EA’s twinned Access subscription plans offer a lot of good value on PC and Xbox One, but now they’re doubling down on this by announcing a new tier called Origin Access Premier (for PC) which will feature their major games at launch.
That means Battlefield V, Madden NFL 19 (which will be on PC again for the first time in years and years), FIFA 19 and Anthem, day and date, as well as everything already in the Vault. Origin Access Premier will be $14.99/£14.99 per month or $99.99/£89.99 per year. Note that there’s differing rates between the monthly and yearly rates.
You’ll get access to these games prior to their street date, as well. In each case this is by a week, but it’s not entirely clear if this is the same thing as the 10 hour trials that regular subscribers get or the full game.
- EA SPORTS Madden NFL 19 – August 2, 2018 for Origin Access Premier, August 10 for everyone else.
- EA SPORTS FIFA 19 –September 20, 2018 for Origin Access Premier, September 27 for everyone else.
- Battlefield V – October 11, 2018 for Origin Access Premier, October 19 for everyone else.
- Anthem – February 15, 2019 for Origin Access Premier members, February 22 for everyone else.
EA are also trialling streaming games from the cloud, though this will be a limited programme to start with.