EA reveals Origin Access, $4.99 monthly subscription for 15 PC games

By Arnel Ollete , Updated Jan 12, 2016 08:59 PM EST

Electronic Arts has launched EA Origin Access on January 12. It is now available for Windows PC as Origin Access and will serve as a subscription to EA's Origin digital distribution platform, the company just announced recently.

The Origin Access costs the same as EA Access, and will be available for only $4.99 per month. This gives the subscribers the same benefits and perks, including pre-release trials of upcoming games and access to the vault, where you can download free full games. As of now, there are 15 games in The Vault, this includes Dragon Age: Inquisition, Battlefield 4 and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare. It is an ever growing storage of games and EA said there will be more to come. Origin Access also grants a 10 percent off on all Origin purchases, this includes full games.

The highlights of The Vault include Battlefield 4 and Dragon Age Inquisition, both of which are already a great deal for only a low price of the $4.99 monthly rental. The rest of the Dragon Age games are also in there, along with Battlefield Hardline, The Dead Space series, and a few random titles like Sims 3,Need for Speed Rivals, and Sim City. EA also included This War of Mine, which according to them, proves that they will also add games from third-party developers.

As mentioned earlier, the roster will continue to grow, however there isn't really an assurance when. It's hard to tell considering the Xbox program is over a year old and still only offers fourteen games. However, we have an abundance of PC games so we might have faster progress in it.

Origin Access is already on-going  in Canada, The United States, Germany (€3.99 per month) and the United Kingdom (£3.99 per month). EA is happy to announce that they will launch the service in more countries soon. 

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