EA Announces New Subscription Service That's Exclusive to Xbox One
Posted by Wayne Davies
EA's version of Games With Gold?
EA has revealed EA Access, a subscription-based service exclusively for Xbox One that will grant players access to a collection of EA titles in "The Vault."
Announced via EA's official blog, EA Access will cost £3.99 per month or £19.99 for a year's membership, and it will allow subscribers to play Battlefield 4, FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25 and Peggle 2 at launch, with "more titles being added soon."
"We have partnered with Microsoft to deliver EA Access, an all-new monthly (or annual) membership for gamers exclusively on Xbox One that starts at just £3.99 a month. The service is being rolled out in beta to a limited number of players today, but it will launch for everyone on Xbox One soon."
Subscribing to the service will also give users extra bonuses, including 10 percent discounts on all EA digital content (full games and DLC), as well as "First Play" trials of new EA titles a week before release. Games currently listed as part of the early access trial are Dragon Age: Inquisition, Madden NFL 15, NHL 15, FIFA 15 and NBA Live 15. It is reported that save data from these sessions with transfer over to the full game.
No official launch date has been given for the service, but considering Dragon Age: Inquisition releases on November 18th and it's on the early access list, it's safe to assume that EA Access will be live by the end of October.