Electronic Arts’ EA Access plan is heading to Steam in late summer


Electronic Arts is continuing its gradual return to Steam with a newly opened page talking up the arrival of the EA Access plan, as well as offering a button that users of Steam can press to be notified of when the service goes live.

All of the benefits of the EA Access plan that was originally on EA’s Origin platform are here: instant access to a collection of EA games, discounts on purchases, and up to 10 hours of pre-release play time on select upcoming EA games. As for what games are in the plan, the official announcement lists titles like Star Wars Battlefront I and Battlefront II, several titles from the Battlefield franchise, and a variety of single-player games.

The subscription plan costs $4.99 a month or $29.99 a year and appears to be only the basic package instead of the Premier package that’s available on Origin, as the games included in the Steam version of this subscription plan are only EA-published titles — games in the Premier plan included games from other publishers.

The FAQ at the bottom of the announcement page doesn’t give a release window for the subscription plan, but does promise that it’ll arrive “very soon,” while the announcement post states a release of late summer. So those eager to be notified as soon as things go live will likely want to push that button.

sources: Steam, EA.com

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