EA Access will only give you 6 hours of Madden 15 demo

#1 Posted by The_Last_Ride (71220 posts) -

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Is anyone surprised by EA?

Last month, EA surprised games with the announcement of its new PlayStation Plus-esque digital game service, EA Access, which will not only provide gamers with the ability to access and download older EA titles from “the Vault,” but also get the chance to try out several of EA’s new releases prior to their official release. However, that time with those select new titles may be very limited, according to the latest developments.

EA Access’s Twitter account confirmed that when Madden NFL 15 is made available through the EA Access subscription service, players will be limited to “six gameplay hours” with the title, though the publisher did not clarify whether this means time spent actually playing the game, or gameplay time in total, whether the game is paused, players spend time with in-game menus, etc.

Madden NFL 15 releases for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, and Xbox 360 on August 26th, 2014 – stay tuned for more information on when to expect the EA Access demo for the title on Xbox One, which should (presumably) arrive by the end of this week.

#2 Edited by SolidTy (42798 posts) -

This doesn't really belong in this forum as Sony turned down EA Access.

Either way, I don't care for EA's games so this service never interested me. EA pulling a fast one repeatedly as time goes on won't surprise me either.

#3 Posted by ewalthour (684 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride: I don't trust ea either and it makes It easy for me to not get Madden this yr. I can't wait until 2k gets back into the market to give us true football with creativity and major yrly updates

#4 Posted by bezza2011 (2408 posts) -

Listen EA was and is being called all the names under the sun, with there dodgey and poor developed games which alot have become stale and cash grabs, and there free to play games are just cash ins and they were rated worst company and now all of a sudden everyone is in love with this, it's just a fad to get more money

#5 Posted by The_Last_Ride (71220 posts) -

@SolidTy said:

This doesn't really belong in this forum as Sony turned down EA Access.

Either way, I don't care for EA's games so this service never interested me. EA pulling a fast one repeatedly as time goes on won't surprise me either.

But it's still Sony related, because this re-enforces the fact that sony did the right thing

#6 Posted by MethodManFTW (25659 posts) -

Did you expect them to give the brand new Madden game away as part of a 30 dollar a year subscription? I sure as hell didn't expect that, and don't expect that with any new EA games.

And to echo was Ty said, this is not relevant to this forum. :P

#7 Posted by The_Last_Ride (71220 posts) -

Listen EA was and is being called all the names under the sun, with there dodgey and poor developed games which alot have become stale and cash grabs, and there free to play games are just cash ins and they were rated worst company and now all of a sudden everyone is in love with this, it's just a fad to get more money

EA Access is a rip off imho

#8 Posted by MarcRecon (5611 posts) -

Yep, i knew there had to be a catch somewhere with their service. Sony was smart to wait and see public reaction to the service once more details surfaced.

#9 Posted by Kaze_no_Mirai (11227 posts) -

Doesn't belong here since the service is not available on any Sony platform.

#10 Posted by The_Last_Ride (71220 posts) -

Yep, i knew there had to be a catch somewhere with their service. Sony was smart to wait and see public reaction to the service once more details surfaced.

Ì think PS Now will be a much better service as long as the prices aren't that bad. EA Access seems like a joke now

#11 Posted by Kaze_no_Mirai (11227 posts) -

@MarcRecon said:

Yep, i knew there had to be a catch somewhere with their service. Sony was smart to wait and see public reaction to the service once more details surfaced.

Ì think PS Now will be a much better service as long as the prices aren't that bad. EA Access seems like a joke now

How is it a joke? You get unlimited access to the games that will be on the vault for 5 dollars a month. As opposed paying 5 bucks for a couple of hours of ONE game on PS Now. Plus you will get 6 hours of early access to FULL games. Plus 10% discount on purchases. What's the joke?

#12 Posted by The_Rick_14 (9945 posts) -

How is it "pulling a fast one" because you made an assumption about the trial length when nothing was announced? Especially since you already seem cautious of EA's business practices.

It remains to be seen if the service will be worth the cost. With the 10% off, you break even if you buy 5 of EA's games throughout the year, and that doesn't include the games that get added to the Vault. Whether that is worth it or not will depend on what games are in the Vault and the individual.

#13 Posted by The_Last_Ride (71220 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride said:

@MarcRecon said:

Yep, i knew there had to be a catch somewhere with their service. Sony was smart to wait and see public reaction to the service once more details surfaced.

Ì think PS Now will be a much better service as long as the prices aren't that bad. EA Access seems like a joke now

How is it a joke? You get unlimited access to the games that will be on the vault for 5 dollars a month. As opposed paying 5 bucks for a couple of hours of ONE game on PS Now. Plus you will get 6 hours of early access to FULL games. Plus 10% discount on purchases. What's the joke?

PS Now isn't done yet, and there will be a monthly sub for it. EA Access needs you to buy games for 300 bucks each year to make it profitable for consumers. All of the games in the vault will be way cheaper than 30 bucks

#14 Posted by MethodManFTW (25659 posts) -

All of the games in the vault will be way cheaper than 30 bucks

Certainly not true right now.

#15 Edited by The_Last_Ride (71220 posts) -

@MethodManFTW said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

All of the games in the vault will be way cheaper than 30 bucks

Certainly not true right now.

So you're saying to me, you can't find Battlefield 4 for 30 bucks anywhere? Not even pc? Hell the discount is free on Origin mate...

#16 Posted by MethodManFTW (25659 posts) -

@MethodManFTW said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

All of the games in the vault will be way cheaper than 30 bucks

Certainly not true right now.

