Was there writing on the wall?
By Charles Levere, on October 29, 2019.
EA Partners with Valve. Earlier today Electronic Arts and Valve announced a partnership that in time could be a game changer. This new partnership will bring EA Games and the EA Games subscription service to Steam.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be the first EA game available on Steam as a result of this new partnership, with more games becoming available in the coming months. Games such as The Sims 4, Unravel 2 and even multiplayer games such as Apex Legends and Battlefield 5 coming to steam in the spring of 2020.
EA’s Andrew Wilson on the EA Valve Partnership
“This is the start of an exciting partnership with Valve that will see us innovating for PC players around the world,” said Andrew Wilson, CEO of Electronic Arts. “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.”
Valve’s Gabe Newell on the Partnership
“This is a good day for gamers,” said Valve’s 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.”
I recently cancelled my subscription to EA games since I now use Linux Full time. So the news of a partnership between EA and Valve is exciting to me as it is possible that we are now one step closer to playing Battlefield on Linux. A man can dream right? Giving up Battlefield to make the switch to Linux full time was the hardest part for me. I know I could have continued to dual boot so I don’t miss out on one of my favorite games but I feel its a small sacrifice for the greater good.
The words “EA partners with Valve” are words I never thought I would hear but here we are. Now all we need is for them to put the screws to the Anti Cheat software developers to get us a working Linux version.