Electronic Arts Announces Origin Access Premier Service Will Roll Out Next Week

Electronic Arts revealed today that Origin Access Premier, a new service announced at E3 that gives early access to new games, will go live next week.

Electronic Arts are launching Origin Access Premier, its new unlimited PC gaming subscription service, next week. The service will go live on Monday, July 30th, Chief Financial Officer Blake Jorgensen said during the company’s quarterly earnings call and will cost $14.99 a month or $99.99 a year.

The most premium part of the new offering is that Origin Access Premier subscribers will get early access to every new Electronic Arts title before launch, but they won’t be limited to trials, so once a game goes live on Origin Access Premier, the entire game will be available before its public launch.

When it is introduced next Monday, existing Origin Access membership accounts will be refurbished as basic, although their benefits will remain the same as before. That is, basic subscribers (which is currently $5 per month or $30 per year) will have access to Electronic Art’s growing library of older PC titles known as The Vault, and access to Play First Trials, thus enabling members to play new games for up to ten hours, starting five days before launch.

Here are the early access dates for four upcoming Electronic Arts games:

  • Madden NFL 19: Aug. 2 (public launch: Aug. 10)
  • FIFA 19: Sept. 20 (public launch: Sept. 28)
  • Battlefield 5: Oct. 11 (public launch: Oct. 19)
  • Anthem: Feb. 15, 2019 (public launch: Feb. 22, 2019)

If you’re interested in knowing more about Electronic Arts’ plans on experimenting with free to play, cross-play, and cloud gaming, you can check out our article.

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Rachael Fiddis

Rachael, who is Deputy Editor, has been gaming for many years. Some of her favourite video games include The Witcher 3 and The Last of Us but also loves a good indie title. Gaming Culture is where her heart lies and spends many hours sieving through gaming fan art and cosplay displays. Other than gaming, Rachael is a book nerd and music lover.

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