EA to launch premier subscription service next week

EA Servers are down according to fan reports online

EA is adding a new, premium tier to its PC monthly subscription service that adds all new EA games to the library you can access. Today the company confirmed that the program will begin next week.

Disappointing though it is that we won't be lifting any more free stuff out of EA's pockets, I'm not really surprised that On the House is going away. At the time, EA didn't announce a launch date or pricing, but now we have all of the details on that front. And you can still play the older games that come with a standard Origin Access subscription. The $5 tier is being renamed to "Basic" but it will keep offering what Origin Access already offers. This service will set you back $14.99 per month or $99.99 per year. "And certainly from a gamer standpoint, the feedback was very, very positive in terms of the opportunity to access more great games at great value with reduced friction", Wilson said.

With Access Premier, you can access a boatload of EA games and try them out without needing to dole out cash to buy each title - a major savings if you're someone who often buys games.




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

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Upgrading to a Premier account still grants that 10% discount and Vault access, but in a freshly-published FAQ, EA says that subscribers will get "full, unlimited access to our games, starting five days before they launch". It's a good offer, but the games don't include new titles. Then in October, Premier subscribers will get access to Battlefield V and in February, they'll get access to Anthem. EA has launched a help page online, but it's anemic at the moment.

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