EA Origin Premier service is launched for PC users, it is another step closer to all-digital, Netflix-ish future for games. EA shut down its free games program “on the house” before launching Origin Premier.
There are many games available under the Premier banner include Mass Effect Andromeda, Need for Speed Payback, Unravel 2, Battlefield V, Anthem, Battlefield 1, Madden NFL 19, Batman Arkham Origins, and more.
The service costs $15 a month or $100 a year on PC and let me tell you, despite how you feel about EA as a company, do consider this service. The list of games included here is worth the cost especially when you consider EA’s plans to add newly released games to premier day one. The best part is that you can cancel your membership anytime.
Madden 19 Hall of Fame edition is already available and FIFA 19 will be added at release. Anthem is planned for day one as well including Battlefield V. But admittedly this service isn’t for everyone, who is it for you ask? Well, those who don’t play games for more than a few months and move on to something else should consider grabbing this service rather than buying copies.
For example, I plan to play Battlefield V for the next 2-3 years just like I did with Battlefield 1. To me, this service doesn’t fit as it will cost me so much extra money in the long run. However, for games like FIFA, Madden, Andromeda, Unravel, Star Wars Battlefront 2, and Anthem that won’t last for more than 6 months in my library before I put them on the shelves for good, I would get the subscription of EA Origin Premier.
It also gives me access to games I usually won’t try, Unravel, for example, is a genre I won’t try otherwise but as part of EA Origin Premier, it gives me an opportunity to experience it for the first time.
It will expose you to more genres of games that you would generally tend to play. However, it is not for those who wish to access multiplayer games and play them for years to come. It’ll cost you an arm and leg to keep access to games like Battlefield V and Anthem if such games are the only ones you are interested in.