One week ago EA announced the return of Steam but it seems that the partnership with Valve was much more interesting than it may seem at first glance.  Based on the latest patent information, Steam players will not need to launch Origin when playing new Electronic Arts games – at least not all. According to the method description, users only have to link the service accounts.
In this way, all necessary savings will be transferred – it doesn't matter what service the game is launched from, since all statistics and progress will be sent by Origin servers anyway, even if it is not
Apparently, the integration of Steam works and Xbox Live in the same Gears 5 exactly the same way, and EA has already confirmed that the Steam version of Apex Legends does not require Origin.
It remains only to find out how many more games will be left without the need for the Origin release. Released November 1
5, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, according to known information, on Steam will still require a running EA client.