EA games are making their way back to Steam thanks to a partnership between the company and Valve. Games like Battlefield 5, The Sims 4 and the FIFA series will no longer be solely confined to the Origin client. Hooray!
In a statement on the new partnership with Valve, EA writes: “Electronic Arts and Valve have partnered to put EA games into the hands of the players on Steam.
“Starting next spring, EA Access—our ever-growing subscription service powered by great games and member benefits—will be making its way to Steam. EA Access is the first and only gaming subscription service available on Steam, and the fourth platform featuring an EA subscription.”
Offering up some details on what we can expect, the statement adds that the partnership will begin with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order which launches on November 15, but will slowly be rolled out to many more EA games.
“In the coming months, players on Steam will also be able to play other major titles like The Sims™ 4 and Unravel™ Two. Multiplayer games—like Apex Legends™, FIFA 20, and Battlefield™ V—will become available next year, and players on both Origin™ and Steam will have the ability to play together,” says the statement.
Along with the announcement, EA also outlined some of its plans for the coming years in terms of new games. In an investor call, EA said that it’s currently working to keep Respawn Entertainment “hyper-focused” on battle royale shooter, Apex Legends. It doesn’t seem likely we’ll be seeing anything else from the Titanfall universe anytime soon though, as chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen said “we won’t forget about [Titanfall]” but declined to comment on a third game in the franchise.
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