Origin Access Premier, EA’s unlimited PC games subscription service, launches July 30

  • Origin Access Premier, EA’s unlimited PC games subscription service, launches July 30

Origin Access Premier, EA’s unlimited PC games subscription service, launches July 30

Back at E3, EA made a rather surprising announcement that revealed a new subscription tier for its Origin Access service. It's fairly realistic to imagine other big publishers and platform holders to soon offer their own subscription services.

EA's new Origin Access Premiere subscription folds perfectly into the company's digital-driven focus on live services.

"We do know though from our EA Access experience and our Origin Access experience for non-frontline titles that we find people play twice as many games for twice as long and spend twice as much money as they did outside or before they joined the subscription".

Origin Access Premier will complement EA's existing Origins Access on PC (and EA Access on Xbox One).

"In a network where subscriptions can reduce friction and help give players ready access to more great content, we are enabling developers from EA and beyond to bring truly awesome and immersive new experiences to a global audience".

The standard Origin Access is now available for only $29.99 per-year. Play the full game starting five days before launch without purchasing it separately, until you cancel your Premier membership.

EA is going all in on unlimited gaming. It allows subscribers to play full games such as Battlefield 5, Federation Internationale de Football Association 19, Madden NFL 19, and Anthem at release or a few days prior. Its price is $99.99 per-year, or users can also pay $14.99 per month. Origin Access Premiere will simply lay the seeds for more subscription revenues and a tighter level of engagement via earlier access to specific online games. Unlike the traditional service, "Premier" will up the benefit to include newly released games. CFO Blake Jorgensen said that the service is going live on Monday 30th July and shared the United States subscription prices - it will cost $14.99 a month or $99.99 a year.