Origin's free game program On the House has been 'retired'

30 July, 2018, 03:05 | Author: Shannon Newton
  • EA Servers are down according to fan reports online

During E3, Electronic Arts announced that Origin Access Premier will include all new PC games from the company.

This season it'll feature entire games for Federation Internationale de Football Association 19, Battlefield V, Anthem, Madden NFL 19, and days before they launch.

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Origin Access Premier membership, like the standard service, allows users to take 10% off digital purchases.

Players now subscribed to EA Origin Access will maintain all the benefits of the service; it shall simply be renamed "Basic" tier. More quietly, it also pulled the plug on Origin's "On the House" program, which provided free games to everyone-including non-Access subscribers-on an intermittent, time-limited basis. However, its game library consists of a "vault" that mostly comprises older titles.

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What's the difference between Origin Access Premier and Basic tiers?

Origin Access Premier will complement EA's existing Origins Access on PC (and EA Access on Xbox One). That basic membership costs $4.99 monthly or $29.99 per year. That probably isn't an issue if you only play through a game once-or don't plan to cancel-but it's worth noting. You could play the new Battlefield V single player, and run through Anthem in a month for $14.99 while checking out the service as a whole, it suggests. On top of that, you'll also get "10% discount in the Origin Store on full games, pre-orders, expansions, Federation Internationale de Football Association points, and more". 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.

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The good news is that EA has confirmed that they know about the current outage and are working to fix it as soon as possible.

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