Yesterday on October 29, Electronic Arts (EA) made headlines with Valve Corporation. Both companies announced a partnership for the gaming industry. The video game companies addressed their excitement on Twitter and provided more information about the collaboration.
— Electronic Arts (@EA) October 29, 2019
In a recent blog post, EA made intentions clear regarding this partnership with Valve. EA stated they wanted their ever-growing list of games to be enjoyed, not only on Origin but on Steam too.
“Electronic Arts and Valve have partnered to put EA games into the hands of the players on Steam,” said EA. “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.”
In conclusion, EA will be landing gaming content in Steam stores for more straightforward accessibility in Valve’s blooming community. Valve also responded with enthusiasm in their own Tweet.
Very exciting news! https://t.co/VZAMwkHO2s
— Steam (@steam_games) October 29, 2019
EA and Valve’s first step for their partnership starts with the upcoming, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which launches on November 15.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is a new third-person action-adventure Star Wars title from Respawn Entertainment. The game features a new Star Wars story about one of the last Jedi’s in the galaxy. Within the game, players can hone their lightsaber skills, use the force of the Jedi, and explore an array of terrain. All in an attempt to rebuild the Jedi Order and stop all that oppose it.
— EA Star Wars (@EAStarWars) October 29, 2019
More beloved Origin games will make their way to Steam stores in the coming months. Multiplayer games like Apex Legends, FIFA 20, and Battlefield will come soon, as well as major titles Sims 4 and Unravel 2. All games are going to become available on Steam stores by 2020. Additionally, Origin and Steam players can finally play together despite being on different platforms.
Written by Jay Hunter