After a few years of rivalry, EA is ready to play nice with STEAM again. Electronic Arts and Valve announced a new partnership on Tuesday that puts EA games back into the Steam library. EA also announced that EA Access will launch on Steam next spring, giving players another place to subscribe to a collection of EA games and member benefits on PC. The timing couldn’t be better for EA, which is releasing “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order” on November 15th. The game is available to pre-order on Steam beginning today, and is already available to pre-order on console right here on Amazon.
“This is the start of an exciting partnership with Valve that will see us innovating for PC players around the world,” said Andrew Wilson, CEO of Electronic Arts. “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.”
“This is a good day for gamers,” said Valve’s Gabe Newell. “We’re excited to partner with EA to not only bring their great games and subscription service to Steam, but also to open up our communities to each other in an unprecedented way that will benefit players and developers around the world.”
EA Access gives subscribers access to a long list of EA games, and the service offers member benefits and discounts on full game purchases, expansions, in-game items, and more. EA has been offering subscription services since 2014, and currently reaches players on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Origin platforms.
If you’re a Star Wars fan that plays on PC, the news that “Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order” is coming to Steam is probably welcomed. The new single player, third-person action adventure game is from Respawn and EA, and is only a few weeks away. According to EA, players on Steam will be able to play other EA games like “The Sims 4,” and “Unravel 2.” Multiplayer games like “Apex Legends,” “FIFA 20,” and “Battlefield V” will become available next year, and players on Origin and Steam will have the ability to play together.
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