exclusively on Origin. Coupled with the upcoming high-profile launch of Battlefield 3, which is rumored to be headed for Origin exclusivity, EA seems to be poised to make a big push against Steam.
Given how new the Origin system is many gamers remain hesitant to adopt the new platform.