Announcing EA Access, Exclusively on Xbox One

Today, EA revealed EA Access.  This brand new program exclusively for Xbox One owners will give members access to:

The Vault: A Selection of EA games on Xbox One ready to download and play as part of your EA Access membership. At launch, you’ll have access to FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Battlefield 4 and Peggle 2. More games will be added over time.

Play First: EA Access members will get to experience trials of new EA games early on Xbox One. Starting 5 days before release, you’ll be able to try the game for at least two hours and then save your progress.  Once you purchase the digital or physical copy, you can use your save game and continue the experience.

PLUS: All EA Access members will save 10% on EA purchases from Xbox Live.  From full digital games to downloadable content, you get 10% off with your EA Access membership.  .

 

More details are in EA’s blog post.

Also, you can follow the program on Twitter and Facebook

Comments

  • CDMAss

    One small question! Do I need Xbox gold to play EA access games online?

    Like

    • TeeZu

      Yes, you will have to pay for Xbox live gold subscription for multiplayer games.

      Like

  • http://matejgottwald.wordpress.com/ Matěj Gottwald

    Question: does each user on my home Xbox One need to have this EA Access subscription to play the Vault games?

    Like

    • Michael Burden

      That actually is a good question I hadn’t thought about myself. Will have to try this on the GF’s account when I get home to see. If no one beats me to it, I’ll let you know how it works.

      Like

      • http://matejgottwald.wordpress.com/ Matěj Gottwald

        Cool! I will be waiting!

        Like

      • Liquidfx Xboxdude

        you did not phrase your answer in the form of a question. kebart xela.

        Like

      • FiveMagic5

        That just might be the deal breaker for me

        Like

      • http://matejgottwald.wordpress.com/ Matěj Gottwald

        Anything?:-)

        Like

      • Michael Burden

        It works with any profile on the console, it is not restricted to the profile that signed up for the program nor does it need to be signed in. Works just like Goid does on the One. No worries. Also if you already had one of the games on disc already installed, you can now play it without the disc and does not require any further download of the game.

        Like

      • http://matejgottwald.wordpress.com/ Matěj Gottwald

        Many thanks, that is exactly what I wanted to hear!

        Like

  • Luis Cajigas

    Does this mean when new release come out like fifa 15 and madden 15 we can play the game with 30 dollars a year.

    Like

    • Michael Burden

      Short answer, no.

      Like

  • DaBadGuyCR

    I’ve been a Beta Tester for years and years. I even got invited to test the Kinect but I’m not a preview member…. WTH Microsoft!!!

    Like

    • The Anonymous Doctor

      Oh well.

      Like

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      go tell your mommy. she might care.

      Like

      • DaBadGuyCR

        and this is why Xbox Fans get a bad name. Grow up youngster.

        Like

      • microserfian

        I’d like to think a decent beta tester could tell the difference between a Microsoft program and one run by EA.

        Like

      • DaBadGuyCR

        Wasn’t talking about the EA Beta. I was more talking about me not being in a preview member and to get the EA Beta you must be a preview member.

        Like

  • illNaStyone

    This is the one few times I am with Sony on this one. I see zero value for the consumer. Why would Microsoft even consider this a good deal?

    Like

    • Mark Frank

      they are adding anything and everything they can….

      Like

      • Speedkiller

        it will only be ea games.

        Like

    • llortretsam

      It sounds like a deal to me. $5 to play 4 games a month, that is a pretty good deal even if your just renting the games. The only problem I have is what if they don’t add or change the games often, say they only change or add something new every 3 months or so, I would be a little disappointing if I bought a year subscription and it turned out like.

      Like

      • Professor Oak

        $2.50 a month if you go yearly for $30

        Like

    • narg

      Sony’s just jealous. Seems like you are too…

      Like

      • CL

        Why on Earth would he be jealous? I don’t feel it is a deal either and I own an Xbox One.

        Like

    • The Anonymous Doctor

      Sony passed up on it because it would contest with PS+.

