Tuesday, August 11th 2020

EA Access is Coming Soon to Steam

EA is preparing to launch its game subscription service EA Access on Steam. The EA Access service grants access to a library of over 70 EA games, this is the first time the program will be available outside of the company's Origin launcher. The game subscription service will cost 4.99 USD per month or 29.99 USD per year and includes major titles from the Battlefield, Need for Speed, Plants vs Zombies, and STAR WARS Battlefront series. Program members will also receive a 10% discount on all EA games & DLC along with a 10 hour early access period for certain new titles. This will be the fourth platform to receive the program after the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and the Origin client.
Source: Steam
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7 Comments on EA Access is Coming Soon to Steam

#1
Vayra86
Steam going fist deep into the sub business. Whatever keeps the money rolling, if you have a game, Steam will take it. Its never too crowded over there apparently. o_O

So this is Valve's counter to EGS. They just buy in with the big players Sweeney didn't capture yet. Interesting... but this reeks of Gabe playing with the most treacherous 'friends' in the business and I doubt it'll end well.
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blazed
Vayra86
Steam going fist deep into the sub business. Whatever keeps the money rolling, if you have a game, Steam will take it. Its never too crowded over there apparently. o_O

So this is Valve's counter to EGS. They just buy in with the big players Sweeney didn't capture yet. Interesting... but this reeks of Gabe playing with the most treacherous 'friends' in the business and I doubt it'll end well.
I'm not sure what you mean by 'crowded'. If you know what you're looking for, you can find it pretty easily, either by searching for it within Steam itself, or simply using Google.
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Vayra86
blazed
I'm not sure what you mean by 'crowded'. If you know what you're looking for, you can find it pretty easily, either by searching for it within Steam itself, or simply using Google.
Sure, but if you browse the store you get to stumble across endless amounts of pretty bad stuff. Compare it to a dollar store where EA now also has a shelf, somewhere in aisle 3674C

That also applies to the prime time or space available for advertising through steam. The store has many ways in which it draws you to new content. Wishlist, personal queue, and even just the algorithms they dont tell you about, the front page and its own search functions.
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Franzen4Real
Vayra86
if you have a game, Steam will take it. Its never too crowded over there apparently. o_O
blazed
I'm not sure what you mean by 'crowded'. If you know what you're looking for, you can find it pretty easily, either by searching for it within Steam itself, or simply using Google.
My opinion on Steam's overcrowding issue as Vayra86 mentioned, is that if you have a game, they take it. Doesn't matter if it is bug ridden, broken and unplayable, or even flat out incomplete. It will still take up a spot on the list. The problem is getting exposure for small devs that make great content instead of posting trash to try and make a buck. You have an extreme case of curating content with something like the Apple store where they have been known to blur the line (or worse) as far as rejecting/removing content from the store, but at least the apps for the most part reach a certain quality threshold in order to be accepted. Steam is the polar opposite. So yes, as a consumer if you know what you want there really isn't a huge problem. It's when you want to discover something new to play of high quality that you were not already searching for.
Assimilator
"EA Access", also known as "cancer".
In the increasingly rare event that EA launches a game that I would want to play, 99.99% of the time I can get my fill of it in less than a month and never play again. I personally do not pirate content, but even if I did, I still don't think I'd play their games any longer than that. So basically Access lets me play a game in full for $4.99 opposed to $59.99. In a strange way, it feels 1 step up from pirating as far as 'sticking it to the man'.
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#6
chevy350
so if we already own any of those games on Origin we can pay for access through Steam to play on Steam through Origin? :kookoo::kookoo:
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#7
Razrback16
There are several games from EA that I'd be willing to buy as soon as they get rid of the requirement for the Origin launcher.
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