Attack of the Fanboy

EA are adding Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1 and more to EA/Origin Access

by Lewis White


Electronic Arts’ gaming subscription service EA/Origin Access will see a host of games and trials launching on the platform before the end of the year, including big budget titles such as Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2.

Announced by EA yesterday, both Origin and EA Access will see a large amount of content available to play before the end of September. Starting today, EA/Origin Access members will be able to play through the original Star Wars Battlefront and all of its DLC expansions: Outer Rim, Bespin, Death Star, and the Rogue One promotional DLC Scarif. Star Wars Battlefront’s base game has been available on the service since last year, but this is the first time any of its DLC has been playable for EA Access subscribers.

While no solid date has been set for these titles, all EA/Origin Access subscribers will be able to play through the base version of DICE’s World War 1 shooter Battlefield 1 and Respawn’s Titanfall 2 before September ends. Titanfall 2 is in a unique situation as its DLC has always been free meaning players will have full access to all of its content as soon as it arrives on the service.

Origin Access will see some PC-only titles making their way to members, including some that are not published by EA but are available to purchase through Origin. This includes: The Sim’s 4: Digital Deluxe Edition, Oxenfree and Rebel Galaxy.

A number of free trials for upcoming EA Sports titles will be playable close to the launch dates of their full releases. Fifa 18, NBA Live 18 and NHL 18 will all be available to test out, presumably for around ten hours like with EA’s other Play First Trials.

EA and Origin Access is a fantastic service for those who like EA’s games at just $4.99 per month or $29.99 for a year-long subscription. With a steady stream of games trickling onto the service, especially on the PC side, EA Access is not a bad deal for someone who wants to binge on EA’s library.

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