Following a beta run, EA has today officially launched its new subscription service EA Access on the Xbox One.
Interested parties can now sign up for either $5 a month or $30 a year subscription model and the best part is that, having an Xbox Live Gold membership is not a requirement.
One successfully enrolled in the program, EA Access owners will have direct… access… to the publisher’s “Vault,” which for now features FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Battlefield 4, and Peggle 2. More games have been promised to be added in the near future.
Users can then choose to download the full versions of any of the game in the vault and play them to their heart’s content. Additionally EA Access also grants you a 10 percent discount on all upcoming EA digital games and downloadable content.
EA has also promised to include full trials for upcoming games for subscribers. You will be able to download and play Madden NFL 15, FIFA 15, NHL 15 and Dragon Age: Inquisition five days before their respective official release dates. Any progress you make during this period will be carried forward to the full game when you purchase it.
Note that you will never lose ownership of these games, unless you let your EA Access membership expire.
EA Access is currently only on Xbox One and doesn’t look to be coming to the PlayStation 4 any time soon. Previously a representative stated that Sony felt EA Access didn’t “represent good value to the PlayStation gamer” and hence the company is not interested.