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EA Access and Origin Access are now unified as EA Play

Published: 11:14, 15 August 2020
Screenshot of the EA Access logo on a light blue background.
EA Access could soon be coming to PlayStation 4

EA are unifying their subscription services under a single banner which should be a good thing overall since it will not be nearly as confusing as before, even on different platforms.

EA decided to untangle the mess that potential subscribers had to go through before deciding which service to choose. Up until August 14, 2020, there were Origin Access, Origin Access Premier and EA Access.

The first two were options for PC only, with Origin Access offering the basic entry-level trove of games while subscribed while Origin Access Premier was the more expensive one, with more games and other bonuses. Meanwhile, consoles only had EA Access.

All of that has been fused into one brand now and the entry-level subscription will be called EA Play. The more expensive one with discounts and new games attached will be dubbed EA Play Pro. It will also bring along exclusive challenges and in-game drops on a monthly basis soon.

The official announcement didn't reveal all the details that the changes will entail and EA's response to that was to ask readers to turn on the newsletter option so they can fill out your mail's junk folder. Then again, if you are following any of the company's social media, it will be hard to miss any major announcements regarding the service changes.

EA artwork showing ea play logo on red background EA Play logo will now have "Live" attached to it, when it refers to the showcase event

While the company untangled the service naming mess, those who follow EA's announcements are familiar with the show that usually proceeds E3 every year, named EA Play. It will be rebranded to EA Play Live now so people now stand a chance to get confused between the services and the showcase event.

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