Electronic Arts Announce EA Access Service for Xbox One
Gamers have over these past few years become accustomed to subscription memberships, with Xbox Live Gold memberships required for online play for both Xbox360 and Xbox One devices and PlayStation Plus memberships for access to complementary games, services (PS3/PS4) and online play (PS4). But asides from season passes which have been limited to one single game, there haven’t been any major subscription services from third-party publishers similar to what first-party publishers such as Sony Computer Entertainment and Microsoft have offered.
This has changed with Electronic Arts announcing EA Access for the Xbox One which has entered into beta today. Starting at $6.99 AUD a month or $39.99 AUD per year, this service seeks to provide new ways for players to access EA games on the Xbox One. EA Access membership unlocks The Vault, a collection of EA’s biggest games on Xbox One ready for you to download and play. During the beta, gamers will have unlimited access to four great EA games: FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggle 2 and Battlefield 4, with more titles being added soon.
Asides from the games in the vault, subscribers will receive 10% on purchases of EA Digital content offered through the Xbox Games Store AND trials of new EA games up to five days before release.