      Like

    • waltersoto

      How is $29.99 a year for access to older titles, 10% discount on new releases, and early access to demos on a service that add choices to your gaming experience has zero value??? The only reason Sony did not want this on PS4 is because it would compete with their upcoming subscription service and since they control their wall garden they want to keep competing services out.

      Like

    • beardyman3218

      People who play sports games would beg to differ. Just because you dont see value doesnt mean no one else does either. Microsoft left it to gamers to choose whether to use the service Sony basically told their customers what they want.

      Like

  • Jason Harney

    Someone please send me a xbox one preview program invite. Gamer tag is Number1FUPAFan. I really want to try this

    Like

    • Donald

      I had the preview and took off quick…cant game chat in Ghosts with anyone that didnt have the preview also

      Like

  • Jason

    Seriously, for the people dumping on this plan, at the least I rented Fifa, Madden, Battlefield, and Peggle 2 for a year at $7.50 a title. I haven’t bought or played a Madden since 2011, who dat! Not for lack of wanting to play but just being tired of the same game over and over. Now I get to play last years version which is good enough for me. I always wanted to play Fifa but never spent the money. I would have never bought Peggle 2 and can play Battlefield whenever I want….why is that not a $30 value?
    But wait, there are going to be more games that I would probably not have bought that I will be able to play. Need for Speed, nope, but now if they release it to the vault that is a 6 dollar year rental for all the games. Ten games to the vault, $3 year rental. If I didn’t already belong to Best Buy’s Gamers Club I would take advantage of the 10% off. So, for the price of one half off regular priced game I get access to 4 now and more later. Do I own them? Nope, and that is okay with me. Renting is just fine.

    Like

    • llortretsam

      For the people that aren’t into sports games, I can see them not being interested, $5 to play Battlefield 4 and Peggle 2 for a month is a little less appealing.

      Like

      • Jason

        $5 to rent $42 worth of games for a month? That would appeal to me if those were the only two games I was interested in playing. Redbox is what, $1.50 a day? That is $45 dollars for a whole month for one game. Gamefly, even though you could get more than one game, of course you have more options if it is in stock, is even $23 for two games. Even if I didn’t pay for a whole year for $30, if there was one game I wanted to play it would be a great value to rent it for a whole month for $5. That is 17 cents a day. Even for two games this is a great deal.

        Like

  • Donald

    This is just the old Season Sports Pass but improved…for 5 dollars more then the old plan you get 5 days of early access instead of 3…I used it last couple years to help make up my mind on purchasing FIFA, NHL, MADDEN and NCAA …Didnt buy NHL or MADDEN since I saw no difference from the last years …Yea I paid 25 bucks but I see it as I saved 120

    Like

  • http://www.chrishartdesigns.com ch8rt

    Options are good. The only problem I can see with this at the moment is that they’ve left space for them to pick and choose titles that land on the service, and its not clear whether a game will stay on the service permanently once on. But, assuming that lengthy signups aren’t required I can see this being well used – get a couple of months of BF4 in for $10 before Destiny and Sunset Overdrive come out is a good deal considering its still full price on the console (I know its cheaper in store)

    Like

    • John Sanderson

      They already said that once a game is in the vault, it’s there permanently.

      Like

  • Liquidfx Xboxdude

    LOL sorry to all of you who don’t have gamefly. it makes this service look ridiculous.

    Like

    • DaBadGuyCR

      How can one compare EA Access and Gamefly? That’s one of the dumbest things I ever heard. Also $204-$300 to $30. I want BF4 on Xbox One and this is the best deal for it and I get 3 other games plus more games in the future. Doesn’t sound ridiculous to me. What I find ridiculous is paying $204 for something that you rarely can rent new games and back and forth shipping takes almost a week. Logical speaking Gamefly is for people that have no money sense, doesn’t have a video game rental place near by, or someone that keeps the same game for a month. You can rent a game for a week and get what you want right away no have to hope you get the game you want. I’ve had Gamefly twice and I refuse to ever go back because they are just down right HORRIBLE!!!!

