Publishing giant Electronic Arts announced on Tuesday that it is coming back to Steam after an eight-year hiatus.
The company stopped supporting the PC platform in favor of its own service, Origin, which has struggled to win favor with gamers. Evidently, the size of Steam’s audience was enough to lure EA back.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be the first EA title to arrive on Steam. It launches on November 15. The Sims 4 and Unravel 2 are coming to Steam later this year.
EA will ramp up its support in 2020. They’ll be bringing their EA Access service, as well as games like Apex Legends, Battlefield 5, and FIFA 20. Those games were previously only playable on PC through Origin. In addition, the two companies announced cross-play between Origin and Steam.
“This is a good day for gamers,” says Valve’s CEO, Gabe Newell. “We’re excited to partner with EA to not only bring their great games and subscription service to Steam but also to open up our communities to each other in an unprecedented way that will benefit players and developers around the world.”