Electronic Arts has announced that they have partnered with Microsoft in order to deliver EA Access, which is an all-new monthly or annual membership for gamers that will be exclusive for the Xbox One. The price starts at $4.99 a month and the service is being rolled out in beta to a limited number of players today. According to EA, launch date for everyone on the Xbox One will be ?soon?.
By getting an EA Access membership, members get to unlock The Vault which is a collection of EA?s biggest games currently available on the Xbox One. The games will then be ready for download and playing. While still in beta, gamers will have unlimited access to four of EA?s games namely: FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggle 2, and Battlefield 4. More titles are set to be added soon. In terms of price conversion, that?s over $100 worth of games for only $4.99 a month.
EA Access is designed for gamers to be able to play more for less. Aside from the unlimited access to the games available, there are also a few other benefits like:
Value for games ? Aside from games in The Vault, EA Access members also get to save 10% on purchases of EA digital content for the Xbox One through the Xbox Games Store. The discount applies not only to full digital download games like Dragon Age Inquisition or NHL 15, but also to additional membership services like that of Battlefield 4 Premium or FIFA Ultimate Team points.
Early access ? Being a member of EA Access entitles the user to experience trials of new EA games for up to five days before the release date (Conditions, limitations and exclusions apply). The early access starts with Madden NFL 15, FIFA 15, NHL 15, NBA LIVE 15, and Dragon Age: Inquisition with even more games on the way, according to EA. To top it off, should members be interested in buying the game, the progress will carry over so they can simply pick up where they left off.
As mentioned earlier, EA Access starts with $4.99 a month or if members choose to go with an annual membership, the price is at $29.99.
Retailers like GameStop will be able to sell these memberships for North America. GameStop and Amazon will cater to the market in Europe as well as EB Games for Canada.
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