I preordered Deluxe version long time ago. Just before the beta. First, the release date was set to October. Then delayed to November. "Fine, I can wait". I prefer a better developed game on launch, and if it takes extra time thats how it gonna be.
But what is totally unacceptable is that it was marketed with early access, and later on it turns out that it is not. I suddenly now need to buy a monthly fee of Origin Premium Access on TOP of that??? Deluxe is NOT early access, if other options are earlier. You can not market two products and call them both early this way. So the marketing for Deluxe was misleading, and if I am not mistaken it is also cheaper to buy Basis + 1 month premium to get EARLIER access than Deluxe. If not scam, I certainly feel scammed.
I now subscribed and paid for Origin Premium Access. And like suggested here, after the subscription the software asked automatically if I wanted to cancel and refund the preorder version. "Yes". But when I was redirected to their site, it said: "You don't have any games that qualify for a refund right now. " I haven't launched the game and I am within the other terms.
So, basically I have paid for and stuck with two versions now. Thanks EA... Not!