EA launches Xbox One subscription gaming service for $4.99 a month

creaky

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EA has announced today that it has partnered with Microsoft to launch a new service called EA Access, described as a "membership for gamers exclusively on Xbox One". A more accurate description would be a "monthly subscription", which allows gamers to sign up for unlimited access to play a range of the company's games.

EA calls this "something we've never done before", and for that reason, the program is being rolled out initially as a beta with a limited number of players able to sign up for now. For $4.99 a month, or $29.99 for a full year, gamers will be able to enjoy access to FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggle 2 and Battlefield 4, but more games will be added to the collection soon.

EA promises that all Xbox One users will soon be able to join EA Access, either by purchasing a subscription via Xbox Live or, soon, via GameStop stores in the US, GameStop and Amazon in Europe, and EB Games in Canada.

Membership will also include a 10% discount on "purchases of EA digital content for Xbox One offered through the Xbox Games Store". You'll also have 'Play First' access to trials of new EA games for up to five days before they are released. Among the first games to get Play First access will be FIFA 15, NHL 15 and Dragon Age: Inquisition, among others, and more are promised. You can also choose to buy a game that you've been trialling, and your progress during the trial will be carried over to the full game after purchase.

Source: EA Announces EA Access on Xbox One - EA News
 

kenny

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Not sure on this one, will wait and see what games you have access to before deciding.
 

creaky

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EA have announced that any games that it adds to 'the Vault' - the collection of titles that gamers can play on the EA Access subscription service - will remain there, and will not be removed.

In fact, the Vault will grow into a much larger collection of games to which users will be able to enjoy unlimited access, playing to their heart's content, and you can expect some big-name additions to be made in time. "The Vault will gets its share of triple-A titles," EA's chief operating officer Peter Moore told CVG. "We haven't made any announcements to that extent about exactly when, where and how, but the Vault will be substantial."

He added that EA will be carefully selecting titles to add to the Vault, ensuring that any games publisher that agrees to have their games there commits to not removing them.
 
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