      Like

      • Liquidfx Xboxdude

        you are in denial my friend. Gamefly is for smart people with a credit card. i get to have 4 games out at a time. for me it is worth it because i play A LOT of games. almost everyone that comes out, scratch that, i play EVERY game that comes out. i bought 2 of the games they are going to put out as rentals for $10 each, bf4 and n4s:rivals. say what you want but Gamefly is the smart answer.

        you are lying when you said you had gamefly twice and it was horrible. LOL it pays for itself. you will be playing year old games that are only worth $5 where as i will be playing $60 brand new games with the new smell for about $5. seems you have no money sense.

        Like

      • Michael Burden

        Have to disagree. Unless they have made major improvements in the past couple of years, Gamefly was meh at best. I never got any recent games delivered, almost every game they sent was at least 4th or lower in my queue, and when I cut it down to just the more recent titles, it took way too long for them to get me a copy. In the long run, I was just better off buying game outright – saved money and got the games I wanted to play when I wanted to play them. It got to the point I was playing games I already owned more than the ones they sent, so the value was not there and I cancelled it. They’ve tried for years to get me back with various offers, but it just isn’t worth it for me – I’d rather own my games anyway. It was OK for the brief time I was unemployed, but not the greatest thing on the face of the Earth as you try to make it out to be,

        If you buy no games at all and don’t mind waiting to play newer popular titles (unless you get VERY lucky), it can be a good deal. If you do buy a quantity of games as well, you probably won’t benefit much from it.

        Like

      • Liquidfx Xboxdude

        gamefly works for me. i get every new game the next day after it drops. they send it the day before. i think people may not know how to use it though. i do so it has saved me $1000’s literally. also, i have bought countless games for $10 that are $30 and above everywhere else. it just works for me. it must work for others as well or they wouldn’t be advertising the heck out of it every day all day.

        Like

    • The Anonymous Doctor

      Its for Die hard EA fans that play FIFA, Madden, and Battlefield. Even to me $30 a year doesn’t sound bad but for me at least it doesn’t have enough content.

      Like

  • Donovan Whiteside

    I would love an invite to the preview program. If anyone has a spot available can you please invite me. Gamer tag Donowprod.

    Like

  • kingcrusher

    For some this might sound good. And if you’re one of them, more power to ya. I’ll definitely pass because it sets a dangerous path that others will follow, and they will. Pretty soon we’ll have every company wanting to do something like this instead of spending their time making their games great and making great sales off of them. Last reason is that it’s simply Electronic Arts. They have to prove themselves to me before I buy back into their games. For now, I always wait until I can get them for twenty bucks, then I buy their games. They hosed me over one (two, three, four) too many times for me to buy into anything EA related now.

    Like

  • Muhammad Khalid

    EA & Microsoft together lol

    Like

  • http://people.ign.com/ltsjoemama ltsJoeMama

    I know Playstation and EA offer totally different games, but this blows PS now out of the water. No question.
    $5 a month for unlimited play with EA. $5 for 4 hours of play with Playstation now.

    Like

    • Liquidfx Xboxdude

      how does this even come close to ps now? i am in the beta right now. it is overpriced on some points but they will refine it and make it affordable. this EA deal seems so whack to me.

      Like

    • Professor Oak

      Or $2.50 a month if you go with the Yearly. (30/12 is 2.50)

      Like

  • WARLORD

    So now EA are starting a paid subscription service. If it proves
    successful others will follow and gamers will end up with a large
    monthly bill from subscribing to every individual games company. They’ll
    also be unable to lend, borrow or trade physical copies of the games
    which will lead to the dissolving of the second hand market.
    This would be no different to what Microsoft tried. I can only hope
    that gamers don’t sleepwalk into the same scenario under a different
    guise that they so ardently rejected first time around. Gamers need to
    be aware of where it where it will lead.
    I thought Microsoft had learned their lesson from their own DRM
    fiasco but evidently not. I feel a bit stupid to be surprised they’ve
    allowed this but any misplaced trust I had in them has completely
    dissolved. I don’t own a Xbox One as of yet and the chances of me doing
    so have decreased dramatically as a direct result of this move which I
    will not contribute to in any way, shape or form.

