Electronic Arts has traditionally been rather guarded with their catalog as it relates to specific platforms. Today, they took a step towards expanding their accessibility by launching over 25 games and their EA Access subscription service on Steam.
Starting today, players can explore BioWare™’s award-winning Role-Playing Games – Dragon Age™: Inquisition and Dragon Age II, experience high-speed, white-knuckle driving action in Need for Speed™ Heat, Need for Speed: Rivals and Need for Speed (2016) and battle it out in the wacky, fun and over-the-top shooter, Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville™. A selection of the bold and innovative games from EA’s indie development partners like Unravel, Unravel II, Fe and Sea of Solitude will also become available. Additionally, these games and many others will be available as part of an EA Access subscription on Steam that will launch to players later this summer.
Jen Riley, Director of Strategic Communications, offered the following statement:
“We want to make it easy to play the games you love, wherever you want to play. Delivering games to the Steam community is an important step in achieving this goal,” said Mike Blank, SVP, Strategic Growth. “Not only are we excited to have our games on Steam, but we look forward to bringing them even more value when our subscription becomes available in the Summer.”
As we move into next-generation, the gaming landscape is changing rapidly. Subscription services, remote gaming, and platform expansions are occurring at a fast rate and as technology continues to evolve, that’s likely to expand further. EA moving their games to Steam seems like a financially smart move for EA. So much so, we wonder why it wasn’t done sooner. Regardless, if you’re loyal to steam and have been waiting on some specific titles like Dragon Age, this is certainly good news.