EA's return to Steam has brought back a handful of titles to GabeN's platform and the latest batch includes Dragon Age 2, Need for Speed Heat, Burnout Paradise Remastered and more.
Also launched on Steam are Mirro's Edge Catalyst, Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville and Crysis 3, and you should know that all the aforementioned titles are 50 per cent off until July 9, 2020.
We're not sure whether this is EA's way to atone for the earlier move, where they introduced price hikes across the board, presumably so as to compensate for GabeN's cut.
EA will also be bringing their subscription service to Steam, where it will be known as EA Access. For all intents and purposes though, it's the same subscription as Origin Access, granting you unlimited access to 50-something titles and discounts on EA's titles.
EA are already touting it as the first subscription service available on Steam, but we suppose they won't be alone too long once the gates are open. Marrying the reliable and quite lucrative subscription services with Steam's immense userbase can only mean good things.
Their return to Steam started with Respawn's excellent Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, with their multiplayer-only titles seemingly left for last. We're talking abut the likes of Apex Legends and Battlefield V, which EA said will come to Steam in 2020, but they didn't specify when.
EA has been pretty successful with Origin Access but the days of walled-in platforms are coming to an end, much to the dismay of those who think that platform exclusivity automatically equals quality. Expanding to Steam means hundreds of millions of potential new customers, which is the real name of the game.