On Monday, Electronic Arts officially launched Origin Access Premier. Announced in June, the subscription-based service offers not only new and old EA games, but also early access to some up-and-coming heavy hitters.
Early access appears to be the main conceit of Origin Access Premier. The company plans to release the below titles into your greedy mitts before any other players:
- 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)
Admittedly, it is impressive how soon subscribers gain access to these major titles. For example, both Battlefield V and Anthem will be available to Origin Access Premier members about a week before their official release dates.
“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.”
The service is priced at $14.99 monthly, or $99.99 yearly. Microsoft offers a similar service, the Xbox Games Pass, for a comparable number of games. However at a more competitive price at $9.99 a month.