EA Brings A Bunch More Games To Steam [UPDATE: Titanfall 2 Added]

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Image: Respawn Entertainment
Image: Respawn Entertainment

Electronic Arts released a handful of its games on Steam today. This move, combined with last year’s release of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, marks a significant return for the publisher, which left Valve’s digital games distribution platform for its own Origin launcher in 2013.

Some of the EA games available on Steam include Dragon Age II, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Need for Speed Heat, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, Unravel, Unravel Two, Sea of Solitude, and Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville. In total, EA added 25 more games to the Steam marketplace. Moving forward, EA also plans to release new games, like tomorrow’s Command & Conquer Remastered Collection, on Steam the same day as on other platforms.

Update — 06/11/2020, 1:45 p.m. ET: Several more EA games were added to Steam today, including Mass Effect 3, Mass Effect Andromeda, Battlefield V, and Star Wars Battlefront II.

Update — 06/18/2020, 3:30 p.m. ET: EA’s roster of games on Steam has expanded yet again with the arrival of Titanfall 2, Dead Space 3, The Sims 4, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, and A Way Out.

EA Access, a subscription service currently available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Origin, will eventually make its way to Steam as well. It’s expected to launch sometime this summer.

You can find a complete listing of the EA games now available on Steam on the company’s official publisher page.

Comments

  • Well, I guess this answers the question.

    When EA started off Origin, the assumption was, “100% of sales revenue is better than 70% of sales revenue!” And the figured that the market was the market, and that platform had nothing to do with it.

    Since then, Origin has about three and a half million subscribers, and Steam not long ago broke one billion subscribers. Sooooo… it turns out platform DOES matter, because platform isn’t just a launcher, it’s also a giant billboard.

    And it looks like the results of the maths is in: 100% of 3.5M potential sales isn’t worth as much as 70% of 1B potential sales.

    • (I wonder if someone with brilliant insight and intuition could have predicted this, so many years ago… what kind of savant, what modern Nostradamus would be capable of such powers of pattern recognition? Surely such a person would be not only brilliant of mind, but very physically attractive as well, suitable for great statues to be raised in honour of their magnificence…)

    • i’m curious. the only 2 games ive purchased on origin are ME3 and ME:A so im not too familiar with EA titles. but are all the games theyre now releasing on steam at least 6-12 months old? have they released any of their newest titles on steam as well? or are they essentially setting up an internal “exclusivity” deal to only release games on steam after theyve been on origin for a certain period of time?

    • I’m not saying i disagree.
      But a very enormous amount of steam users are just there for games that require toaster tier laptops, and for indie/small games. Whereas 95% of Origin games are big AAAs that require actual PCs, so its certainly not 3.5m vs 1b for who is going to buy EA games.
      It would be like sub 5-10% of steam users who could even play some of those let alone a significant amount.
      I mean thats still a lot more people, but i just felt like pointing this out.

      Also steam sucks, there i said it. I’m still mad destiny moved from BNET to steam

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