EA Offers Origin Access On PC, Australians Not Yet Included

If you woke up this morning and checked the internet you would have seen the news that EA Access, the corporation's subscription service for Xbox One that provides early access to new EA releases and permanent access to older titles, is becoming available for users on PC.

Unfortunately, it's not available in Australia just yet.

EA proudly announced the news this morning via their Twitter:

... and they even signed up Bill Nye to help promote things.

Unfortunately, the one thing EA hasn't done yet is make it available to Australians. The screenshot above is what you get if you navigate to the Origin page, which is a bit of a bummer for Aussies.

It's worth noting that Origin Access isn't tied to EA Access either, for those who have the subscription service on console. Origin Access also isn't available on OSX, according to the official FAQ. "You cannot play games in The Vault or Play First Trials on a Mac," the page says.

I've reached out to EA this morning to confirm when the subscription service, available for US$4.99/month or 3.99 pounds/month overseas, will open up here. It's currently restricted to the US, Canada, Germany and the UK, but new countries will be added "soon" according to official tweets.


    Waiting for $4.99USD to become $10.00USD for Australians

      Ea prices it at aud so probably 14.99 aud

        As a comparison, EA Access costs $4.99USD and $6.99AUD.
        So I would expect Origin Access to be priced the same.

          Us prices are always pre tax so don't forget about that. Given the trend of us getting tax plus "australia tax". A wishful thinking would be 9.99 but that is the best case scenario.

          Actually scratch that it will probably be same as ea access :P.

          Last edited 13/01/16 9:59 am

            Totally, because of "other factors involved in shipping a non-physical product to a geographically remote location."

    "Endless PC gaming, just $4.99 a month. Introducing Origin Access."

    Should be

    "Endless buggy/broken gaming, just $4.99 a month. Introducing Origin Access."

    I already receive endless buggy/broken gaming for a fixed price, why should I subscribe for more?

    when I saw this I thought 4.99 might be on the cusp of too much money given the discounting cycle of old games anyway whereby you aren't tied to a subscription service.
    These aren't exactly games I am interested in (I am waiting for unravel :)...but it won't come to WiiU so I miss out on that as well :( ),
    but I would have thought that as part of their normal discounting cycle that you could pick them up or at least a sizeable portion of them for the price of a yearly subscription (someone please correct me as I don't know enough about the games) and play when you want.
    As AUD will be higher, I don't know if the value is there or not.

    Battlefield 3
    Battlefield 4
    Battlefield Hardline
    Dragon Age 2
    Dragon Age Origins
    Dragon Age Inquisition
    Need for Speed Rivals
    FIFA 15
    Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare
    Dead Space
    Dead Space 2
    Dead Space 3
    The Sims 3
    This War of Mine
    (list from windows central)

    Last edited 13/01/16 10:34 am

    Wow so much hatred...

    EA Access has been the most value $40 spent for my Xbox One since I bought it.

    So far for $40 I've got Madden, Garden Warfare, Need For Speed, DA:I, Titanfall

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