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Mass Effect Andromeda is being added to EA and Origin Access

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Mass Effect Andromeda added to EA Access

Mass Effect Andromeda certainly didn’t set the world on fire during a year where nearly everything else is. Even though it’s still a decent game in its own right, it’s hard to escape the tinge of disappointment when taking it as the “would be” jumping off point for a new series of entries in the franchise. So much so that even EA has put the franchise on ice for the foreseeable future, and even made their game available on EA Access in just seven months.

In a new update to both EA Access (for Xbox One) and Origin Access (for PC, keep up), EA is adding the fourth Mass Effect game into the library for all subscribers to enjoy for free, sometime before December. It will sit alongside the growing library of games, which already includes the likes of Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, Star Wars Battlefront and more. Dead Space 3 will also be joining the library, hot on the heels of Dead Space 2 joining just last month. Sadly, this will be exclusive to Xbox One.

The additions to the vault will be just one of the attractions. EA Access and Origin Access will also play host to a bunch of early access programs for EA’s remaining titles for the year. Subscribers will be able to get their hands on Battlefront II, The Sims 4 (on Xbox One) and Need for Speed: Payback days before everyone else. As always, progress will be stored and carry over should you purchase the game at anytime afterwards.

Despite what EA might do wrong with their many of their business decisions (Star Wars Battlefront II is just the latest example of loot boxes encroaching still on gameplay), EA and Origin Access has been a pretty solid service for the most part. Even if you just initiate a subscription for a month or two to play the many games you might have missed out on in the past.

Last Updated: October 11, 2017


  1. All 3 Dead Space games have been in the Origin Access vault since the service launched.


  2. For the Emperor!

    October 11, 2017 at 21:13

    For me the gameplay itself was VERY solid and fun. I just wish I could get past the uninspiring story. Shepard Commander was a damn inspiring character backed by great characters and story writing (barring the 3 colour ending), but Andromeda…I came up with a better “first hour tutorial” in 30 seconds…


    • Admiral Chief

      October 12, 2017 at 08:17

      I really, really want to play it…but I’m afraid it will mutilate my fond memories of the first 3.

      Shepard Commander was the bestestest!


    • Kromas Ryder

      October 12, 2017 at 08:47



  3. Steffmeister

    October 12, 2017 at 09:30

    This year has too many good games to waste your time with a meh game.
    Maybe next year… when its really cheap.


  4. Craig "CrAiGiSh" Dodd

    October 12, 2017 at 12:25

    Still need to finish this but nothing is drawing me back to play the game.


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