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EA Access and EA Games on Steam

Electronic Arts and Valve have partnered to put EA games into the hands of the players on Steam. 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.

The partnership kicks 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 also be able to play other major titles like The Sims™ 4 and Unravel Two. Multiplayer games—like Apex Legends™, FIFA 20, and Battlefield™ V—will become available next year, and players on both Origin and Steam will have the ability to play together.

A library of titles awaits you in The Vault, but beyond the games themselves, EA Access enhances your gaming experience with a medley of rewards. Get the red-carpet treatment with exclusive catalog-wide discounts, and in-game member benefits for some of our biggest franchises.

Keep an eye out for more news and updates on this partnership in the coming weeks and months!

https://www.ea.com/news/ea-and-valve-partnership?utm_campaign=ea_hd_ww_ic_ic_twt_steam-10292019-tw&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&cid=61082&ts=1572387689897



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Nice to see that Valve is finally starting to respond to the Epic Games Store threat by making big plays like this. Getting EA games on Steam is a pretty big move.



I have the feelis this is kinda pointless. If you still need to install and operate Origin to play EA games, is there going to be a functional difference?



You know it deserves the GOTY.

Come join The 2018 Obscure Game Monthly Review Thread.

Darwinianevolution said:
I have the feelis this is kinda pointless. If you still need to install and operate Origin to play EA games, is there going to be a functional difference?

It reads to me like you don't need to install Origin. Press release mentions EA games coming to Steam, and crossplay functionality between Steam and Origin.



Darwinianevolution said:
I have the feelis this is kinda pointless. If you still need to install and operate Origin to play EA games, is there going to be a functional difference?

That you will be able to load them through Steam  instead of Origin? Pretty biiiiiiiig stuff. 



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Oh boy. Please put Dragon Age 3 and Mass Effect 3 on Steam... And then it's uninstall Origin time.



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shikamaru317 said:
Darwinianevolution said:
I have the feelis this is kinda pointless. If you still need to install and operate Origin to play EA games, is there going to be a functional difference?

It reads to me like you don't need to install Origin. Press release mentions EA games coming to Steam, and crossplay functionality between Steam and Origin.

Do we know for sure you won't need Origin anymore? I'm not sure if taking it out would make EA happy, even if they are once again on a bigger platform.

Then again, if you still need their DRM 3rd party software, we're in the same place as before...



You know it deserves the GOTY.

Come join The 2018 Obscure Game Monthly Review Thread.

You still need Origin installed. It will be just like Ubisoft with their games and UPlay. And I also bet Red Dead 2 will require the Rockstar Launcher for Steam.

On the Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order page it states that you do need Origin.



"EA and Valve announce partnership"

Big yikes.

Actual thread content doesn't sound too bad, though.



HL3 with microstransactions and episodic content



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