In an attempt to consolidate branding and name recognition for its subscription service, Electronic Arts has announced that EA Access and EA Origin Access are being replaced by EA Play effective August 18.
EA Access offers players the chance to save money on the purchase of new games, as well as try out new EA titles with a 10-hour preview. Subscribers save 10% off of the purchase of EA games, as well as on in-game purchases. On PC, players had the option to purchase a premium edition of Origin Access that included new titles at launch.
Nothing will change with the rebranding, except for the name. Subscribers will still pay $4.99 per month or $30 for an entire year to get game trials, discounts, and access to the game vault. On PC, $14.99 per month will get you the premium version of the service.
With Star Wars: Squadrons being the centerpiece of EA’s fall lineup, now is a good time to jump in to EA Play if you’d like to be able to try the game out before committing. EA also has Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered coming in November, along with the usual sports lineup of Madden 21, FIFA 21, and NHL 21.
If you’re wondering what EA’s E3 related event will be called now, that has been changed to EA Play Live. For all the latest, keep it here with Generation Xbox!