E3 2018: EA Announces Origin Access Premier, Subscription Service For Newest EA PC Games

Save some cash by dropping a little more each month to play EA's latest games early. 


EA has quite the lineup coming, in terms of new blockbuster games: Battlefield V, Anthem, FIFA 19, and plenty more are around the corner, to name a few. Picking up each game as it releases could be a bit of a pricey endeavor, so it's good news that EA has announced its new Origin Access Premier option, a subscription service that allows players to nab brand new PC titles by playing a flat fee every month or an annual subscription.

Similar to the Origin Access program on PC, which gives subscribers the option to play through pre-release trials of upcoming games and access to the Vault, with over 100 full games available to play through, the Origin Access Premier program will have "all" of the company's new PC games. Of course, that includes heavy-hitters like the aforementioned Anthem and Battlefield V, which subscribers will be able to play ahead of launch, without being limited to trials.

Once a game is added via the service, its entirety will be made open to paying customers for an unlimited amount of time. This means you could play through game after game not only ahead of others, but without having to buy it on your own, unless you just wanted a more permanent copy.

The service is launching this summer, and will run you $14.99 per month, or $99.99 per year. That's pricier in comparison to the regular Origin Access service, which is $4.99 a month and $29.99 a year, but you also get a considerable amount of titles to play with all the new releases coming available. It sounds like a great deal if you're planning on picking these titles up anyway, and a viable option for users to save a little money on all the new games coming their way soon. 

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      June 9, 2018 2:08 PM


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        June 9, 2018 5:59 PM

        Is it just the base games or does it include all the deluxe and other tiered nonsense exclusives?

        Either way, it's less money for one year than a full price Battlefield + Premium, and you get all their games? Might not be worth it in the end, but it depends on how much of their catalog you actually want and how many games they release each year. I feel like I'd still rather have permanent copies of the handful of of EA games I do buy. I haven't bought anything from them since BF1, and before that it was FIFA 17.

        But for those who buy the yearly FIFA and something else, it's definitely worth it.

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          June 9, 2018 6:09 PM

          Oh, I forgot about Titanfall 2 in there. Probably works out to close to the same for my separate Origin purchases over the last 2 years vs a 2 year sub of $200. Although most non-Steam stuff I buy on Amazon or elsewhere for the discounts.

          Still a pretty solid deal if you know you're gonna grab a bunch of their games brand new. I wonder if they'll keep it around for a while.

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      June 9, 2018 2:47 PM

      Sounds like someone could use this to effectively make all games $15 if they can finish it in a month. That's not bad at all.

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        June 9, 2018 5:51 PM

        So basically the old Blockbuster approach to renting games? That's not bad.

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      June 9, 2018 6:00 PM

      Wow, I'll probably just do a year sub.

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