EA's new subscription service Origin Access Premier announced at E3 2018

Yolanda Curtis
June 11, 2018

Publisher Electronic Arts is launching its own PC video game subscription service called Origin Access Premier, it announced Saturday during its E3 2018 press conference.

Get the only newsletter focused on the subscription industry. With Origin Access you had a 10 hour trial period for new EA games.

This is an upgrade to the previous Origin Access subscription, which allowed subscribers to access the Vault of EA's titles.

It's going to offer "full access" to new EA games first, and the upcoming launches of Madden NFL 19, Federation Internationale de Football Association 19, Battlefield V and Anthem were all mentioned.

You'll get access to these games prior to their street date, as well.

Origin Access Premier is not the first time EA has tried their hands on subscription models for games.

More details will be revealed later in the year. It also comes with perks for trying and buying new games. In addition, fans who shell out more for the Hall of Fame Edition will also be able to play the game three days earlier - just a day shy from anyone who has an active EA Access or Origin Access membership. "No trial, no waiting, just play". Imagine paying one low monthly or annual fee and getting to play new EA PC titles before launch.

‘Electronic Arts had another record year, said COO and CFO Blake Jorgensen in a May 8 earnings report. Play any games that have already been added, as much as you want.

The company is projecting net revenue for fiscal year 2019, ending March 31, 2019, of $5.6 billion and net income of $1.108 billion, or $3.55 diluted earnings per share.

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