In case you didn’t know, here’s a short gaming history lesson. EA launched its Origin platform in 2011, abandoned Steam and transitioned all of its games there. For 8 years Origin and Steam were seen as fierce competitors but now as the Epic Games Store keeps on growing, the two decided to stop fighting and made a new deal.
This new deal means that a lot of EA’s titles which were previously available only on Origin will be making their way to Steam’s storefront. And not just old games… EA has confirmed that the upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order which is scheduled for November 15 will also make its way to Steam alongside the Origin’s launch.
The list of older games coming to Steam is also impressive. In addition to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, EA will also bring The Sims 4, Unravel 2, FIFA 20, Apex Legends, and Battlefield V. This move should help to boost the sales for these titles as well as expand the online community. According to the announcement, every game released on Steam will also feature cross-play functionality with their Origin counterparts.
It’s definitely an interesting tactic in a war against Epic Games Store which features a lot of exclusives. After all, it’s better for the gamers, so from the public relations’ point of view, Origin and Steam are now the good guys.