EA is one of the most well-known brands in the gaming industry. The company’s Origin platform is a large eStore for computer-based gaming and has long had its Origin Access membership around. This program, which will run you $5/mo. or $30/yr. gives you the ability to play over 100 games included in the fee plus get an extra 10% off purchases, and more.
Today, EA launched its Origin Access Premier program. This is $15/mo. or $100/yr. and includes early access to games like FIFA 19, Battlefield V, and more along with a larger selection of games included in its slightly higher price.
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Starting today, those who subscribe to Origin Access Premiere can play games like A Way Out, Fe, The Sims 4 Digital Deluxe, Star Wars Battlefront II, and more. These are some of EA’s best-selling titles, and with access to Battlefield V, FIFA 19, Madden NFL 19, Anthem, and more all launching soon, this service could become a must-have for PC gamers.
I personally love The Sims and Battlefield, so this service would be a great way to get early access to the upcoming FPS game and also be able to enjoy one of the most in-depth RPG games available.
While regular Origin Access gives you 10-hours of early access to upcoming games, Premier will allow you to play the entire game early, with no time limits attached.
Of course, there’s more to Origin Access Premier than just playing games early and some at no-cost. You’ll also get extra content with all new EA games, valued at a minimum of $20 per game. Likely what this will amount to is giving you the bonus content normally found in Digital Deluxe versions for the price of the entry-level base game.
This alone could help pay for the cost of Origin Access Premier, honestly. If you get at least one new game per month through this service and get the $20+ value in extra content, that covers the cost of Access Premier right there.
The only downside here is that should you ever cancel your subscription, like any other online monthly-payment-based model, you’ll lose access to any games you previously could play. Thankfully, as most save data is stored in the cloud, if you join the program again at a later time, or just purchase the game outright, most of your previous progress should carry on over to the new install.
If you’re always trying out new games, but don’t want to dish out $60+ per title without the knowing if you’ll like it, this is a great way to try-before-you-buy, or just keep the subscription indefinitely to continue to get new content.
If there’s an EA-produced game that’s not in the list yet, don’t worry, as Origin is always adding more titles to its Access plans as time goes on. I was an early member of the base Origin Access program back when there were under 50 total titles, and now it’s nearing 125 for the regular plan, and almost 130 for the new Premier plan.
You can sign up for Access Premier through the Origin website or app on your Windows-based PC. Sadly, it doesn’t look like Mac is included here though Origin does support Apple’s operating system for some games.
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) announced that players can sign up for Origin Access Premier*, a new subscription tier for PC that offers full access to EA’s latest releases for the first time ever. Members will play the full game days before launch featuring valuable extra content including in-game currency, plus all the benefits of the Basic membership that features an ever-evolving library of games 100+** games in The Vault.
“Origin Access Premier offers players a wealth of content, including all of EA’s PC games and numerous titles from other publishers in a single membership,” said Michael Blank, Senior Vice President, Player Network. “As our first-ever subscription service with full access to newly-released EA games, we’re offering players more freedom to play the games they want, anytime they want.”
Players can join Origin Access Premier now to start playing previously released EA titles on PC, including:
The Sims™ 4 including Digital Deluxe content with Dine Out and Kids Room Stuff Star Wars™: Battlefront™ II EA SPORTS™ FIFA 18 A Way Out Unravel™ Two Fe The following upcoming EA titles on PC will also be available for members to play any time, before anyone else:
EA SPORTS™ Madden NFL 19 Hall of Fame Edition (August 2, 2018) EA SPORTS™ FIFA 19 Ultimate Edition (September 20, 2018) Battlefield™ V Deluxe Edition (October 11, 2018) Anthem™ Legion of Dawn Edition (February 15, 2019) For $14.99/month or $99.99/year, players can enjoy full access to games as an Origin Access Premier member. To learn more, visit https://www.origin.com/usa/en-us/store/origin-access.
*CONDITIONS, LIMITATIONS AND EXCLUSIONS APPLY. CERTAIN TITLES MAY BE EXCLUDED. SEE http://www.origin.com/store/origin-access/terms FOR DETAILS.
**Premier subscribers have access to 80+ titles in France and South Africa, and to 90+ titles in Korea and Taiwan.