Update August 10, 2017: Battlefield 1 has now been added to Origin Access.
After last month’s exciting announcement that some of the biggest games of EA’s 2016 were coming to their subscription service, Battlefield 1 joins Titanfall 2 and the Sims 4 in the Origin Access Vault.
Related: our list of the best free games is worth a look if you’re gaming on a budget.
The Vault also includes 2015’s Star Wars Battlefront with all its expansions – you can view the full line-uphere. For £3.99 ($4.99) per month or £19.99 ($29.99) per year, you can play the full versions of all these games as much as you want.
It’s become a better and better offer as the library has improved, and these latest additions make it even better value if you’ve yet to jump into some of last year’s best shooters (or the new Sims, I guess). On top of this, your Access subscription gets you into early trials of major games – both Mass Effect: Andromeda and Battlefront II had (or will have) such trials.
Update:Well would you look at this. Not content to throw two of the best recent shooters onto their service, EA are also adding The Sims 4 to the Origin Access Vault.
When you’ve had a long day of wall-running and hiding in trenches, sometimes you need something a bit more sedate. The Sims 4 will provide, letting you create your ideal family and forcing you to tell them when to go to the toilet. If you fancy a spot of interior design, it’ll scratch that itch too.
The Sims 4 will be joining the excellent service on July 11. There’s no date for Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 just yet.
Update:It turns out that Titanfall 2 is also heading to the Origin Access Vault.
If you missed it, Titanfall 2’s campaign is just incredible, full of variety and clever ideas, while its multiplayer is frantic, snappy, and stompy. It’s worth the price of a sub on its own, to be completely honest.
Origin Access Members, get excited for @Battlefield 1 and @Titanfall 2 — coming soon to Origin Access. https://t.co/DeoCYKpHK9 pic.twitter.com/VKxyWyvo0Y
— Origin (@OriginInsider) July 7, 2017
Original:EA’s Origin Access vault is getting better and better. The next game to be added to the $4.99 per month (or $29.99 per year) service is Battlefield 1, DICE’s excellent period shooter.
There’s already over 45 games in the Vault, including Dragon Age: Inquisition, Battlefield 4, FIFA 17, Star Wars Battlefront, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2, The Banner Saga, This War of Mine, all the Dead Space games, the Mass Effect trilogy, and Sim City 4.
You can check out the full lineup and sign up for a subscription on the official site, then you just download the client, as well as the games you fancy, then you’re off.
It’s only the base Battlefield 1, so you’ll have to fork out for the DLC if you want it. Luckily, Premium Trials will be popping up from time to time, in which you can try out the expansions for free.
Details are on the Battlefield 1 blog post.