Valve makes many EA games Playable on Steam Deck with new Proton update
EA's move to the EA app has been bad for Steam Deck players
Published: 24th January 2023 | Source: Gaming on Linux |
Valve returns multiple EA games to Steam Deck playability with new Proton fixes
EA's in the process of retiring their Origin PC client, replacing it with their new EA App. This move has caused a lot of problems for PC gamers on Linux and Steam Deck, as EA's new EA App caused problems for the Proton compatibility layer, the software that makes many Windows PC games playable on Linux.
The good news today is that Proton has been updated to add support for EA's new EA App, making several EA games playable once again on Linux and Valve's Steam Deck. These games include Battlefield 1, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Titanfall 2, and The Sims 4. These games now use Proton's Experimental branch by default on Steam Deck.
In time, we expect to see more EA games be rated as playable on Valve's Steam Deck thanks to this new update. It just takes time for Valve to test and validate these games.
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