EA will merge and release its game services Access and Origin Access under one name. That name is EA Play, and the change appears to be taking effect as EA is now also releasing its game services on Steam.
The changes were outlined by EA in a blog post on its website. After the change, which will take effect next Tuesday, the EA Access and Origin Access brand names will disappear. Both of these services will continue under the name EA Play, and will then offer similar possibilities, with a paid subscription offering access to a collection of games. Origin Access Premier subscription is being converted to EA Play Pro.
EA promises that EA Play subscribers will have access to in-game challenges that are not accessible to non-members. The options differ per game, by the way. In addition, members receive monthly rewards, and the 10 percent discount that members previously received on purchasing games will also remain at EA Play.
The change appears to be underway as EA plans to bring the Access service, previously only available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, to Steam as well. A single name for EA’s game services is more obvious to customers, according to the company.