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EA drops 12 Star Wars games into the Origin Access vault and confirms Jedi: Fallen Order gameplay at EA Play

"Coming to The Vault in a galaxy not so far away."

EA has added 12 Star Wars games to its PC subscription service, Origin Access, including the original Battlefront II.

"Coming to The Vault in a galaxy not so far away: strategic, cinematic, laser-blasting Star Wars games," EA says in its latest Origins Access update (thanks, PC Gamer), presumably timed to tie in with May the Fourth celebrations. "Our growing collection already includes 20+ Star Wars titles, but now we're adding even more games."

Available to both Origin Access Basic and Premier subscribers - but seemingly not EA Access subscribers on Xbox, at least not yet - the new titles coming to the vault are:

  • Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
  • Battlefront II (Classic, 2005)
  • Republic Commando
  • Rogue Squadron 3D
  • Dark Forces
  • Shadows of the Empire
  • X-Wing Alliance
  • Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith
  • Galactic Battlegrounds Saga
  • Starfighter
  • Episode 1 Racer
  • Rebellion

If that sounds good to you, the Basic Origin Access subscription costs £20/$30 a year - or £4/$5 a month, if you prefer to pay in increments - and gives you access to 200+ games in EA's vault. Alternatively, you can splash out on the Premier version for £90/$100 for the year (£15 per month) which also lets you play a host of EA's newest releases, too, often before the official street date.

A similar service is also available on Xbox, but it's much smaller in scale, currently offering around 50 titles.

In other Star Wars news, Respawn announced yesterday that it will be sharing Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order gameplay at the upcoming EA Play during E3 2019.

While the tweet asks us "to mark [our] calendars", it doesn't actually give a specific date as to when the gameplay footage will be debuted. The EA Play event itself, however, kicks off on 7th June, 2019.

During the initial E3 announcement for Jedi: Fallen Order, Respawn CEO Vince Zampella confirmed the game would be set in the Dark Times period, at the end of the Clone Wars when the last of the Jedi were being hunted down. Publisher EA promises there will be no multiplayer and no loot boxes or microtransactions.

"No microtransactions. No loot boxes. And no, we won't be adding them," EA said at the time. "A single-player Star Wars story for those of you who are ready to become a Jedi."