EA just announced that they’ll be partnering with Steam this coming Spring. EA Access, the company’s subscription service, will be making its debut on the platform. This is the first time the company has released a game on Steam since 2011. EA had hinted at an upcoming partnership, but today confirmed it via the official EA blog. This should be exciting news as most gamers probably have a Steam account, which means less download management via multiple platforms.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order first to get the Steam treatment
EA will be launching Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order on Steam come November 15, 2019. According to their blog, in the months to follow, they’ll also be releasing The Sims 4, Unravel 2, as well as a few other major gaming titles. There is still no word on whether other popular games outside of EA Access will be available, but we’ll be sure to let you know if they drop on Steam.
Apex Legends, Battlefield V, and more
Beginning next year sometime, multiplayer games like Apex Legends, Fifa 20, and Battlefield V will be available on Steam as well. Players from both Steam and Origin (EA’s gaming platform) will be able to have cross-play functionality.
It’ll be interesting to see the multiplayer games transfer over. Steam has an enormously large player base, something that all other games platforms have been chasing for years. I think that this will lead to more players entering the fray on all of these games, especially the poorly performing Battlefield V.
There will also be access to The Vault, a huge assortment of older games including the Command and Conquer series.
EA on Steam is a good thing
All in all, this sounds like a win-win for everyone. EA has a massively popular collection of games despite how some people may feel about the company’s ethics with microtransactions.
You can start getting your Electronic Arts fix on November 15, 2019.