At E3 this year, EA announced that it would soon be launching Origin Access Premier. Similarly to Microsoft's Game Pass, Premier will give players day-one access to brand new games from EA's library, including the likes of Battlefield V, FIFA and Anthem. At the time, EA didn't announce a launch date or pricing, but now we have all of the details on that front.
Origin Access has been around for a while, giving subscribers access to a ‘vault' of games, with new releases typically being added to the £3.99 a month tier around 9 months after launch. With Premier, subscribers will pay a bit more, but will get day-one or early access to new games on PC- just as Xbox Game Pass subscribers get access to exclusive games on day-one.
Origin Access Premier launches on the 30th of July, just in time for the releases of FIFA 19 and Madden 19. Then in October, Premier subscribers will get access to Battlefield V and in February, they'll get access to Anthem. Any big EA game should be available to Premier subscribers on day-one going forward.
Origin Access Premier will be significantly more expensive than regular Origin Access. The Premier tier costs £14.99 a month, or £89.99 per year, which is more than Xbox Game Pass, but will be worth it to those who tend to buy several EA-published games each year.
KitGuru Says: If you play a lot of EA games, then this could be a very worthwhile subscription. It will be interesting to see how it does next month. Will you be subscribing to Origin Access Premier?