Electronic Arts suggested a few days ago the possible return of their games to Steam. After a few days, the company finally confirmed a new distribution agreement with Valve. Thanks to this, Electronic Arts games will once again be available on Steam. In addition, the company prepares a big surprise for PC players and users of the Valve platform.
Part of the agreement is that EA Access, the Electronic Arts subscription service, will now also be offered via 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 subscription service will arrive at the Valve platform sometime next spring. This agreement between companies will begin very soon, with the launch of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order on Steam, a platform where it is already possible to pre-order it. Electronic Arts reported that other games such as The Sims 4 and Unravel Two will also join Steam in the coming months.
In 2020 the platform users will have access to Apex Legends, FIFA 20 and Battlefield V. More great news is that Steam and Origin players can play together. For its part, EA Access will arrive with all its benefits to Steam, that is, a large catalog of games, as well as rewards for all subscribed players.
In other news, Electronic Arts is one of the biggest publishers in the video game industry and that is why they have several projects at the door. If you are interested in knowing what some of them are, you will be glad to know that, in a recent presentation with investors, the company announced some of the plans it has for the coming years.
In their talk with investors, Electronic Arts said that their studios are working on new games. To be more specific, they noted that EA Motive Studios is working on a new IP; while there are new “projects” on the way from DICE. That’s not all, since the BioWare, Maxis and Criterion teams are also cooking new games.
Unfortunately, the company did not specify how long we will have to wait to see these games. That’s not all, since the distributor confirmed that they are preparing new mobile games, as well as plans to support new independent projects or other companies. Finally, they said that they plan a new franchise for their EA Sports product line.
In this presentation EA also revealed that they are preparing a new Battlefield, but it will not arrive until next year. Also, the company canceled the next NBA Live, but everything indicates that the series will return in the next generation of consoles.