EA announce subscription service

30 July 2014

ea electronic arts EA have announced that they're launching a subscription service for the Xbox One, which basically means that, for a monthly fee, you'll get access to some of Electronic Arts' games for $4.99 a month. The service will be launching in Europe soon.

If you are willing to pay for a Spotify or Netflix subscription, is this any different? Or do you see this as an awful development in gaming?

You can either pay $4.99 per month, or an annual subscription of $29.99, say Gizmodo.

The service is called 'EA Access' and you'll be able to choose games from 'The Vault'. There's four main games to pick from initially, notably, FIFA 14, Peggle 2, Madden NFL 25, and Battlefield 4.

On top of that, those signed-up with EA Access with get a 10% discount when purchasing any digital content from EA on the Xbox One. So that's things like Battlefield 4 Premium and Dragon Age: Inquisition. Subscribers will also get access to new releases "up to five days before the release date."

A beta version is being introduced to some Xbox One-havers this week, and there's no word of a roll-out as yet. Either way, what do you make of this?

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