EA games are coming to Steam, but they will still require EA’s Origin Client

EA games are coming to Steam, but they will still require EA's Origin Client

EA games are coming to Steam, but they will still require EA’s Origin Client

There has been a disturbance in the force. EA and Valve have partnered up to bring EA games back onto Steam, but all isn’t as it may first seem. EA isn’t moving away from its Origin client; in fact, EA is forcing Steam users to install their client to play their game’s. That’s right, the Steam versions of EA games like Star Wars: Jedi – Fallen Order will require the installation and background use of the Origin client. 

If you thought that EA’s partnership with Valve would allow you to avoid Origin, you’re wrong. Those who wish to play EA games on Steam will still require Origin. Furthermore, Steam users will need to link their Origin and Steam accounts together to access EA games on Steam. If you thought that EA’s partnership with Valve was too good to be true, here’s the catch.      

On the Steam page of Star Wars: Jedi – Fallen Order, which releases on November 15th, it says the following. 

 


Incorporates 3rd-party DRM: EA on-line activation and Origin client software installation and background use required.

Requires 3rd-Party Account: EA Account (Supports Linking to Steam Account)

  EA games are coming to Steam, but they will still require EA's Origin Client  

In the coming months, games like The Sims 4, Apex Legends, FIFA 20 and Battlefield V will all make their way onto Steam. Origin will remain a huge part of EA’s plans on PC, especially when EA’s Origin Access Premier service remains as an Origin exclusive. 

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