Xbox One Owners Get an EA Treat, Unlimited Games for $5
You finally landed your expensive Xbox One. Now you are out of cash and the games designed for your console are equally expensive. Of course you can use for its entertainment experience, but you didn’t buy that Xbox to just watch TV, you want to game. Well you need not worry anymore, EA got your back.
EA announced its new service for Xbox One called EA Access. It is a subscription service that lets you access several EA title for a miniscule sum of $4.99. The service is in its beta stage for limited users but it will soon be available to a wider audience.
The library of games is called The Vault. It currently holds titles such as FIFA 14, Madden NFL 15, Peggle 2 and Battlefield 4. EA states that this entire collection of games is about $100 and is available to users at just about $5 a month.
Sony Playstation users already have access to the Playstation Plus program which provides access to exclusive content, as well as discounts on games, free games, and other free content. Sony said that its customers won’t appreciate just EA specific programs on their consoles and hence they may not bring EA Access on their Playstation ecosystems. But some analysts believe that this is Sony’s way of getting a better deal from EA.
One great feature of the service is that once you’re an EA Access member, you can download upcoming EA games five days before the release date to play for a limited time. Madden NFL 15, NHL 15, FIFA 15, NBA LIVE 15 and Dragon Age: Inquisition are all included, with more to come. It saves your progress so if you love it, you can buy it, and you can pick up right where you left off.
EA must have understood that the times are tough and their multi-million dollar invested games would be hard for their fans to afford. Subscription based service would be a great way of reaching out to gaming enthusiasts. Although it doesn’t have to be so rock bottom cheap. Options like these will also encourage novices to give the games a try and who might buy the full games and the consoles, thereby being equally profitable for all.