EA Games Are Coming to Steam, Starting with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

EA Games Are Coming to Steam, Starting with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

EA has altered the deal. Pray it alters it further?

Two major PC storefronts are coming to terms very soon. Electronic Arts announced today that it has partnered with Valve to bring EA games, and the EA Access subscription service, back onto the Steam platform over the coming months.

Starting with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order on November 15, EA will start bringing its games to the Steam platform. Over the next few months, more will follow, including The Sims 4 and Unravel Two, with multiplayer games like Apex Legends, FIFA 20, and Battlefield V arriving in 2020. Finally, EA Access, a subscription service for EA games, will arrive next spring.

This doesn't mean the end of the Origin platform, as EA specifically says Origin and Steam users will be able to play together, but it does mark a major shift in the landscape. EA has traditionally stayed pretty closed off on its Origin platform, so a Steam crossover gives Valve some ammunition in its ongoing rivalry with the Epic Games Store.

This also marks the first gaming subscription service to arrive on Steam, indicating the platform might be open in the future to more subscription services. Older EA games, as well as strikingly newer games, should be on the Steam store front by next spring and available for EA Access users.

Considering the changes Steam has been making to its service over the last year, seemingly in response to rising competition on the PC front, this new partnership could get very interesting. We'll see how it pans out as more EA games gradually arrive on the Steam service over the coming months and into the new year.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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