EA Raises Prices of Steam Games, Origin Prices Remain the Same

EA has, outside of the US, began raising prices for many of its older games, including the Mass Effect Collection, SimCity 4: Deluxe Edition, and Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition.As reported by PC Gamer, Steam users started reporting earlier this week that a “significant number” of EA’s games had their prices raised on Steam but not on EA’s own platform, Origin.

Dragon Age: Origins, which originally released in 2009, saw its price raised £5 to £24.99 out of nowhere. These changes can be seen on each game’s SteamDB page.
SimCity 4: Deluxe Edition, from 2003, nearly doubled as its price went from £9.99 to £17.99.

Reddit user MJuniorDC9 compared the prices of SimCity 4: Deluxe Edition, Crysis 2: Maximum Edition, and Mass Effect Collection, showing the old and new prices in such countries as Canada, Russia, and Brazil.

An interesting note is that these price changes are not consistent across all regions or game titles. For example, Sim City 4 and Dragon Age are currently more expensive in New Zealand, but Dead Space 2 is not.

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This news arrives just a few months after EA announced it would be releasing its new games on Steam for the first time since it launched its Origin store in 2011.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN who can’t wait and is so excited he just can’t hide it. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.

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