Origin Access: “Endless PC gaming for just R48.50 a month”, and kind of worth it

EA Launches Origin Access

Origin Access, much like EA Access, offers gamers who subscribe access to a growing collection of games, a 10% discount on Origin purchases as well as early access to new EA titles.

It’s actually not a half bad idea; there’s definitely a lot of value to be gained from Origin Access. Just take a look at the long list of games you’ll gain access to:

  • Battlefield 3
  • Battlefield 4
  • Battlefield Hardline
  • Dragon Age: Origins
  • Dragon Age 2
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Sim City
  • The Sims 3
  • FIFA 15
  • Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare
  • Need for Speed Rivals
  • Dead Space
  • Dead Space 2
  • Dead Space 3
  • This War of Mine

However, at the time of its announcement, we suggested PC gamers steer clear of Origin Access, and not just because it wasn’t initially available in SA. It was because it would set you back just over R950 a year.

Well, Origin Access is finally available locally, at just R48.50 a month, and it’s become a more palatable prospect as a result – weighing in at R582 a year.

R582 might sound like a lot, but consider that purchasing just two new games in an entire year would cost more than twice that.

It’s effectively the price of purchasing one game a year, for a heck of a lot more than one game a year in value.

Also, no one is stopping you from playing the games you want to and cancelling your subscription once done, a strategy that would amount to a lot less than the cost of a game.

Still, a year’s subscription of EA Access is just R299, which is where we’d want Origin Access before we signed up.


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