With programs like “On the House,” EA’s Origin platform is looking for ways to sweeten the deal a bit for their games distribution program, with the company revealing the latest new offer to be hitting the program called “Origin Game Time.”
EA revealed that Origin Game Time, similar to the “Free Weekends” of titles available on Steam, will allow users to download and play full games for a set period of time: unlike Steam where it is set for a specific date and period of time, Origin’s Game Time will begin to count down as soon as the player starts the game up for the first time. The Game Time clock will then count down to zero in real-time, and including if the game is paused or not. Progress made in Game Time titles will also carry over if the user decides to purchase the full game afterward.
To celebrate the launch of the program, the first title to be available through Origin’s Game Time will be Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall, which will be available for users to download and play for 48 hours, until the next title that is available through Game Time is updated.