Here’s What An EA Sports Subscription Might Look Like
Since the introduction of the Online Pass, we’ve been hearing about the big publishers putting out an online subscription model, with the OP being the gateway drug. And it makes sense, I guess, despite the publishers that would do this already having insanely huge profit margins on the games they want to tax with a subscription fee. But that’s a rant for another day.
A few outlets are reporting that an online survey has been going around that outs an EA Sports subscription service, just as Pachter predicted long ago, although this seems to be different from the prediction in a few important ways. The survey describes the model and then asks what people like and don’t like about it, and whatever. Here’s the full rundown from the survey, which does not mention a price:
The EA Sports Subscription Service is an annual paid subscription that enhances your gaming experience.
This subscription gives members access to exclusive benefits for Madden NFL, FIFA, NHL, Tiger Woods PGA Tour, SSX: Deadly Descents, and NCAA Football. While you’re a member, this new subscription service will enhance your gaming experience by providing you with:
• Discounts on all downloadable content for participating EA Sports console-based titles.
• Full downloadable versions of aprticipating titles before they come out in stores.
• Exclusive membership recognition badge that appear both in-game and on your web profile.
• Ability to transfer paid content from your current participating titles to future title versions.
• Free and exclusive opportunities to extend your EA Sports experience to PC and Web
• Free and exclusive EA Sports downloadable content for participating console-based titles.
• Your subscription will be available for purchase from participating retailers, through the EA website, or on your console.
Get games early, huh? Might be worth it, but only for that. More as we hear it.