Electronic Arts brought more of its library of games to Steam’s digital storefront today, with many of the games on sale right now. While EA adds games on Steam, the company promises it will bring its monthly subscription service, EA Access, to Steam as well.
This marks another step in EA moving back to Steam. Last year, when the company released Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, it was available on Steam. This is a drastic change from the prior handful of years, when EA pushed digital sales for its games over to its own client and storefront, EA Origin. EA Origin was launched in 2013.
EA Adds Games on Steam
Video games EA added to Steam include Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, Sea of Solitude, Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville, Need for Speed Heat, Unravlel, Unravel 2, Dragon Age II, and Dragon Age: Inquisition. All of EA’s games on Steam can be found here.
While EA adds games on Steam to be purchased, the company also plans on extending its subscription service, EA Access, to Steam. This would open up much of EA’s gaming library to Steam users for one monthly cost. Those using EA Origin as their digital gaming store of choice will be able to continue doing so for both full purchases of games and EA Access.
EA isn’t the only company that began releasing games on Steam again after taking a break. Microsoft, which for years pushed digital sales of its PC games to the Microsoft Store, has been releasing its recent games on Steam, including Sea of Thieves, which came to the platform yesterday.
Steam was created by Valve in 2003 as a way for players to keep games updated. It soon expanded to sell third party games and went on to become the largest platform on PC for distributing digital games.