Earlier this week, we reported that Electronic Arts could be returning to Steam after the publisher teased us with a little clip of an EA-branded cup with steam coming out of it. Now, Electronic Arts announced a partnership with Valve to bring EA Access and EA Games to Steam.
EA Access will come to Steam in “next Spring” in the US which is between 1 March and 31 May in South Africa. At the time of writing, the pricing has not been revealed, but expect it to be the same as on Origin. The exciting Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be the first EA Games title to release on Steam since Electronic Arts and Valve broke up back in 2011 when the publisher pulled Crysis 2 from Steam.
Yes, you can pre-order Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from Steam now and play it when it releases on 15 November 2019. You will still need to use the Origin launcher and an account to play the game, however.
Electronic Arts explains the partnership with Valve and what gamers can look forward to with EA Games and EA Access on Steam:
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#16E9EB” class=”” size=”20″] 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.
The partnership kicks off with Star Wars™ Jedi: Fallen Order launching on November 15 – and available for pre-order today. 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.
A library of titles awaits you in The Vault, but beyond the games themselves, EA Access enhances your gaming experience with a medley of rewards. Get the red-carpet treatment with exclusive catalogue-wide discounts, and in-game member benefits for some of our biggest franchises. [/perfectpullquote]
Lastly, the publisher explains that more information will follow in the coming weeks and months.
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