For nearly 10 years EA games on PC have been limited to EA’s oft-maligned digital store, Origin. That’s about to change, as Electronic Arts has announced a return to Steam, beginning with the highly anticipated action game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order on November 15.
The new Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order launch trailer happened to drop today as well.
The Steam news was initially teased with a steamy EA-branded Mug via the official EA twitter account.
— Electronic Arts (@EA) October 25, 2019
“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, 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.”
EA Access subscribers will be able to take advantage of EA games and discounts when it launches on Steam next spring. EA Access launched in 2014 as a Netflix-like subscription service, granting full access to select EA games, DLC, and discounts on purchases on Xbox One and Origin, and earlier this year on PlayStation 4.
After Fallen Order the next games slated to arrive on Steam are The Sims 4 and Unravel 2 within “the coming months.” Beyond that EA has confirmed Apex Legends, FIFA 20 and Battlefield 5 among the games coming in 2020. And yes, Steam and Origin users will be be able to play together.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is available to pre-order on Steam today. It’s rated T for Teen and launches November 15.