Real Talk By: KJ
An exclusive service to Xbox One priced at $4.99 a month or $29.99 annually. Gain access to EA’s Vault. The beta period has begun, which will let players access FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggle 2 and Battlefield 4 right away.
Direct from EA we have some of the other plus’ of being a member:
• Awesome Value – Besides the great games in The Vault, EA Access members will save 10% on purchases of EA digital content for Xbox One offered through the Xbox Games Store. From full digital-download titles like the upcoming Dragon Age™ Inquisition or NHL®15, to additional membership services such as Battlefield 4 Premium or even FIFA Ultimate Team points, it’s all 10% off for members.*
• Play First – Membership in EA Access lets you experience trials of new EA games up to five days before the release date.* It starts with Madden NFL 15, NHL 15, FIFA 15, NBA LIVE 15, and Dragon Age: Inquisition, but more are on the way. If you decide to buy the game, your progress will carry over so you can pick up right where you left off.
I’ll wait till the beta period ends, and the game library stacks. The list of games shouldn’t be limited to Next-gen either. This service needs to let players go way back into the depths of the past. Let me play Road Rash, and old school Need for Speed games. Fans forced EA to reconsider their Online Pass policy. So they have come back with another money grabber. Unlike the flawed O-pass, this is something (when fully developed) could benefit both sides. The service could be still be a hard sell for those who are content with Xbox Gold, or other applications. Netflix, Hulu, WWE Network, Vudu, The list goes on. Sony passed on Access believing it wasn’t as valuable as their Plus Service.
“We evaluated the EA Access subscription offering and decided that it does not bring the kind of value PlayStation customers have come to expect,” a Sony representative told us via email. “PlayStation Plus memberships are up more than 200% since the launch of PlayStation 4, which shows that gamers are looking for memberships that offer a multitude of services, across various devices, for one low price. We don’t think asking our fans to pay an additional $5 a month for this EA-specific program represents good value to the PlayStation gamer.” Quote from Game Informer.
Guess Microsoft doesn’t share the same feelings.
Will you let EA Access your wallet?