Apparently Origin has introduced something I’ve speculated and asked you about over few months ago but I thought that Steam would be the first one! Guess not.
The majority of you (60%) voted that you wouldn’t buy this Netflix-based subscription model (pay once, use all games for a month without any limits) and 27% would consider it depending on the offer. But I’m pretty sure that this will change a lot in the future, especially if they introduce big AAA titles in the service.
Origin Access ($4.99 / £3.99 a month) gives you access to Vault Games such as:
- Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline,
- Dragon Age Origins, 2 and Inquisition,
- Dead Space Trilogy,
- Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare,
- This War of Mine,
- The Sims 3 Starter Pack,
- Need for Speed: Rivals.
According to Origin’s FAQ this appears to only be available for America, Canada, UK and Germany at this time. So basically this is EA Access (from the Xbox One) for the PC, for a membership price, you get access to all the games listed in the title, extra savings on EA games on their storefront and large trial versions of games – currently the service gives you a 10 hour trial of Unravel.
You can see the Origin splash-promo page by using a web proxy. I have no idea if you can buy the service though and I wouldn’t try it just yet.
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I think that’s a really good move by EA and hope that others will follow, although this is not the entire catalog I would gladly pay if I ever wanted to play some of those games for a particular amount of time.
Also I’ve mentioned Netflix on the beginning and just wanted to let you guys know it’s available worldwide for a couple of days now! It’s great to finally have access to all those great shows at such a good price. Fuck television and adverts I say! ;)