Electronic Arts may finally be taking advantage of the Valve's Steam platform it seems, with rumours that Spore
is set for release starting to circulate after the EULA for the title is spotted on the Steam storefront.
While not immediately shocking to many, if Spore
does see a Steam release then it'll be the first time that Electronic Arts has even tried to release a game on Steam.
Electronic Arts and Valve currently work together on many other projects, with EA publishing retail copies of The Orange Box
and Left 4 Dead
as well as working with Valve to port the games to other platforms such as the PlayStation 3, but EA has never published on Steam yet. Instead, the mega-publisher has traditionally favoured it's ironically less-favoured EA Store system, which many gamers complain is difficult and restrictive to use.
That said though, Electronic Arts has been trying to turn over a new leaf lately with development moving away from yearly sports titles to more innovative and exciting games such as Mirror's Edge
- could EA finally be moving towards the light?
For now the issue is all just speculation and hear-say as, though the appearance of a Steam EULA for the game is interesting, it is by no means a confirmation of release. Looks like we'll just have to keep our fingers crossed.
If you want to know more about Spore
then you can check out our full Spore review and graphical analysis
for more details - and be sure to let us know what you think of the game in the forums