EA’s Origin Access Premier is rolling out starting today, adding a higher tier to its subscription service. The upgraded version of Origin Access will give you unlimited access to new releases on PC, as well as early access five days before launch.
The basic tier gives access to the Vault of older EA and third-party games along with a 10% discount on purchases. Premier includes all that, along with new games once they launch like FIFA 19, Madden NFL 19, and Battlefield V. When EA teased the announcement, it also promised its big-budget shooter Anthem will be included when it launches next year.
It costs $15 / £15 per month or $100 / £90 per year, as compared to the basic tier’s $5 / £4 and $30 / £20 charges, respectively. Subscribing now gets you in before Madden drops on August 10, and altogether subscribing through the end of the year would get you EA’s entire slate for just over the cost of one game. Of course, if you let the subscription lapse, the games go too.
This makes EA’s own subscription service similar to the Xbox Game Pass, which offers a large backlog of older games along with all new first-party games from Microsoft as they release. That service similarly costs $10 per month.