Just a handful of days immediately after EA’s steamy teaser, the publisher has produced it official – EA is coming back to Steam.
EA is going all-in with the comeback as well, kicking it off by opening Steam pre-orders for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order currently ahead of the game’s release on 15th November.
Plans have also been announced to bring EA Access to Steam in spring 2020, producing it the fourth platform (immediately after PS4, Xbox A single and Origin) to function the subscription service.
This will be the initially gaming subscription service accessible on Steam, and will need the EA games to be on Valve’s platform to be playable. As such, EA is operating on bringing more than some of its most well-known titles in the subsequent handful of months, so it should not be lengthy till games like The Sims four, Apex Legends, FIFA 20 and Battlefield five show up on Steam.
You can nonetheless use Origin if that is your preference, but quickly players on each platforms will be in a position to play collectively. A great deal for all invalved.
Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, EA’s senior VP, Mike Blank, stated: “We want to make the practical experience for players who want to play their games on Steam or Origin as frictionless as attainable, so we’re operating towards connecting our accounts collectively as nicely as enabling players to play collectively across each Steam and Origin.”
EA and Valve are nonetheless operating on the technical side of integrating the solutions ideal now, so there is not an exhaustive list of games unquestionably producing the move to Steam just but. It really is also worth noting that the two storefronts appear like they are getting treated as various platforms, which means you will not be in a position to transfer games you have bought on a single more than to the other.
Nevertheless, cross-play in between these platforms is a great start out, and according to Blank, EA at least look prepared to join up with other people in the future as well.
“Though I do not have something to announce currently, we are usually open to new partnerships that make sense for our players. So we’ll see what the future holds.”