EA confirmed on October 29: "Multiplayer games - like Apex Legends, FIFA 20, and Battlefield V - will become available next year, and players on both Origin and Steam will have the ability to play together". This will be the first game subscription service available through Steam when it launches.
With Steam and Origin players able to team up and play against each other in 2020, it's also a positive sign for potential cross-platform play too. Newer releases typically show up on the cheaper EA Access tier between 6-9 months after release but we would assume that EA Access Premier will also make its way over at some point, which is a more expensive tier that grants access to brand new EA releases on launch day. But by 2016, EA was once again on a public "journey to regain trust of the PC gamer" after a series of poorly received game launches on Origin.
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Speaking to GI.biz, EA senior VP Mike Blank said the return to Valve's platform was part of a "more open" approach from the company, and suggested it could broker further partnerships such as with Epic's rival store. Valve don't have a subscription service of its own, but it looks like they're giving everyone the full Origin experience nonetheless.
Subscription to the EA Access gaming subscription service will be released to Steam "this spring". At this time (before now, since EA Games were last on Steam), EA Games are only on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Origin (for PC). However, you can, as always add games from other launchers to your Steam library as shortcuts through the "Add a non-Steam game to My Library option". Not only is EA coming back but it sounds like they forged a genuine business relationship with Valve, which isn't something Valve typically does.