- Aug 25, 2020
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A selection from EA's PC catalog is now available on Steam. To everyone's surprise and with no official announcement from EA, many of the company's PC catalog is now available for purchase on Steam, including Dragon Age 2, Crysis 3, Unravel, Mirror's Edge Catalyst, and Need for Speed Heat. In addition, these games are also available at steep discounts. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=kingdoms-of-amalur-re-reckoning-screenshots&captions=true"] Games like Dragon Age Inquisition and Mirror's Edge Catalyst - previously only available on EA's Origin service - are 50% off right now, while others like Need for Speed Heat have a steeper 60% cut. Many EA titles that have always been on Steam - due to launching before EA began its Origin exclusive approach - are also discounted, including Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit and Dragon Age: Origins Ultimate Edition at 75% off, and the original Mirror's Edge cut by 90%. Not all of EA's older titles are available at a discount though. Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - which is due to be remastered soon - is still being sold at its full price, as are several Command & Conquer games and the first two Mass Effect games. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/11/08/need-for-speed-heat-review"] Notably missing from the group of new additions right now are the latter Mass Effects- Mass Effect 3 and Mass Effect Andromeda - as well as Anthem and Respawn's Titanfall and Apex Legends. DICE's last few Battlefield games and its Star Wars: Battlefront series have also yet to make the leap. While EA has not made an announcement about these games, the company did state last year that EA PC games would be coming to Steam, starting with the release of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. It appears that this is the first wave of previously EA Origin exclusive games making their way to Valve's platform. In addition, on many of the Steam store pages for EA's games, there is now an advert for EA Access. As seen in the screenshot below, EA's subscription games service will soon be coming to Steam. This move makes sense considering EA is working to get its games available in more storefronts. The company announced last month that it plans to bring more games to the Nintendo Switch. It also announced last month that it had renewed its multi-year partnership with the NFL to create more Madden games. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.