EA Announces EA Access — Subscription Based Gaming On XBox One

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In what many gamers will consider a huge surprise, Electronic Arts and Microsoft have announced a gaming subscription service on XBox One called EA Access.  For $4.99 per month or $29.99 per year, gamers can access what EA is describing as The Vault, a selection of games with unlimited access as long as they subscribe to the service.  Read on for more information.

From EA:

We have partnered with Microsoft to deliver EA Access, an all-new monthly (or annual) membership for gamers exclusively on Xbox One that starts at just $4.99 a month. The service is being rolled out in beta to a limited number of players today, but it will launch for everyone on Xbox One soon. At EA, we are always looking for new ways to make it easier for gamers to play more EA games across all platforms, and we are excited about what EA Access will offer to players on 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. That’s over $100 worth of games for $4.99 a month. You can play these EA favorites as much as you want with the click of a button.

In addition to these four fairly recent games, a subscription to EA Access has other perks.  Most notably a 10% discount on EA digital content purchased through the XBox Games Store.  This appears to count on both full games as well as downloadable content.  Subscribers also get early access to certain EA games, starting with the new round of sports games in 2015 as well as Dragon Age: Inquisition.  If you choose to buy these games after the trial period your progress will carry over to the full retail copy.

What do you think of EA’s announcement?  Are you as surprised as many of the rest of us are?  Did anybody even remotely think that EA would be the first to offer this sort of service?  Let us know in the comment section below or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.

  Source: EA
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