EA launching new unlimited PC gaming subscription service soon
- Author: Terrell Bush Jul 30, 2018,
Jul 30, 2018, 3:01
Electronic Arts announced during its earnings call that the unlimited game subscription service called Origin Access Premier is coming for PC gamers on July 30. Today the company confirmed that the program will begin next week. The service will also provide unlimited access to new games five days before they officially debut, give you a 10% discount on games you decide to buy from Origin, and let you play titles from The Vault.
EA is going to start signups for their new Origin Access Premier service next week. The service will function similar to Xbox Game Pass, with the added benefit of early access. While much of the details were not available upon initial announcement, the pricing, however, was shared on EA's FAQ page at that time. However, its game library consists of a "vault" that mostly comprises older titles. Then in October, Premier subscribers will get access to Battlefield V and in February, they'll get access to Anthem. If you subscribe to Origin Access now, nothing will change (other than the classification), and you'll continue to pay the same price you have been paying ($4.99 a month or $29.99 a year). That probably isn't an issue if you only play through a game once-or don't plan to cancel-but it's worth noting.
10% discount in the Origin Store on full games, pre-orders, expansions, Federation Internationale de Football Association points, and more. People who are into sports games and first-person shooters might be more willing to play all those games if it costs $15 per month or $100 for the year instead of the full $60 at retail. We're developing more, new IP, and bringing new teams to EA that can deliver more new and unique experiences. The company will likely update it as time goes on.