EA Brings Over 25 Games to Steam, Discounts up to 75% off

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Over the last ten years Electronic Arts has released PC games on its own digital service, Origin. That’s starting to change. This week, EA is moving over 25 games from its back catalog to Steam, including Command & Conquer Remastered Collection, which releases tomorrow, June 5. The biggest and more recent releases, such as Apex Legends and Battlefield 5, however, remain exclusively on Origin on PC, for now.

Below are a sample of the biggest past releases now available on Steam. Every EA game on Steam is also discounted up to 75% off through July 9.

  • Dragon Age 2
  • Dragon Age Inquisition
  • Crysis 3
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville
  • Need for Speed Deluxe Edition
  • Need for Speed Heat
  • Need for Speed Rivals
  • Burnout Paradise Remastered
  • Unravel
  • Unravel Two
  • Mirror’s Edge
  • Sea of Solitude
  • Fe

“We want to make it easy to play the games you love, wherever you want to play. Delivering games to the Steam community is an important step in achieving this goal,” said Mike Blank, SVP, Strategic Growth. “Not only are we excited to have our games on Steam, but we look forward to bringing them even more value when our subscription becomes available in the Summer.”

EA has also announced that future games will release on Steam along with other platforms, including Command & Conquer Remastered Collection, which will utilize the Steam Workshop for mods.

EA Access is also coming to Steam later this summer. EA Access is EA’s version of Xbox Game Pass, a Netflix-like subscription service that grants access to EA’s library of games, as well as limited trials for new releases and discounts on purchases.


EA Hosts Live Streams and Events with Stay Home, Play Together Initiative

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With many gamers around the world stuck at home due to the global pandemic, publisher Electronic Arts is hosting live streams, tournaments, and other events throughout the month of April, including Madden NFL 20, FIFA 20, and The Sims 4, with their Stay Home, Play Together program.

“Our community is already showing what an amazing force we can be when we come together,” states the press release. “So our message is simple: Stay Home. Play Together. At a time where we need to stay physically apart, games can be a source of joy and connection. For many in our community, they already are – and we’re going to be highlighting that through the content we are creating and sharing.”

The next major event is a charity tournament for FIFA 20. The Stay and Play Cup will feature 20 clubs, including professional players, going head-to-head from April 15 – 19.

“We want to bring the global football community together with the FIFA 20 Stay and Play Cup, so millions of fans can experience the thrill of their favorite clubs and professional footballers playing — even when we have to be apart,” said Andrew Wilson, CEO of Electronic Arts. “As part of Stay Home, Play Together, we’re working to help people around the world find more ways to connect through play. Combined with relief contributions we are making, we hope to make a positive impact in people’s lives during this challenging time.”

Fans and viewers will be able to donate relief efforts to charitable organizations supporting COVID-19 relief. In addition, EA is donating $1 million to Global Giving’s Coronavirus Relief Fund.

Other EA events include new online tournaments for Apex Legends, and more The Sims 4 live streams with familiar content creators. You can see the full event schedule for details.