Origin Access Premier PC Games Subscription Service Announced


It all sounds very similar to Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass, which offers access to many of that consoles' titles for $9.99/month. Anthem, Battlefield V, Federation Internationale de Football Association 19, and Madden 19 were all confirmed for the service, with access to the standard Origin Access library also under the subscription. Indeed, EA promises, Origin Access Premier subscribers will get first play of its new games, before everybody else.

EA shared few details on the service and its capabilities, though hopes to distribute all "new PC games" through the service going forward. It's not happening. Producer Ben Haumiller told GameSpot today at the EA Play event ahead of E3 2018 that while Madden 19 isn't coming to Switch, future instalments could.

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What's that mean? Origin Access Premier subscribers will get access to Madden NFL 19, which is making its PC comeback, as well as Federation Internationale de Football Association 19, Battlefield V, and Anthem when they come out. In India, Origin Access Premier price is Rs. 999 a month and Rs. 6,499 per year.

Another big announcement as a part of this is that Electronic Arts is offering more than merely their own published games.

Unfortunately, no pricing for EA Origin Access Premier was announced, nor is there a solid release date. Along with a 10% discount on Origin purchases. It's an interesting experiment from EA, particularly when you consider the PC audience hasn't exactly been kind to its advances due to its games sporting consumer unfriendly DRM like Denuvo.