Clarified: No Xbox Live Gold Required For EA Access
Posted by Wayne Davies
A fairer deal?
Electronic Arts has now confirmed that their upcoming EA Access service will not require a subscription to Xbox Live Gold in order to download and play titles offered as part of the program.
The news comes in a official statement sent to IGN, clarifying that users can play EA Access titles without Xbox Live Gold, but access to features such as multiplayer will be restricted.
"When it launches, any Xbox One gamer can join EA Access and take advantage of the benefits of membership," EA said. "In order to connect to multiplayer gameplay on the Xbox One platform you will need a subscription to Xbox Gold."
As we reported last week, the Xbox One exclusive service will allow users to download and play game from a library of EA titles called the EA Vault, for a subscription fee of £3.99 a month, or £19.99 a year. Though there are still no details on when EA Access will officially launch, it will also offer 5-day early access to certain titles, starting with Dragon Age: Inquisition, Madden NFL 15, NHL 15, FIFA 15 and NBA Live 15.
Does EA Access sound more appealing to you now you still have some access if your Xbox Live Gold subscription expires? Let us know in the comments.