Don’t adjust your glasses or eye sight, you read that title correctly.
Today, EA and Valve announced that they have partnered to put EA games into the hands of the players on Steam. Starting next spring, EA Access will officially become a part of the Steam platform.
EA Access is the first and only gaming subscription service available on Steam, and the fourth platform featuring an EA subscription.
“This is the start of an exciting partnership with Valve that will see us innovating for PC players around the world,” said Andrew Wilson, CEO of Electronic Arts. “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.”
The partnership will kick 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 be able to play major titles like The Sims 4 and Unravel Two. Multiplayer games—like Apex Legends, FIFA 20, and Battlefield V will become available next year, while players on both Origin and Steam will have the ability to play together.
“This is a good day for gamers,” said Valve’s Gabe Newell. “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.”
EA Access will give subscribers access to a broad portfolio of EA games, valuable member benefits and discounts on full game purchases, expansions, in-game items and more.