EA opens up its PC subscription service to other publishers

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EA has announced that it is opening its PC Origin Access subscription service to other publishers, with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment games and other established publishers to join the service.
First there are the Warner Bros. Batman games, which include Batman: Arkham Asylum, Batman: Arkham City, Batman: Arkham Origins, LEGO Batman, LEGO Batman 2 and LEGO Batman 3, all now available to subscribers. Soon other games will be added, including The Witness, Out of the Park Baseball 19, Lost Castle, Bulletstorm – Lite and Wasteland 2.
Origin Access also includes access to the Vault of Ancient EA games, a list that includes the original Mass Effect trilogy, Mirror & # 39; s Edge games, Titanfall, some of the most recent Battlefield games, the Dragon Age series, and plus. The service costs $ 4.99 per month, or $ 29.99 per year, and also offers players a 10 percent discount on purchases from Origin. EA offers a similar service for Xbox One called EA Access, but it seems that the subscription service will only continue to offer EA games for the foreseeable future.
The fact that EA adds games from other publishers is an important move for the company as it seems to compete for the subscription games market, especially since the market is starting to see more competitors such as Utomik begin to emerge. If EA can be established as a comprehensive Netflix store for the needs of PC games (including a massive library of cross-editors), it could be just what would bring Origin back to the spotlight and resume some of the PC games. . Juggernaut market that is Valve & # 39; s Steam.


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