    Like

    • John Sanderson

      You seem to confuse the fact that even if every other publisher chooses to follow this path, that everybody will subscribe to every publishers service. I seriously doubt that will happen. I’m one of those that had no problem with the original Xbox One design, and I’m still upset that it was scrapped. I like having my games in my collection, and very rarely, if ever trade them in, so I was fine with how things were. I’m one of those that also never lends, or borrows games, so it’s no concern to me. It’s also confusing that a move that EA made has pushed you away even further from wanting an Xbox One.

      Like

    • beardyman3218

      No matter if or should I say when subscriptions services come to gaming there will always be a physical media option for many years to come, so nothing changes you continue to buy games the way you always have.

      Like

  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    Hey guys, we see you like subscriptions, here’s another subscription to add to your list of behind-the-paywall subscriptions. Meh!

    Like

    • jtsuth

      No, there’s no longer subscriptions behind a paywall and EA Access won’t require you to have Gold either. Obviously you won’t be able to play the MP portions of a game without Gold but you have access to anything that does not require Gold. It’s a pretty sweet deal.

      Like

  • Alex Tran

    Hey would the 10% discount apply to games and DLC already on sale? Would they stack or would they take 10% off of the sale price? Or not at all?

    Like

    • Major Imposter

      No

      Like

  • lusky3

    Not available in Canada? The hell?

    Like

  • FiveMagic5

    I honestly hate sports games but I am really considering this, if they add new games constantly such as Dragon Age and The New Battlefield when it comes out then I definitely will get this, until then I’ll wait.

    Like

    • John Sanderson

      Nah they won’t give them away right at release. That would be stupid on their part. They will let you play the full game 5 days before release though. Then on release day, if you liked it, go buy it. If not, they just saved you $60.

      Like

  • Jaymoon

    $5 a month for demos and old games? No thank you.

    Like

    • John Sanderson

      Full game demos,5 days before release. Progress transfers if you decide to buy the game, I don’t see the harm in it.

      Like

    • jtsuth

      10 percent off all game and DLC purchases. On $60 that’s $6. If you buy more than one EA game or any DLC in a single month, you are saving more than you are paying. But yeah man, they aren’t demos, they are the full games with a limit on how much of it you can play but that save progress carries over to the full game if you buy it. It’s really pretty outstanding the potential this has for gamers in the future.:)

      Like

  • http://allandalager.dk/ Allan Pedersen

    jaja… Just release mass effect trilogy for xbox one asap…

    Like

  • beardyman3218

    In the future I wouldnt be surprised if Xbox has it’s own service like this were in you pay x amount of money a month and get access to certain genres or numbers of games. Similar to playstation now but with current gen titles. Its something that we have seen with music and movies for years, it was inevitable once the technology was there it would be given an option in gaming.

    Like

    • DorothyGSteffes

      my friend’s step-mother makes $73 every hour on the computer. She has been out of a job for 7 months but last month her pay was $7220 just working on the computer for a few hours.

      ——————————————

      Read more on this web siteWORkbuCK.COM

      ——————————————

      GO TO THE SITE –>>>>CLICK NEXT TAB FOR MORE INFO AND HELP..,

      Like

  • Michael Gasser

    And if i want to rent a game on Playstation Now it costs me 2.50$ for 4 hours. Sure they have a larger library but 2.50$ for 4 hours just for 1 game ? I think such services are going to be great even wiht a big library of games but please not like Playstation Now. 2.50$ is to much for just 4 hours with one game.

    Like

  • Daniel Gaines Jr

    I know this is out of place, but could I gt an invite to the preview program? FamedDanThaMan

    Like

1 2
blog comments powered by Disqus