Origin Access Premier, the higher tier of Electronic Arts' subscription service for PC gamers announced at E3 2018 last month, now has a release date: July 30. Today the company confirmed that the program will begin next week. According to EA's Help Page, "Premier is a new membership tier that gives you access to the latest and greatest EA games before anyone else". The service will allow you to play an unlimited number of games for a monthly or annual fee.
Disappointing though it is that we won't be lifting any more free stuff out of EA's pockets, I'm not really surprised that On the House is going away.
Origin's free game program On the House has been 'retired'
EA's new Origin Access Premiere subscription folds perfectly into the company's digital-driven focus on live services. Origin Access Premier launches next week, a first-of-its-kind subscription service that will include unlimited access to our newest PC titles. This service will set you back $14.99 per month or $99.99 per year. "You get access to the full game - yours to play whenever you want, for as long as you're a Premier member".
So, if you're looking forward to incoming titles like Battlefield V, Madden 19, or Federation Internationale de Football Association 19, but you don't like the idea of dropping $60 for each of them, it sounds like getting a Premier subscription might not be a bad way to play through them all. Origin Access Premier will, but it costs quite a bit more. If you're looking for a game that just launched, Origin (or EA Access, a similar plan for the Xbox One) isn't for you. And if you end up not liking the game, you can simply move on without worry of all the money you paid. On top of that, you'll also get "10% discount in the Origin Store on full games, pre-orders, expansions, Federation Internationale de Football Association points, and more". We're developing more, new IP, and bringing new teams to EA that can deliver more new and unique experiences.