Confirmed: EA teams up with Steam for PC game distribution

You may have heard rumors, but a press release that hit our inbox just now confirms it: Steam has teamed up with EA for PC game distribution.

Valve announced that the following titles are now available in the United States and Canada via their Steam service:

  • Spore
  • Spore Creepy & Cute Parts Pack
  • Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning
  • Need for Speed Undercover
  • Mass Effect
  • EA SPORTS FIFA Manager 2009 

And that’s just the start: in the coming weeks, other EA hits like Mirror’s Edge, Command & Conquer Red Alert 3, and Dead Space will be added to the catalog of EA’s titles available via Steam.

“EA is one of the industry’s largest publishers,” said Gabe Newell, co-founder and president of Valve. “The EA titles coming to Steam this holiday include some this year’s top PC titles.”

“We are pleased to extend our holiday titles to gamers worldwide via Steam — a revolutionary technology that is one of the game industry’s most successful digital distribution services,” said John Pleasants, President, Global Publishing & Chief Operating Officer.

And Steam becomes even more awesome.

Dale North