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EA renames Origin to the EA Desktop app

By Sherif Saed, Tuesday, 15 September 2020 10:40 GMT EA recently ditched the Origin Access name, so it’s no surprise that the brand itself is being dropped.Just a few weeks before EA announced that EA Play will become part of Xbox Game Pass this holiday, the company renamed EA Access and Origin Access to the snappier EA Play. Origin Access Premier, the more expensive tier exclusive to its own PC store, has also been renamed to EA Play Pro.Unifying EA’s subscription services under one banner certainly makes sense, and is aligned with the publisher’s new approach to make its products…

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EA Play has arrived on Steam

Electronic Arts left Steam nine years ago to do their own thing with Origin, but over the last few months their games have been returning. Now, their subscription service, EA Play, is on Valve’s platform, too, allowing you to play games like the Dragon Age series, Battlefield V, and more on Steam for a monthly or yearly fee. It’s not just the old stuff EA are letting Steam have though, because you’ll be able to access some of the publisher’s new releases through the service as well. (more…)

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EA Access and Origin Access Basic to be rebranded EA Play

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 14 August 2020 17:51 GMT A quick bit of news: EA Access and Origin Access Basic will be rebranded EA Play.Starting next week on August 18, the services will be rebranded as EA Play, and Origin Access Premier will be renamed EA Play Pro.Benefits will remain the same, but EA says it will be “adding even more in the coming months” such as exclusive in-game challenges and monthly reward drops on select titles.The move to the new name also means the EA Play event will be renamed EA Play Live, the first of which – under…