Publisher EA is turning up the price screw on Steam – almost everywhere in the world. German Steam users also have to pay more for EA games.
EA has recently been very successful with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order returning to Steam, and it seems that it's the only game that does spared from global price increases remained. The USA is one of the few countries without a price increase, but the games are in parts of South America and Asia, Great Britain and most of Europe significantly more expensive become.
For example, the base price is the Mass Effect Collection on Steam from 27.99 euros to 34.99 euros Euros rose, The price for the Deluxe Edition of SimCity 4 has increased doubled to 19.99 euros – by the way, the edition is from 2004. Dead Space now costs 19.99 euros instead of 14.99 euros,
The increases vary from country to country for easy adjustment to different currencies and their exchange rates. In Brazil, for example, the price of Dead Space increased by 300 percent, just like Mirror’s Edge and Battlefield Bad Company 2. In Russia, prices for the games named Mass Effect and SimCity rose by 225 percent,
In reddit users from all over the world report and report high price increases in their regional steam stores. Some suspect that EA is trying Get players to use their Origin platform, Many accuse Electronic Arts of greed for money.
Since EA had hardly released any games on Steam until the release of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, many of the games have been on the market for 10 years or more. Having to pay up to 300 percent more for these games makes many players angry. What do you think is behind the almost arbitrary price increase?