If you’ve ever been tempted to try out EA’s Origin Access subscription services, then now’s the time. The publisher is running a special discounted promotion that lets you sign up for the first month for all of $0.99.
That’s 30 days of unrestricted access to a stacked roster of EA’s biggest games for less than a dollar. The offer runs from now until June 29, so there’s plenty of time to jump in if it tickles your fancy. After the initial 30 day period, the monthly subscription spikes to $4.99. You can avoid that by turning off the auto-renew setting, though.
It’s worth noting that the offer only encompasses the lower of the two Origin Access tiers – Origin Access Basic. The higher tiered Access Premier does feature more recent releases such as Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Command & Conquer Remastered Collection, but you pay a considerable premium for the pleasure, to the tune of $14.99 a month.
Origin Access Basic is nothing to scoff at, though, with access to EA’s Basic Vault, 10-hour early access trial of upcoming games, and a 10% discount on all digital Origin purchases. The trial is a little redundant at the moment as there are no eligible games right now, but that might all change with tomorrow’s E3-replacement EA Play Live broadcast.
The Basic Vault features the likes of Battlefield V, FIFA 20, Dead Space, Sea of Solitude, Unravel Two, Star Wars Battlefront II, A Way Out, Fe, Titanfall 2, Mass Effect Andromeda, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Cities: Skylines, Dead Cells, The Surge, and Frostpunk, to name but a few.
It’s a great way to jump into EA’s back catalog as well as several standout indies. Even if you only play one game to completion, $0.99 is still cheaper than picking up a standalone under normal circumstances.
EA isn’t leaving console players out in the cold either. Both PS4 and Xbox One owners can pick up the console version of the subscription service, dubbed EA Access, for the same enticingly low price of $0.99. The spread of games is a little more limited, but once again, nothing to complain about for such a low price.