Electronic Arts is expanding the number of games on its Origin Access subscription programme, starting with the highly rated Batman Arkham series. The addition of these titles also marks the first time that the company is allowing games from other publishers on its platform.
Origin Access is ostensibly EA’s version of PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live. It’s a subscription service tied to the Origin platform, and provides a number of games that can be played without directly paying for them through something called The Vault. For the most part, this has been confined to older games that have been published by EA itself.
The addition of the Batman games, which are published by WB Games, seems to represent a shift in focus for Origin Access. Providing subscribers with a much wider range of titles to play. Which, in turn, should increase the value of paying for the service.
It’s not only the Batman Arkham games headed to the service either. The Lego Batman games are also being added, with more WB published titles coming at a later date.
To promote this expansion in scope, EA is running a seven-day free trial for non-subscribers. Anyone interested in checking out what The Vault has to offer can sign up through Origin from now until 26 March to receive a week entry into Origin Access.