On the House provided free EA games even to non Access subscribers.
Free Games programs being offered are increasing. Free Games being offered by Twitch Prime, PS Plus and Xbox Live Gold membership are some of the popular ones. But EA seems to be jumping off the bandwagon, as a few days ago they revealed that their On the House program will be retiring.
This came after their announcement of their Origin Access Premier, which as an upgraded version of the Origin Access. The Origin Access Premier subscribers will get early access to EA’s frontline games such as Battlefield V, FIFA and Anthem. And they will also get ‘unlimited access’ to these games.
However, EA did not officially announce the demise of On the House. Rather, it was found by a Reddit user. A representative confirmed that the program had been dropped. In an email to PCGamer, he wrote:
“Origin On the House has been retired and games will no longer be offered through the program. This change won’t affect any games players downloaded from the service prior to that date—those are theirs to keep forever.”
“Even though this chapter of On the House is coming to an end, we’re happy that we got to introduce so many great games to our awesome players. We’re constantly looking for ways to improve our service and give our users an even better experience, and we thank everyone for being part of our community.”
On the House debuted in 2014, when it offered Dead Space for free. In the past the program has offered games like Bejeweled, Battlefield 3, Theme Hospital, Syndicate, Peggle, and Dragon Age: Origins, for free. Once claimed, the games were free for life. Some of these are critically acclaimed titles, and the fact that even non Access members got it for free was an icing on the top.