Valve pushes the Steam Summer Game Festival back a week

Ruben Fields
June 6, 2020

Electronic Arts have not shared a full release date for the debut of EA Access on Steam but they have announced that a new reveal is being planned for June.

All the above games will be available as part of an EA Access subscription on Steam that will launch to players later this summer.

There's no better time to be a PC gamer on Steam these days, with many more big-name publishers adding to its already massive catalogue each year. That will mean things kicking off around midnight on June 12 in the UK.

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To everyone's surprise and with no official announcement from EA, numerous 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. Plants vs Zombies: Battle for Neighborville and also a handful of games made by EA's "indie development partners" including Unravel, Unravel II, Fe, and Sea of Solitude have also gone live on Steam. Furthermore, it will be making EA Access subscriptions available via Steam later in the summer. This appears to simply be the basic version of the service, which gets you access to trials for new games and a "vault" of older titles. Meanwhile, Summer Game Fest curator Geoff Keighley said that Valve's Steam Game Festival will also take place one week later - it's moving to June 16th-22nd. The bigger news is EA confirming all future PC games would simultaneously launch on Steam as well.

Those who subscribe also save 10% on EA digital purchases, with membership costing around $4.99 a month.

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.

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