EA started dabbling in subscription gaming before it was cool, and now its top-tier Origin Access Premier service offers immediate entry to all of the company’s games on day one. The basic subscription is quite a bit cheaper, and gets you into a ‘vault’ of older titles – and that rotation now includes BioWare’s RPG-slash-Iron-Man-simulator, Anthem.

Anthem is part of Origin Access basic as of today, alongside Out of the Park Baseball 20, The Escapists 2, Ultimate Chicken Horse, Vambrace: Cold Soul, and Yooka-Laylee, all there as part of a $4.99 monthly or $29.99 annual subscription. FIFA 20 will hit the pricier Premier subscription – $14.99 monthly or $99.99 annually – on September 19.

While Anthem’s flagging fortunes might suggest this is a desperate move on EA’s part, that’s not necessarily the case. Titles like Battlefield V and FIFA 19 have tended to hit Origin Access Basic a little over six months after their retail debut, which is the same window we’re now in with Anthem.

Original source: https://www.pcgamesn.com/anthem/origin-access