Electronic Arts and Microsoft have partnered up to release an exclusive membership for the Xbox One, the all-in-one entertainment console. A beta for EA Access is slowly being rolled out for players this week with a full launch to follow ‘soon’.
Priced at $4.99/month or $29.99/year, EA Access grants gamers a number of additional perks above and beyond the offerings of Xbox Live. To quote EA, these are the bonuses you get with an EA Access membership.
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 15, NHL 15, FIFA 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.
Electronic Arts has announced no current plans to bring EA Access to Xbox 360 or other competing consoles.