Back in early September, Microsoft made the huge announcement that EA Play would be joining its Xbox Game Pass service for PC and Ultimate Members, bringing a whole range of benefits to subscribers at no extra charge.
The company has now confirmed that EA Play will join Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on November 10th for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S consoles, with PC to follow later in December.
We've still got a few weeks to go until then, but in the meantime, here's a more detailed guide on what you can expect to enjoy with EA Play as part of Xbox Game Pass in the very near future.
More Than 60 Fully Playable EA Games
Currently the EA Play library includes a massive range of fantastic EA games, including the likes of FIFA 20, Star Wars Battlefront II, Titanfall 2, The Sims 4, Need for Speed Heat, and many, many more.
You can expect to get full access to the majority of these titles (including many Xbox 360 games) at no extra charge with your subscription, and EA has very rarely removed games from its EA Play library until now.
Playable Trials Of Brand-New EA Games
While EA rarely adds brand-new games to its EA Play library and we're assuming the same will apply with Xbox Game Pass, it does usually provide ten-hour playable trials of its new releases.
This generally provides full access to the feature set (although single-player content is sometimes restricted), allowing you to get some extensive hands-on time with the title regardless of whether you plan to buy it or not.
Member-Only Content, Including Discounts
If you tend to play a lot of EA titles, you can actually save quite a lot of money with EA Play. The service provides a 10% discount on all digital purchases of EA content from the Microsoft Store.
This naturally includes digital games, so those who like to pick up the new FIFA every year will get a nice saving, but it also extends to DLC, Season Passes and even Ultimate Team content if that's your thing.
Access To EA Titles Via Xbox Cloud Gaming
As an added bonus, Microsoft has also confirmed that "some of the best" EA Play games will also be available to play via the cloud on Android for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members.
Again, this will be at no extra charge, but no further details have been provided as of yet.
You'll get access to all of this content automatically with your Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership beginning this November, and it'll be accessible on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
If you're not an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscriber though, don't forget that you can still subscribe separately to EA Play at a price of £3.99 / $4.99 per-month or £19.99 / $29.99 per-year.
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