Steam currently offers a variety of titles from numerous publishers on its platform. Big hitters, such as Rockstar Games, Capcom and CD Projekt Red are providing access to their blockbuster games through Valve’s ever-expanding video games service.
However, EA have, until now, used their own 'Origin' launcher for their releases on PC, despite Steam being the most widely used.
The partnership will see EA published games become available on Steam as well still remaining available on Origin.
EA Access will also be shunted across to Steam, meaning that players with an EA Access subscription will receive the same benefits (including the portfolio of EA games) through Steam, as of Spring 2020.
Andrew Wilson, CEO of Electronic Arts, chimed in on the benefits this will bring to gamers worldwide: “Through our subscription, great games and more, we’re excited to bring players in the Steam and Origin communities together with access to the best games, whenever and wherever they want to play.”
— Electronic Arts (@EA) October 29, 2019
In terms of the titles that will be available, the first game to be pushed live is the highly anticipated, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which is set to launch on November 15 and can now be pre-ordered through Steam.
Alongside Fallen Order, both The Sims 4 and Unravel Two will become available alongside multiplayer titles such as FIFA 20, Battlefield V and Apex Legends — set to make their way onto Valve’s platform in the coming months.
EA Games coming to Steam
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
- Sims 4
- Unravel Two
- FIFA 20
- Battlefield V
- Apex Legends
While utilizing Steam will expand EA’s reach in the gaming community, Origin will remain EA’s exclusive platform, but the introduction of crossplay will bring seamless integration between both PC video games services, to ensure friends from either platform can play together.
It appears that EA are imploring a lot of effort into reaching as many gamers as possible with their existing and future titles, following their recent merging of EA Access onto PS4 as well as their Valve partnership.