Origin and Steam players will be able to play together next year

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Electronic Arts games will be available on Steam for the first time in eight years, after the publisher announced it had signed a partnership with Valve. While it means players will have more games to choose from, it also means that Origin and Valve players will be able to play together again in the near future.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be the first game to debut on Steam on November 15, followed by The Sims 4, and Unravel 2. Various multiplayer games like Apex Legends, FIFA 20, and Battlefield V will also be available, but not until next year.

A subscription service called EA Access – not Origin access – will also be available via Steam, although it’s not clear what games will be included with such a service, or how much it’ll cost. The announcement makes it clear that a “library of titles” will be on offer though, alongside a “medley of reports”, discounts, and more.

“This is the start of an exciting partnership with Valve that will see us innovating for PC players around the world, Andrew Wilson, CEO of EA, said in a statement. “Through our subscription, great games and more, we’re excited to bring players in the Steam and Origin communities together with access to the best games, whenever and wherever they want to play.”

Although we don’t have a timescale for multiplayer integration or the new subscription service, you can pre-order Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order on Steam now.

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