I've been a subscriber to Origin Access, EA's subscription serviced that gives you unlimited access to a few handpicked PC games for as long as your subscription runs, for quite a while now. While I'm enjoying my time with the service (it gave me the opportunity to replay Dragon Age: Inquisition again), I was sort of done with the current offerings. Luckily, EA has just announced 8 new games being added to the Vault over the coming 2 months, bringing the total of available games up to 21!
Here's what's coming to the vault:
- Mass Effect
- Mass Effect 2
- Mass Effect 3
- Trine 2: Complete Story
- Dungeons of Dredmor
- Medal of Honor: Allied Assault
Not too shabby. I've been due for a replay of the Mass Effect trilogy anyway so this is kind of perfect timing on their part. Trine is also a fun franchise for those who like their physics-based puzzle platforming and Medal of Honor: Allied Assault is a nice bit of nostalgia for those of us that lived through the early 2000's. With the inclusion of Trine to the Vault, it seems like EA is taking Origin Access another step in the direction of becoming a service to feature more than just the games they themselves have developed or published.
Also, coming to Origin Access and the Xbox One exclusive service EA Access is a Play First Trial for the upcoming Cyberpunk parkour game Mirror's Edge Catalyst, which recently had a closed beta weekend. It is as of yet unclear how long before release EA and Origin Access subscribers will be able to play this game, but it'll be at least a day before the masses can get their hands on it. Subscribers also get a 10% discount on any and all items available in the Origin Store.
All in all, it seems like subscribers will have plenty of new games to play over the coming months, and early access to Mirror's Edge Catalyst is a nice little bonus!
What do you think of the new games coming to the Vault? Any games in particular you're looking forward to trying out? Let us know in the comment section below!