Origin Access Premier is going to be a new, higher tier of subscription to EA's service. Today the company confirmed that the program will begin next week. It's a brand new tier on top of the current Origin Access program, featuring dozens of games from years past, like Federation Internationale de Football Association 17, Need for Speed Payback, and Battlefield 1, but Premier also includes access to new games at launch.
The premier membership will arrive with all the offerings of the basic tier including access to the EA's Vault games library, discounts on full-games, pre-orders, expansions, etc. The service will function similar to Xbox Game Pass, with the added benefit of early access.
Now is probably the best time EA will find to launch Origin Access Premier. And since this is a subscription service, the moment you stop paying for Origin Access Premier, you lose access to the games. They will get access five days before any title's official release date, as well as full access to EA's back catalogue. Its price is $99.99 per-year, or users can also pay $14.99 per month. "And certainly from a gamer standpoint, the feedback was very, very positive in terms of the opportunity to access more great games at great value with reduced friction", Wilson said. Then in October, Premier subscribers will get access to Battlefield V and in February, they'll get access to Anthem.
What's the difference between Origin Access Premier and Basic tiers? What do you think of this new tier to Origin Access? And if you end up not liking the game, you can simply move on without worry of all the money you paid.
All subscribers will continue to be offered a 10 per cent discount on all EA games made on the Origin Store. People who are into sports games and first-person shooters might be more willing to play all those games if it costs $15 per month or $100 for the year instead of the full $60 at retail. EA has launched a help page online, but it's anemic at the moment.