Electronic Arts is making a solemn promise to the gaming community today: a game that becomes part of EA Access will remain available forever – or as long as the service is available… At least that is what EA chief operating officer Peter Moore is telling CVG, among other things. Moore also said that, because a game's inclusion in The Vault – the service's catalog – is permanent, EA has to be very picky about what it will include.
"New game additions will be determined by franchise and timing," he said. "We have to make decisions along that way, so there's no template, like 30 days after a game ships it goes into the Vault."
"I think one of the key things is that once a game goes into the Vault it stays there, it's not going to be taken out, that's a commitment we've made."
Moore goes on to say that The Vault will have its fair share of AAA titles too:
"The Vault will get its share of triple-A titles," Moore told CVG. "We haven't made any announcements to that extent about exactly when, where and how, but the Vault will be substantial."
The subscription-based service will charge members a monthly fee of $4.99 or an annual fee of $29.99 to access a catalog of select EA titles, give consumers a ten percent discount on digital purchases on Xbox Live, and early access to select EA titles.
EA Access is currently in beta but a wider public launch is expected soon. During the beta The Vault features FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Battlefield 4 and Peggle 2 – with more on the way soon, according to Moore. Early Access titles will include Madden NFL 15, NHL 15, FIFA 15, NBA LIVE 15 and Dragon Age: Inquisition later this year.