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EA Play is coming to Steam at the end of August

EA Play is coming to Steam at the end of August

Electronic Arts' subscription service EA Play is being launched on Steam at the end of the month.

In a new store page for the platform, the publishing giant revealed that EA Play would be coming to Steam on August 31st. This is the new name for the all-you-can-eat service formerly known as EA Access and Origin Access Basic.

The premium tier Premier is now known as EA Play Pro. Meanwhile, the company's E3 show is called EA Play Live.

Titles available on EA Play on Steam on launch include Star Wars: Battlefront 2, Battlefield V, Titanfall 2 and Dragon Age Inquisition. EA Play will set users back $4.99 per month.

This follows EA bringing a number of titles to Steam, having previously preferred to launch them on its own Origin service. 

Speaking to investors last month, EA CEO Andrew Wilson said that coming to Steam had help drive growth for the publisher.

"During Q1, we also launched nearly 30 titles on the Steam platform," he said.

"Bringing our games to Steam enables us to substantially grow our PC audience. Our Origin business grew 75 per cent year-over-year as well, and by opening up the ability for Steam and Origin players to play together, we’re now positioned to harness the full power of the PC community. Bringing titles to Steam is also foundational to our EA subscription service that will go live on the platform later this summer."


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Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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