EA Launches Origin Access Subscription Service for PC

Service debuts with 15 games, including Battlefield 4, Dragon Age: Inquisition, and more.


EA has announced a new service that will give subscribers access to a range of PC games for a monthly fee, much like the EA Access service currently available on Xbox One.

The similarly titled Origin Access is available now in the US, Canada, UK and Germany. According to EA, it will be "coming to more countries soon."

The service launches with 15 games in total, a full list of which can be found below. Membership costs $4.99 per month in the US and Canada, while it's £3.99 and €3.99 in the UK and Germany respectively.

"At EA, we're passionate about giving our players more variety, more flexibility, more value, and more fun," the publisher said in a statement. "Origin Access brings players endless gaming with a growing collection of great PC games."

Much like EA Access, it is expected that the library of games will grow over time. Newer EA games will also appear on Origin Access before they are publicly available.

Here's the full list of initial games on offer:

EA has previous given Origin users free games. The last game was Jade Empire Special Edition, which replaced Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2. Syndicate, Peggle, Battlefield 3, Dead Space, Plants vs. Zombies, and Dragon Age: Origins, have also previously been available free of charge.

EA Access is not available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation EU boss Jim Ryan said it doesn't fit in Sony's ecosystem.

"We don't have anything against EA Access, we just need to position it," he said. "These sort of offerings they've got to fit into the framework of everything we do and everything that we offer. And we're just not quite comfortable with how it sits within the whole ecosystem of our digital offering, including PlayStation Plus."

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