If you’re one of the millions of PC players who use Steam and want to play EA games without using Origin, that will soon become a reality! Today, EA has announced that the publisher’s titles will soon be available on Valve’s Steam platform!
This will be in effect in full starting next spring, but the first title to take advantage of this — Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order — will happen this November 15!
In addition to EA’s games appearing on Steam, even EA Access, which is EA’s premium membership service, will also be available on the platform as well. Check out the statements made by EA CEO Andrew Wilson, and Valve big boss Gabe Newell below straight from the press release.
This is the start of an exciting partnership with Valve that will see us innovating for PC players around the world. 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. – Andrew Wilson, EA CEO
This is a good day for gamers. 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. – Gabe Newell, Valve big boss
Is this a sign that Origin is slowly being phased out? Maybe, maybe not. All I know is, this is a win for PC gamers around the world.