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Announcing EA Access for Xbox One: The Best Way to Play EA’s Games

Today we’re revealing a new way for gamers to play more EA games. This is something we’ve never done before and we’re excited to share it with you.

We have partnered with Microsoft to deliver EA Access, an all-new monthly (or annual) membership for gamers exclusively on Xbox One that starts at just $4.99 a month. The service is being rolled out in beta to a limited number of players today, but it will launch for everyone on Xbox One soon. 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.

EA Access membership unlocks The Vault, a collection of EA’s biggest games on Xbox One ready for you to download and play.  During the beta, gamers will have unlimited access to four great EA games: FIFA 14Madden NFL 25Peggle 2 and Battlefield 4 with more titles being added soon. That’s over $100 worth of games for $4.99 a month. You can play these EA favorites as much as you want with the click of a button. 

EA Access is a totally new way for you to play more of the games you love, for less. Here’s a rundown of the additional benefits EA Access members will get:

  • 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 15NHL 15FIFA 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. 

You can join EA Access for just $4.99 per month, or you can purchase an annual membership for $29.99 per year on Xbox LIVE®. 

Soon, fans of GameStop will be able to purchase their EA Access membership in local retail stores. GameStop and Amazon will also carry EA Access memberships for Xbox One gamers across Europe, as well as EB Games in Canada.

Excited to check it out? EA Access will launch on Xbox One soon. You will find more information on the program at the EA Access website. Be sure to follow EA Access on Facebook and Twitter as well.

Stay tuned!

 

*Conditions, limitations and exclusions apply. See www.ea.com/eaaccess for details.


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Comments (34)

  1. 0 -1
    This is an awesome deal! Can't wait to jump on it! Is there a way to sign up for the beta?
    Jul 29, 2014
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  2. 0 0
    Really excited about this program!
    Jul 29, 2014
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  3. 0 0
    where to sign in? Want to be in the beta!
    Jul 29, 2014
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  4. +2 0
    so will this be in Europe/ireland?
    Jul 29, 2014
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  5. +1 -1
    This is probably one of the most exciting announcements ever. EA will be breaking the mould for all software houses from here on in. Awesome :)
    Jul 29, 2014
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  6. 0 0
    If it's a re-skinned feature like EA Sports Ticket, I am all in for that yearly membership! Best deal ever! This is great news! Can't wait! cheers
    Jul 29, 2014
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  7. +1 -1
    PS4? Please?
    Jul 29, 2014
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  8. +1 -1
    YES! Now I can get free games and then pay for the DLC! Thank you EA! I always wanted out of date games for free with DLC I have to pay for! I sure hope my comment does not get taken down!
    Jul 29, 2014
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  9. +2 0
    I'm assuming that if/when you opt out, you will lose all the games you have played? I would rather own a game than pay a subscription for it.
    Jul 29, 2014
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  10. +1 -1
    How do you know if you were chosen for the beta??
    Jul 29, 2014
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  11. 0 0
    holy crap this is amazing great job EA will be doing the 30 dollar annual deal.
    Jul 29, 2014
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  12. 0 0
    So will games be removed from this vault? Will all EA Sports games be added on launch or early? Basically I need to know whatever type of catch their might be, because if this gives me all EA games on launch for life at $30 a year this is the best deal ever.
    Jul 29, 2014
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  13. +3 0
    No Brazil????
    Jul 29, 2014
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  14. +1 -1
    1 year old games and early access? Bring "Dragon Age Inquisition" to the offer and maybe we will talk :)
    Jul 29, 2014
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  15. +1 -1
    Here's a great FAQ with more details: http://help.ea.com/en/article/introducing-ea-access/
    Jul 29, 2014
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  16. +2 -1
    Uh I think this is pretty dumb. Looks like a pretty small line up. Hopefully the annual really is $30/yr because monthly is $60/yr. $30/yr may be worth it but depending on if all new titles will be on it. It doesn't sound like the new titles are. Say Dragonage on release day would be worth it.
    Jul 29, 2014
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  17. +1 -2
    So this is basically like PS Plus, but limited to just boring EA games? No thanks.
    Jul 29, 2014
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  18. 0 -1
    Sold! Best deal I have ever heard of. How do I get into the beta?
    Jul 29, 2014
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  19. 0 -1
    I got the beta code!!!.. Already subscribed and download my 3 games.. great work on this new service EA.
    Jul 29, 2014
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  20. 0 0
    Major Nelsons blog states: ''Starting 5 days before release, you’ll be able to try the game for at least two hours and then save your progress'' Doet that mean early acces is 2 hours of play instead of 5 days like the old season ticket?
    Jul 30, 2014
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