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EA will start releasing games on Steam again, after it moved away from the popular PC game marketplace in 2011 in favor of its Origin store and launcher. It’ll start with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, making it the first new EA game released on Steam since 2011.

Additionally, EA announced plans to bring its EA Access subscription service to Steam starting next year, allowing players to pay a monthly price for access to a collection of EA games through Steam.

“At the core, we are game makers, and our aspiration is to connect as many people as we can to the great games that we built and make it as frictionless as possible for them to do that,” explained Mike Blank, senior vice president at EA. “So with more players playing more games and more platforms, frankly, we want to be where the players are.” In EA’s case, that means Steam.

“We want to be where the players are.”

EA plans to follow up Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order’s release on Steam with other recently released games from its catalog, including The Sims 4, Unravel 2, Apex Legends, FIFA 20, and Battlefield V.

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EA’s subscription service is coming to Steam very soon. Today, the publisher announced that the recently renamed EA Play will launch on Steam on August 31st. This marks the fourth platform on which the service will be available, following the PS4, Xbox One, and EA’s own Origin storefront on PC.

Previously known as EA Access, the service gives subscribers the ability to play some of the publisher’s biggest titles, including The Sims 4 and Titanfall 2, while also offering other benefits like early access for new releases, deals on select EA games, and more. The base price is $4.99 a month or $29.99 a year, while the premium option — which includes early access to all of EA’s new titles — is $14.99 per month, or $99.99 annually.

The service’s debut on Steam was a long time coming; EA originally announced plans to expand to Valve’s platform in 2019.

 
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