Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 will soon be playable for free with EA Access

Electronic Arts has detailed a further expansion of its subscription-based services for games – EA Access and Origin Access. The services, which provide access to a range of titles for a flat $4.99 monthly fee, will soon welcome Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2 and more to their roster.

As detailed in a post to the publisher's blog, several new games and expansions will be making their way to the "Vault" in the coming months. Most notably, both services will be gaining Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 as a part of their free-to-play library on Xbox One and PC, despite launching less than one year ago. Beyond the two blockbusters, Origin Access will be also adding Sims 4 Digital Deluxe Edition, Oxenfree, and Rebel Galaxy in the months ahead, however, these won't be available on the service's Xbox One counterpart.

Today, players on both services can also enjoy all of Star Wars Battlefront's expansions, including the Outer Rim, Bespin, Death Star and Rogue One: Scarif add-ons. This joins the base version of Star Wars Battlefront, which was added to the vault late last year.

Several "Play First Trials" are on the horizon for Xbox One subscribers too, including FIFA 18, Madden NFL 18, NHL 18 and NBA Live 18. These trials give subscribers up to ten hours with titles, a week prior to the official launch.

While exact dates for these additions weren't provided, Electronic Arts has assured all aforementioned games will be hitting EA Access and Origin Access by September 2017. What do you think of the upcoming additions to the services? Let us know which titles you're looking forward to in the comments.

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  • YES!!!!
  • And they said titan fall 2 would never hit the vault
  • Don't think so, I know they said it wasn't available to play early and I believe it has no discount. Even so, if they did say that, they probably had to renegotiate with EA after the lackluster sales of the game.
  • They said that about Titanfall 1 too.
  • EA Access is awesome. Since I have it I never bought any EA game anymore.
  • Question is, is the total you spent on monthly fees less than the total sale price of the games you have played at the time you started playing them? I have no idea, just wondering. It feels to me like when they go in the vault they are usually $20 games for permanent purchase.
  • Well it's 25€ a year. And I get FIFA like eight months after release. And then all the other games. Definitely worth it for me.
  • EA Access is £19.99 for 12 months. With every game ever released for One and 360. I'm pretty sure it would cost me over £350 to buy all the games so far at current sale prices. This service is amazing.
  • great service...all the Battlefront expansions.  done deal:)  Be playing that this weekend.
  • Titanfall 2 will be amazing on this. All DLC is free as well
  • I literally just purchased Titanfall 2 today.....oh well.
  • If you bought it retail you can always sell it and get some of your money back, that's what I'm going to do.
  • Bought it digitally from the store today with a giftcard while it was on sale for $20
  • Well, only twenty bucks is great, and you'll be playing it before it's free so you get extra hours of enjoyment.
  • Nice! EA Access really is great. At only $30/year, if you pay up front, it's quick and easy to recoup the cost. I've had it since it started, so I'm only out $95 with tax and I've played extensively 3 FIFA games, 2 Battlefield games with expansions, Peggle 2, Unravel and have dabbled in 2 NHL games and Need for Speed. If i had more free time I'd love to play dragon age and mass effect games
  • Great stuff that!!! Bought Battlefield 1 on day 1 but didn't get Titanfall 2 although I liked the original. Number 2 will definitely be on my console the day it enters the vault. EA Access is a no-brainer really.
  • You say "free" but you have to pay for origin access, so that's misleading.