EA Reveals 'EA Access' Game Subscription Plan for Xbox One

July 29, 2014 - GamePolitics Staff

Electronic Arts has announced a new $5-a-month subscription plan with Xbox One that will give those willing to pay a monthly subscription fee access to select Xbox One games. The subscription, which is rolling out in limited beta to select people today, will be available as a monthly or annual subscription.

EA Access membership unlocks what EA calls "The Vault," a collection of EA games on Xbox One that users can download and play whenever they want. During the beta, gamers will have unlimited access to FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggle 2 and Battlefield 4 - with more titles to be added "soon."

EA Access members will also save 10 percent on purchases of EA digital content for Xbox One offered through the Xbox Games Store; access to games five days earlier than the rest of the unwashed masses - starting with Madden NFL 15, NHL 15, FIFA 15, NBA LIVE 15, and Dragon Age: Inquisition, and more and other perks to be announced at a later date.

You can join EA Access for $4.99 per month, or you can purchase an annual membership for $29.99 per year on Xbox LIVE. GameStop will also be offering EA Access membership purchases in its local retail stores, and GameStop and Amazon will also carry EA Access memberships for Xbox One gamers across Europe, as well as EB Games in Canada.

You can learn more about it at www.ea.com/eaaccess.


Re: EA Reveals 'EA Access' Game Subscription Plan for Xbox One

I can see this making some sense for sports games as they have mostly just been roster updates with a little shine (or sometimes less) for $60 each every year.  Hopefully this doesn't become their only release style though as I'm guessing these titles go away once your subscription has gone out, no matter how long or how much you paid them. 

I'm also wondering how people will like being charged Xbox Live to play the games online, with a new monthly fee to even play the games, and then DLC on top of that.  Triple dipping?

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