E3 2018: EA Reveals Origin Access Premier And New Streaming Service


EA's new Origin Access Premiere subscription will give instant access to the publishers newest games, similar to Microsoft's popular Game Pass service. At E3 2018, EA CEO Andrew Wilson announced a new version of of their subscription service: Origin Access Premier.

EA has slated Origin Access Premier for a nebulous "Summer" release window.

Battlefield V - October 11, 2018 for Origin Access Premier, October 19 for everyone else.

But the cloud streaming is only one part of EA's new independent platform. Users also get unlimited trials of upcoming EA games, as well as five-day early access to all new titles. Among those specifically singled out during the press conference were Federation Internationale de Football Association 19, BioWare's Anthem, and Madden NFL 19, which will mark the series' return to PC for the first time in more than a decade.

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The other major feature unique to Access Premier is being able to stream games instead of needing to download them.

Subscribers can play over 100 PC titles whenever they like as long as a Premier member is maintained. In India, Origin Access Premier price is Rs. 999 a month and Rs. 6,499 per year. Comparatively, a standard Origin Access membership is Rs. 315 a month and Rs. 1,990 per year.

10 percent discount in the Origin Store on full games, pre-orders, expansions, Federation Internationale de Football Association points, and more.

That's right, no more limited-time trials. It's an interesting experiment from EA, particularly when you consider the PC audience hasn't exactly been kind to its advances due to its games sporting consumer unfriendly DRM like Denuvo.