Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
arrowPress Releases

If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:

EA brings its game subscription service to PC as Origin Access

EA brings its game subscription service to PC as Origin Access

January 12, 2016 | By Alex Wawro

Roughly a year and a half after launching EA Access on Xbox One, Electronic Arts is trying the same schtick -- pay a monthly fee for access to a library of EA games -- on PC as Origin Access.

Most notably, this suggests that the company saw enough success with EA Access -- which company CFO Andrew Wilson once said was explicitly designed to make subscribers feel as if they were getting one over on the company -- to try and roll it out through its Origin game platform on PC.

Like EA Access, Origin Access affords subscribers a discount (10 percent) on Origin purchases, early access to downloadable trials of EA games and access to a "Vault" of older EA PC games that can be downloaded and played at will.

Unlike EA Access, there does not appear to be a $30/year annual subscription option for Origin Access -- subscribers' only option is to pay $5/month.

The service's library currently encompasses 12 games, from Battlefield: Hardline and This War Of Mine to Dragon Age: Origins, and is advertised as something that will expand over time.

Related Jobs

Sony PlayStation
Sony PlayStation — San Mateo , California, United States

Global Partner Marketing Manager
FoxNext Games
FoxNext Games — Los Angeles, California, United States

Graphic Designer/2D Production Artist
Giant Army
Giant Army — Remote, Washington, United States

Graphics Developer for Universe Sandbox
Hi-Rez Studios
Hi-Rez Studios — Alpharetta, Georgia, United States

Senior Technical Artist

Loading Comments

loader image