Electronic Arts announced that it will launch a game subscription service for Xbox One, which will serve up a large swath of EA games for one flat rate.
EA Access will begin with a beta on Xbox one then be opened up to all Xbox one users. The four titles that’ll be available for the beta are “FIFA 14,” “Madden NFL 25,” “Peggle 2” and “Battlefield 4” though this will be expanded upon later. EA Access will cost $4.99 a month or $29.99 annually and will not only give subscribers access to a slew of EA titles, they will also get a 10% discount on all EA digital content including full games and get access to trial versions of “Dragon Age: Inquisition,” “NHL15” and “FIFA 15,” among other titles. EA Access will also be sold by Gamestop and its subsidiaries’ which will allow EA access to the Canadian and European markets.
If EA Access gets a warm reception, it may set a president for game publishers and other may follow in EA’s footsteps if they feel that a game subscription service for their catalogue of titles is worth doing. It all depends on how the gaming community responds to this development, whether or not it starts a larger trend or is simply a fad, only time will tell.