EA's Origin is essentially EA's take on Valve's Steam digital game distribution platform, but as you might have heard, during E3 2018 the company announced plans for Origin Access Premier, a new subscription service that they plan to launch in the near future.
From what has been shared online, it appears this could be worldwide outage, and not just something creating problems in the European region.
Origin Access Premier launches on the 30th of July, just in time for the releases of Federation Internationale de Football Association 19 and Madden 19.More news: Texas inmate being transferred gets atop moving patrol car
The good news is that EA has confirmed that they know about the current outage and are working to fix it as soon as possible. That probably isn't an issue if you only play through a game once-or don't plan to cancel-but it's worth noting. If you subscribe to Origin Access now, nothing will change (other than the classification), and you'll continue to pay the same price you have been paying ($4.99 a month or $29.99 a year). Origin Access Premier will, but it costs quite a bit more. CFO Blake Jorgensen said that the service is going live on Monday 30th July and shared the USA subscription prices - it will cost $14.99 a month or $99.99 a year.
Origin Access Premier is the tier above the already existing Origin Access that gave you access to a specified list of EA games at a $5 a month price or $30 for a year. The service will allow you to play an unlimited number of games for a monthly or annual fee.
That said, the EA Origin Access Premier program is believed to only be launching with access to EA games, so if you want to play titles from other developers, you'll be out of luck. Will you be subscribing to Origin Access Premier?