Looks like Valve still has some steam left in them (see what I did there?) as many big publishers have returned to their massive digital distribution platform over the past year. The latest? EA, which will not only start launching their titles on Steam (with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order leading the charge), but will also bring EA Access to Valve‘s platform (starting next spring).
Here’s the full announcement, straight from the horse’s mouth:
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 catalog-wide discounts, and in-game member benefits for some of our biggest franchises.
Keep an eye out for more news and updates on this partnership in the coming weeks and months!
And here’s the Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order launch trailer, since they’ve released it today and I’m a big fan of embedding videos in my articles: