I’d known that this day would come, but I certainly didn’t expect it to happen within 2017. Electronic Arts have announced that Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 are coming to EA and Origin Access, which means that members of the subscription service will be able to enjoy these two multiplayer FPS heavy-hitters for free. Considering that both are currently less-than-a-year-old (!), it’s a bit of a surprising move but a welcome one nevertheless.
These aren’t the only titles that are getting added to the vault either. All four expansions for Star Wars Battlefront - Outer Rim, Bespin, Death Star and Rogue One: Scarif - have already been made available on the service and thus can be enjoyed now. Joining Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 in the near future is the FIFA 18 Play First Trial, which will let subscribers try out the upcoming sports game for 10 hours before its offical launch.
In addition, there are also exclusive upcoming additions to the Xbox One-based EA Access and PC-based Origin Access vaults. On the PC side, there’s The Sims 4: Digital Deluxe Edition, Oxenfree and Rebel Galaxy. Meanwhile, the Xbox One side gets Play First trials for Madden NFL 18, NHL 18 and NBA Live 18. Three trials for three sports games with the number 18 in all three of them? Valve may not be involved here but… Half Life 3 confirmed?
There aren’t any specific release dates for the incoming titles yet, but according to EA we can expect to see their arrival starting from July to September this year (so Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 will both be added before becoming a year old). If any of them have gotten you interested in signing up for either EA or Origin Access, the monthly fee is $4.99 (RM14.97) while the yearly fee is $29.99 (RM128.95).