So you're saying to me, you can't find Battlefield 4 for 30 bucks anywhere? Not even pc? Hell the discount is free on Origin mate...

EA Access is not on PC (or any Sony platforms for that matter...).

I am saying you can't find Battlefield 4, Peggle 2, Madden 25, and Fifa 14 on Xbox One for cheaper than thirty dollars.

#17 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8404 posts) -

I thought it was 6 hours if the full game.

#18 Posted by MethodManFTW (25659 posts) -

I thought it was 6 hours if the full game.

You get basically a 6 hour unrestricted demo of games before they come out.. You can even carry over your progress from that 6 hours to the retail game.. However, they aren't going to give you brand new games for free as soon as they come out for $30 a year obviously..

Stuff that goes in the vault is what you get unrestricted access to.

#19 Edited by AutoPilotOn (8404 posts) -

Doesn't sound bad to me. I wish it was cross platform for ps4 and xbox 1 I would definitely get it then. If they allow 6 hour unrestricted "demos" of all games that would be amazing. It's very rare I play a game for longer than that anyways. Especially in just 5 days.

#20 Posted by The_Last_Ride (71220 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride said:

@MethodManFTW said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

All of the games in the vault will be way cheaper than 30 bucks

Certainly not true right now.

So you're saying to me, you can't find Battlefield 4 for 30 bucks anywhere? Not even pc? Hell the discount is free on Origin mate...

EA Access is not on PC (or any Sony platforms for that matter...).

I am saying you can't find Battlefield 4, Peggle 2, Madden 25, and Fifa 14 on Xbox One for cheaper than thirty dollars.

So you will tell me you can't find a BF 4 for less than 30 bucks in say a few months?

#21 Edited by MethodManFTW (25659 posts) -

@MethodManFTW said:

EA Access is not on PC (or any Sony platforms for that matter...).

I am saying you can't find Battlefield 4, Peggle 2, Madden 25, and Fifa 14 on Xbox One for cheaper than thirty dollars.

So you will tell me you can't find a BF 4 for less than 30 bucks in say a few months?

Probably? But still, you could say that about any game at any time as far as a games value goes... Also, you are still ignore the other three games.

Is it something I would personally subscribe to? No, I buy all the games I want right when they come out.. and I don't have an Xbox One!

But if was a new Xbox One owner interested in sports games and shooters (that encompasses a TON of people that play games that don't post on these forums) I'd say it is a pretty good deal right now.

#22 Posted by MethodManFTW (25659 posts) -

Doesn't sound bad to me. I wish it was cross platform for ps4 and xbox 1 I would definitely get it then. If they allow 6 hour unrestricted "demos" of all games that would be amazing. It's very rare I play a game for longer than that anyways. Especially in just 5 days.

They do something similar on Origin where they make a ton of different games free for 48 hours.. Granted when you get six free hours of a game (pre-release) that timer starts when you launch the game and does not stop when you turn off your console.

#23 Posted by The_Last_Ride (71220 posts) -

@The_Last_Ride said:

@MethodManFTW said:

EA Access is not on PC (or any Sony platforms for that matter...).

I am saying you can't find Battlefield 4, Peggle 2, Madden 25, and Fifa 14 on Xbox One for cheaper than thirty dollars.

So you will tell me you can't find a BF 4 for less than 30 bucks in say a few months?

Probably? But still, you could say that about any game at any time as far as a games value goes... Also, you are still ignore the other three games.

Is it something I would personally subscribe to? No, I buy all the games I want right when they come out.. and I don't have an Xbox One!

But if was a new Xbox One owner interested in sports games and shooters (that encompasses a TON of people that play games that don't post on these forums) I'd say it is a pretty good deal right now.

PS Now could be a way better program if there is a subscription program

#24 Posted by AutoPilotOn (8404 posts) -

@MethodManFTW: oh so it 6 hours from first launch not game time? That sucks. I was hoping you could spread it out over say an hour a day.

#25 Edited by MethodManFTW (25659 posts) -

@AutoPilotOn said:

@MethodManFTW: oh so it 6 hours from first launch not game time? That sucks. I was hoping you could spread it out over say an hour a day.

Actually i'm wrong.

#26 Edited by MethodManFTW (25659 posts) -

@MethodManFTW said:

@The_Last_Ride said:

@MethodManFTW said:

EA Access is not on PC (or any Sony platforms for that matter...).

I am saying you can't find Battlefield 4, Peggle 2, Madden 25, and Fifa 14 on Xbox One for cheaper than thirty dollars.

So you will tell me you can't find a BF 4 for less than 30 bucks in say a few months?

Probably? But still, you could say that about any game at any time as far as a games value goes... Also, you are still ignore the other three games.

Is it something I would personally subscribe to? No, I buy all the games I want right when they come out.. and I don't have an Xbox One!

But if was a new Xbox One owner interested in sports games and shooters (that encompasses a TON of people that play games that don't post on these forums) I'd say it is a pretty good deal right now.

PS Now could be a way better program if there is a subscription program

Maybe? Maybe EA throws every non current year game in the vault? Who knows.

Have you played any games on PS Now since it went into open beta? I was in the private beta and it was ok, not great.. I played some Dead Island Riptide and it was mostly ok but you can definitely feel a slight amount of input lag.. Can't even imagine playing a fighting game on PS Now..

I am going to rent MGS4 at some point to test out the servers now that presumably more people are using PS Now.

#27 Posted by The_Last_Ride (71220 posts) -
#28 Posted by gcfreak898 (1754 posts) -

EA Access = Rip off. