EA Announces "EA Access" On Xbox One

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    EA has just announced they're starting a new service, EA Access, that brings Xbox One users free EA games and discounts on EA-related content, similar to Sony's "PS+" subscription. This "EA Access" costs $4.99 a month, or $29.99 for an entire year.


    Not a lot of information about the service has been released so far, so we don't know whether it'll be free for a limited time, or free as long as you're subscribed to the service, but either way this is a fairly...interesting gesture. PS+ is praised for its "free" (read: Rental) game offerings, and it seems EA is dipping their fingers in the pot as well.

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    Just Xbox One?
     
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    So far, that's all they've announced it for. I assume EA already works with Sony's PS+ listings for their own EA games, and are now offering a similar service on the Xbox One.
     
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    I bet it is not a Xbox exclusive, Anyway, EA is turning their polices so hard this year... the 2014 EA is much more gamer-friendly than the 2012 EA for example.

    Now we will have some weird situations, like, an EA subscriber that is not Xbox Live subscriber will be able to play online? If we were in 2012 I would say "no" but the things on MS and EA are changing, so lets wait and see...
     
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    Didn't EA have mass involvement with Microsoft at E3? I'm not surprised by this point if it was X-Boner exclusive, as they seem to be all buddy buddy by this point
     
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    make it available on pc, the price seems pretty good
     
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    EA Access = The New "Online Pass?"

    ...after all this is how PS+ started on the PS3.

    Free Games, Discounts, access to exclusive Trials and Cloud Saves...

    ...now it's required for multiplayer. that escalated quickly.

    And I can see EA doing the same thing if "EA Access" takes off.
     
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    30$ a year is actually really nice but I guess PS+ has more variety to offer.
     
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    I see this feature as a step on the right direction, just look, Xbox One already have cloud saves and online play for gold members only, It is a premiss that gold users have access to all multilayer gaming, and it will not change. By the way, MS are relaxing restrictions, non-gold users now have a wide range of online content like youtube, netflix, and all that stuff that should never been charged.

    But I always look twice to anything "good" that come from EA or MS, historically they have bad behaviors, but I cant see where it will not be good until now.
     
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    Given that who signs up for this knows what to expect, sport games / shooters / racers and that's about it (well, there's also Mirror's Edge, Dragon Age and Mass Effect but their focus is probably be on the big sellers).

    It seems like an okay deal but PS Plus and Xbox-GWG might be better than EA Access (especially PS Plus). They at least have variety (I bet EA's gonna shove a ton of FIFA and Madden to their paid EA Access customers).
     
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    Could this be what EA wanted to push in exchange for working on Nintendo's WiiU network system? Was that rumor ever expanded upon?
     
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    This is actually pretty cool. This takes them from "EA" to "E-Ayyyy."


    Damn, son, you sure showed them!
     
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    I doubt anyone on PC would be willing to pay any kind of subscription fee to a company like EA.
     
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    Yes thank you, we fucking get it you hate EA. Please stop
     
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    This could be a new thing after the current ''early access'' thing.....and to be fair i rather have this then early access :P
     
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    Sony decided to pass on EA Access because "it wasn't good enough" or maybe because they didn't want competition even though it'd be only EA games.

    Despite all the hate EA gets I really like their Need for Speed and Burnout games (+ Mirror's Edge 2), but it's been a while since either of the two had a new release.
     
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