First wave of EA games return to Steam

First wave of EA games return to Steam

Publishing giant Electronic Arts has brought a number of its titles back to PC games platform Steam.

In a post on its website, EA said that more than 25 titles are returning to Valve's platform, including Dragon Age: Inquisition and Dragon Age II, Need for Speed titles Heat, Rivals and Speed as well as some of its indie titles like Unravel and its sequel, as well as Sea of Solitude.

Furthermore, the EA Access subscription service is coming to Steam, too.

This follows EA bringing Star Wars title Jedi: Fallen Order to Valve's platform in November 2019 and promising at the time that more would follow suit. Prior to this, the company had launched all of its PC titles exclusively through the Origin platform as of 2011. This follows EA's Crysis 2 being booted from Valve's service, something that the firm said was the result of Valve's aggressive business terms. 

"These games will also be available as part of an EA Access subscription on Steam that will launch to players later this summer," the company wrote.

"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."

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