For four years, Electronic Arts have promoted Origin, its digital PC platform, through the ‘ Invite the House ‘ program. The idea is that, without prior notice, those who browse the store will find one of its classic titles free. Unfortunately, that initiative came to an end.
If we go, we will Origin no longer find the tab corresponding to ‘Invite the house.’
Unfortunately, this is not a series of coincidences. A representative of Electronic Arts has informed Polygon that the program in question has been suspended. Of course, we can continue to enjoy all the titles associated with our account during promotions until the end of time -or the fall of Origin.
‘Invite the House’ has been removed from Origin, and the games will no longer be offered through the program. This change will not affect game players who download from the service before that date; they are yours forever.
Through this initiative, electronic Arts have offered no less than 34 games between 2014 and 2018. And many of them are true timeless gems like ‘Dungeon Keeper,’ ‘Dead Space,’ or ‘Mass Effect 2’. The latest ‘Invite the House’ promotion started last April, offering the opportunity to download ‘Peggle’ for our pretty face.
Some of the games that EA has given away over these four years.
It’s no accident that EA redirects to the two Origin Access alternatives starting today. ‘Invite the house’ served to boost Origin against Steam or GOG, something that no longer makes much sense if we consider the shift towards the subscription model of its platform that partly follows the philosophy of Netflix.
Of course, what classics we could add to our collection while it lasted.
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