EA Access Hinted For a Release Later Today, Xbox Live Gold Not Required

An image posted on Reddit suggests that the public release of EA Access on the Xbox One is going to happen later today.

The image in question was uploaded by Reddit user “ItzNellis” and it shows a conversation between him and what looks like EA’s support team. Having asked about the availability of EA Access, the support representative replied that as far as she knows, the EA Access app will be released sometime later today and will be then available on the Xbox Marketplace.

We still don’t have an official statement from EA itself but what do we have to lose by waiting out the rest of the day?

Earlier today, EA confirmed that its EA Access program will launch on the Xbox One this month and that you won’t need an Xbox Live Gold subscription to use the service. However, in order to play the multiplayer mode for its involved games, players will need a subscription.

“Any Xbox One gamer can join EA Access and take advantage of the benefits of membership,” EA said in a statement on the EA Access website. “In order to connect to multiplayer gameplay on the Xbox One platform you will need a subscription to Xbox Gold.”

The EA Access program was announced earlier this week. It will cost $5 a month or $30 a year and give subscription owners unlimited access to a game library called The Vault.

The games inside that vault, of course depends on EA itself. However, the company will also offer a 10 percent discount on all EA titles and content. Additionally having a membership of EA Access will allow you to download games five days ahead of its release.

The first four games available in The Vault are FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggle 2, and Battlefield 4.

Note that EA Access will not require a mandatory internet connection to work. The single-player games will still work offline, as long as you have a valid membership.