Earlier this week, EA announced that its games would be returning to Steam. The new partnership kicks off next month with the release of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, but could one day expand to other PC storefronts, including the Epic Games store.
In an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, senior vice president Mike Blank was asked if there were plans to bring subscription service EA Access, which is heading to Steam next year as part of the deal, to Epic's storefront. In response, he said that EA is "open to new partnerships":
"While I don’t have anything to announce today, we are always open to new partnerships that make sense for our players. So we’ll see what the future holds."
Some players had assumed that the deal with Steam was a sign that Origin, EA’s current PC portal, hadn’t met expectations, but Blank said that the platform had performed well. Instead, the new partnership is a sign that “our approach is changing, and our approach is to become more open.”
While that openness won’t manifest in time to bring Fallen Order to Epic, if a deal is ever made, it’s fair to say that some of EA’s back catalogue could one day arrive, making it even easier to hold your iron fist over your Sims family, whichever platform you choose.