EA to offer games via 'EA Access' subscription on Xbox One for $4.99

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Electronic Arts has revealed a new subscription service for Xbox One, which will provide multiple EA games for a monthly or anual fee respectively.

EA just announced the EA Access service, which for $4.99 a month, or $29.99 a year, will grant Xbox One owners access to 'The Vault', a PlayStation Plus styles service, allowing users to download and play games at no additional costs. The service will kick off with Madden NFL 25, Peggle 2, Battlefield 4, and FIFA 14, during its 'beta' period. Other games will be added later.

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Subscribers will also get a 10% discount on all EA digital content for Xbox One. The offer will be extended to full titles, Season Passes, and DLCs.

Some other benefits will also include Early Access, which will allow subscribers to pre-download the game for up to five days ahead of the launch, and play it for at least two hours, with saves being carried over to the full-game should they decide to acquire the title.

Electronic Arts has single out Dragon Age: Inquisition, NFL 15, NHL 15, FIFA 15, NBA Live 15 to be among the first set of games that will take advantage of the Early Access system.

At then time of writing, EA Access is to be made available to a limited number of players. EA has not confirmed the release date, but the service will roll out soon. Memberships will be available online like Amazon, but also in physical stores, including GameStop.

"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," the publisher said in a statement on its website.


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