A host of EA games are now classified as playable on Steam Deck.
That’s according to GamingonLinux, with the site saying Valve is working hard to fix problematic EA titles on the Steam Deck. The problem, the site says, is due to the new EA, which has caused a bunch of games to behave a little weirdly.
Here’s the full list of games that recently received the playable rating.
- A Way Out
- Battlefield 1
- Battlefield 4
- Battlefield V
- It Takes Two
- Madden NFL 21
- Madden NFL 22
- Madden NFL 23
- Mass Effect: Andromeda Deluxe Edition
- Mass Effect Legendary Edition
- Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
- Need for Speed Heat
- Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered
- Need for Speed Most Wanted
- Need for Speed Rivals
- Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2: Deluxe Edition
- Sims 4
- Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order
- Titanfall 2
- Unravel Two
Third-party launchers continue to be a pain on the Steam Deck. EA, Rockstar, Ubisoft, and CD Projekt Red to name but a few all require the use of third-party launchers to play their games on the Steam Deck, resulting in extra-long load times and very little benefit to the player. Especially so given, often, the launchers need to be installed on a per-game basis and don’t interact with multiple games from the same publisher. It’s not good.
Conspicuous by its absence, it’ll be interesting to see if Valve can find a fix for Dragon Age: Inquisition. The game boots and runs brilliantly on the Deck but can’t seem to connect to the Steam Deck’s controller buttons. Even hooking up a wireless controller doesn’t fix the issue.
Whether this is something that can be fixed by Valve isn’t known. There’s every chance this is an EA problem. Still, it’s good to see other popular EA games are getting some love on the Deck. There’s hope for Inquisition players yet.