EA Announces Origin Access for PC

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EA announced that the new service will launch with 15 games already added to their library, such as Battlefield Hardline, Dragon Age: Inquisition, The Sims 3, and This War of Mine, and with the promise that the library will gain more titles from EA and independent developers over time.

Here is a complete list of titles currently available in “The Vault:”

  • Battlefield 3
  • Battlefield 4
  • Battlefield Hardline Digital Deluxe
  • Dead Space
  • Dead Space 2
  • Dead Space 3
  • Dragon Age: II
  • Dragon Age Origins: Ultimate Edition
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition Digital Deluxe
  • FIFA 15
  • Need for Speed Rivals: Complete Edition
  • Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare
  • The Sims 3 Starter Pack
  • SimCity
  • This War of Mine

In addition to full access to the library of games, you will also be able to play EA titles coming to PC for a limited time before they’re released (stats and saves will carry over!). If you decide to purchase games you’ve had early access to you will receive a 10% on Origin purchases.

And if you weren’t convinced to give it a shot, let Bill Nye lure you in! 

 

Personally, it is a product that I would definitely be interested in (hello Dragon Age!) but my concern would be about a stale library. What will the quality of games be that we’re getting? Are we talking early days of PlayStation Plus? Will we get a few games a month like Games for Gold and PS Plus or will “the Vault” get new titles added sporadically throughout the year? I need a feel for what to expect as far as what library expansions over the next several months will be like before I can take the plunge and sell EA any more of my soul. If anyone is planning on taking a chance and subscribing right out of the gate, feel free to let me know why!