Attack of the Fanboy

Origin Access Premier: EA Expands Game Subscription Service on PC

EA's games-as-service platform gets bigger and better.

by Kyle Hanson


EA Access and Origin Access have offered gamers a chance to snag free games and exclusive features for some time, and now EA is expanding this service on PC with the newly announced Origin Access Premier. Serving as a higher tier subscription than regular Origin Access, Premier will expand the games offered in The Vault, and give early access to the entire game.

“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.”

You can compare the base service to this new Premier version right here. In short, members will have access to every EA PC release, as well as being able to play new releases early in their entirety. With regular Origin Access you can play new games during their early access period for only 10 hours before having to wait for the official release date.

The expanded Vault selection will likely be the biggest selling point for most gamers. With Premier you gain access to newer titles such as Unravel 2, Star Wars Battlefront 2, and A Way Out. You can also look forward to new EA games being added before release, including Madden NFL 19 and Battlefield V. This will cost you more though, obviously, with Premier subscriptions costing $14.99 a month or $99.99 a year, compared to $4.99 a month or $29.99 a year for basic.

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