Subscription services like Netflix, Hulu, Spotify, Apple Music, and etc. are doing really well simply because for a flat fee, which is affordable for the most part, you get to watch as many shows as you want, and stream as much music as your ears can handle. This is versus paying for every single movie or song you want access to.
In 2014 EA launched a similar service for video games in the form of EA Access, however it was only available for the Xbox platform, but the good news for PC gamers is that EA has since announced a PC alternative in the form of Origin Access. The concept is the same as EA Access where for a flat fee of $5 a month, gamers will have access to EA’s Vault.
Note that this subscription service pretty much only lets you play older titles, so if you were hoping for the latest and greatest games, you’ll still have to buy those at full price. However if there are some older titles that you missed out on, this is a chance to play them on the cheap. The upside is that in addition to accessing the Vault, gamers will also get access to pre-release trial copies of upcoming EA games, in which access will be revoked upon the game’s release.
To top things off, EA will also be offering Origin Access subscribers a 10% discount on all their Origin purchases. At the moment, Origin Access is only available in the US, Canada, UK, and Germany, but it is expected to make its way to other countries in the future. If you’re interested in signing up, head on over to EA’s website for the details.