EA Announces Subscription Service for Xbox One Games

Electronic Arts announced today it’ll offer a subscription service for some of its games for Xbox One users, to the tune of $4.99 per month or $30 per year.

The service is called EA Access, and lets users download some games to their Xbox Ones for unlimited play while they’re subscribed. The beta version of EA Access, the start date for which has not yet been announced, will include four games: Madden 25, Battlefield 4, FIFA 14 and Peggle 2.

In addition to the titles you’ll get for download, EA Access will offer other additional benefits, the biggest being the ability to play “trials” of EA games as much as five days before their release. So for example, subscribers would get access to Dragon Age: Inquisition ahead of launch. Those players would still have to buy the game, but if they chose to do so, they’d be able to pass on their save file from the trial to their downloaded copy of the game.

EA Access will also offer subscribers 10 percent off of downloadable EA titles from the Xbox Live store. Buying games at full price, that means subscribers would break even after purchasing five EA games at $60 a piece.

There’s more information to be had about EA Access right here. Let us know what you think of EA’s subscription plan in the comments.

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3 Comments on EA Announces Subscription Service for Xbox One Games


On July 29, 2014 at 11:42 am

So let me get this straight. EA is creating a monthly/yearly subscription plan soley based around the idea of downloading what is essentially a demo of a game that isn’t out yet. This is on top of the usual XBL fee which I’m guess will be required to take advantage of this system much like nearly all the other features on XBL.

To Axetwin

On July 29, 2014 at 6:37 pm

Learn to read, moron.


On July 30, 2014 at 7:26 am

This is great for those who love sports games and shooters. Even if this was something I’m interested in if I’m going to go digital downloads I’m doing it on PC.