EA Announces EA Access, Xbox One Game Subscription Program

EA Announces EA Access, Xbox One Game Subscription Program


EA debuted its own gaming subscription gaming plan, dubbed EA Access, today. EA Access is currently exclusive to Xbox One and will set gamers back $5 a month or $30 a year. Enrolling in EA Access grants gamers access to The Vault, which is a selection of games from the EA library. The Vault currently contains Madden 25, FIFA 14, Battlefield 4 and Peggle 2.

EA said they plan to expand titles in The Vault over time. On top of access to full versions of games, players with receive a 10 percent discount on purchases of EA digital content for Xbox One offered through the Xbox Games Store as well as digital purchases of full games. EA Access members will also receive access to trials of upcoming EA games up to five days before their release date. The initial list of early access games include, Madden NFL 15NHL 15FIFA 15, NBA LIVE 15, and Dragon Age: Inquisition. As an added bonus, if gamers choose to purchase an early access game, their progress will carry over.

Surprisingly, memberships will be available from GameStop through their local retail shops. Memberships will also be available from Amazon and EB Games.

The program is similar to their previous EA Season Ticket Program, but could be a huge boon for current Xbox One gamers and drive future console sales if EA is aggressive in adding titles to The Vault.

EA Access is currently in beta, but is slated to roll out to everyone soon. Full details can be found on their website at www.ea.com/eaaccess/