andy2084 Jan 22, 2013 @ 1:17pm
Will Sim City 5 be available on steam ???
Will Sim City 5 be available on steam ???
Will Steam tell us if we will be able to pre-order/purchase Sim City 5 on steam or will we have to wait untill 5th march when it comes out ???
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tmwfte Jan 22, 2013 @ 1:27pm 
Unlikely. It certainly won't be available for pre-order, won't be available at launch, and won't be available any time on Steam around launch date. Maybe in a year, but I think this is one of the EA titles that actually requires Origin in order to play.
Dental Plan Jan 22, 2013 @ 1:59pm 
It will be sold outside of Origin but you'll still need to register on and use Origin to play so a Steam release seems unlikely.

http://www.joystiq.com/2012/03/28/simcity-requires-internet-connection-to-play-will-be-sold-outsi/
Mivo Jan 23, 2013 @ 7:47am 
I didn't have too much trouble skipping ME3 or BF3, but SimCity is going to test my take on Origin. Then again, there's no shortage of games that I have yet to play, and that I want to play, that I probably won't bother. Still haven't tackled Anno 2070.
Spawn of Totoro Jan 23, 2013 @ 9:13am 
Simcity 5 is an Origin Exclusive (Similar to a Steamworks game). It also requires an always on connection.
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Tyson Jan 25, 2013 @ 8:25am 
Mine is another case of someone that would have bought BF3 had it been available on Steam. I have had too many bad experiences with games bought through other digital distribution platforms. I also have no desire to maintain multiple libraries of games between multiple services. Afraid to say that I will likely pass on yet another big EA title if I cannot get it here. :(
Enceladus Feb 5, 2013 @ 12:21am 
As much as I want this game, it is not enough to have yet another digital distribution client on my computer. I can wait indefinitely.

Oh and uh... a few games are missing if I were to even consider jumping ship to Origin, but given my lack of respect for EA, it's doubtful I would
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cyrokas Feb 16, 2013 @ 4:12pm 
i liked the new simcity come to steam
Soullust Feb 21, 2013 @ 5:29am 
i would only buy simcity if its available on steam, even if i have to use origin to log into the game.
Cornish Zombie Feb 21, 2013 @ 1:31pm 
Originally posted by andy2084:
Will Sim City 5 be available on steam ???
Will Steam tell us if we will be able to pre-order/purchase Sim City 5 on steam or will we have to wait untill 5th march when it comes out ???

Hahahahahaha ........Hahaha
Nanyate Feb 23, 2013 @ 1:34am 
I doubt it will be and im glad it wont. it looks like ubisoft and ea are banding together to compete with steam. considering steam no longer has the network capacity to run at peak hours, i think they need some competition to force them to improve their service quality. ive had trouble just loading their webpage in past weeks and they dont re-route their traffic efficient to use their network as best they can.

Origin however, seems to have quality download speeds and I don't see a reason to not readily use. While I dislike uplay, as they have pretty poor (very very slow) service. Additionally, EA is a major publisher, why shouldnt they compete with valve(steam)?

I have so many horror stores about steam, I am ready to now throw my money at EA. Heck, one of steams updates caused me to -have- to flash my motherboard so a game could work. WHO DOES THAT! I had a choice between risking wrecking my comp, or not playing a game i -paid for. Terrible service, want nothing to do with them, ready to move on, any company who can provide a quality stable service, can have my money. EA realized that people like me are demanding steam do better, and see they are refusing to do so.

Finally, have you ever tried to get tech support from steam... its a non-existant joke. EA has actual tech support.... It seems like a no brainer, EA appears to have a finished product ready to compete actively with steam, and ubisoft seems to also be fed up with them.
Wendschlag Feb 23, 2013 @ 6:30pm 
Originally posted by Mivo:
I didn't have too much trouble skipping ME3 or BF3, but SimCity is going to test my take on Origin. Then again, there's no shortage of games that I have yet to play, and that I want to play, that I probably won't bother. Still haven't tackled Anno 2070.
It will be easy to skip this game as it has consolitis. EA's service is about as good, and unuseful as Microsoft's service, but it's worse as you have to use their notoriously horrific EA servers.
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Uta-san Feb 25, 2013 @ 1:15am 
"Yes, it has been announced as releasing first on PC, with a Mac release following sometime in the spring. It will be played through EA's Origin service, which is set to release on Mac alongside the game's release. It will be sold in other markets like Steam, as well as at retail for the PC version, with the Mac version only being available through digital download."

Source: http://ign.com/wikis/simcity/
Uta-san Feb 25, 2013 @ 2:14am 
@Noizzzmaker -- TPB won't be able to get SimCity out unless they find a way to disable the always-on DRM. To play at all, you've got to be linked up to the net.
davidofmiami Feb 28, 2013 @ 9:25pm 
Originally posted by Tyson:
Mine is another case of someone that would have bought BF3 had it been available on Steam. I have had too many bad experiences with games bought through other digital distribution platforms. I also have no desire to maintain multiple libraries of games between multiple services. Afraid to say that I will likely pass on yet another big EA title if I cannot get it here. :(

Buy the game on Origin then use that nifty 'Add non-Steam Game' button Steam gave us, no need to mantain 2 libaries. It's what I did with Old Republic and it works fine.
Last edited by davidofmiami; Feb 28, 2013 @ 9:26pm
Damonis Feb 28, 2013 @ 9:31pm 
The day when pigs learn to fly will it be on steam
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