EA announces the newest additions to their EA and Origin Access programs, and Battlefield 1 is listed under “Coming to…” alongside (my fav shooter of 2016) Titanfall 2.
“We’re pleased to announce that the best shooters of the year are coming to Origin Access* (PC) and EA Access* (Xbox One) – members will soon be able to play all Star Wars™ Battlefront™ Expansions, Battlefield™ 1 and Titanfall® 2 as much as they want! Then it’s time to hit the pitch and try FIFA 18 before official release. Members will get to play all these and more this season – check out all the titles headed to Origin Access and EA Access from July to September 2017:”
Coming to Origin Access and EA Access:
- Battlefield 1 – Battlefield 1 takes you back to the days of The Great War, WWI, where armies on horseback, massive tanks, and warplanes collided. See every corner of a world at war, join massive multiplayer battles and fight in totally destructible environments where no battle is ever the same.
- Titanfall 2 – Call down your Titan and get ready for an exhilarating first-person shooter adventure. Drop into a fresh single-player campaign that explores the bond between a Pilot and his behemoth Titan companion, or blast your way through the kinetic multiplayer mode where speed means everything.
EA and Origin Access are subscription services on Xbox One and PC respectively, granting unlimited usage of the games in EA’s ‘Vault’. Games are downloaded (not streamed). Titanfall 2 will be the 50th game added to the Vault.
Highlights include the Mass Effect trilogy, Dragon Age, Dead Space, and Mirror’s Edge titles, sports/racing, and indie charmer Unravel.
There are also trials of specific new titles before release, and a 10% discount on EA titles.
Currently EA access is $5/month or $30/year.
Sony was offered the Access program but refused, claiming the $5/month wasn’t “the kind of value Playstation customers have come to expect”.
I’d wager that Sony didn’t want a $5 subscription standing next to their much more expensive $20/month PS Now service.