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EA Access Comes To Origin On PC With 15 Free-With-Membership Games

by Mike Futter on Jan 12, 2016 at 06:57 AM

EA Access, the publisher’s discount and free-with-membership gaming platform, has until now been limited to Xbox One. Starting today, PC gamers can get in on the action.

Origin Access costs $4.99 per month and offers similar benefits to the Xbox One version. Members save 10 percent on Origin store purchases, get free pre-release access to games, and a number of games in the “vault.”

The included titles at launch are:

  • Battlefield 3
  • Battlefield 4 Digital Deluxe
  • Battlefield Hardline Digital Deluxe
  • Dead Space
  • Dead Space 2
  • Dead Space 3
  • Dragon Age: Origins - Ultimate Edition
  • Dragon Age II
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Digital Deluxe  
  • FIFA 15
  • Need for Speed Rivals Complete Edition
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
  • The Sims 3 Starter Pack
  • SimCity
  • This War of Mine

It appears that the PC version does not include bulk pricing. The only option is the monthly membership.

You can read more and sign up on EA’s website.

[Source: Origin]


Our Take
Comments made on past earnings calls indicate that this program has been a boon for EA. Expanding it to PC makes sense, but I don’t know that Sony will ever be interested in a PS4 iteration. The company said it didn’t see value in it when Origin launched, and it doesn’t seem like much has changed.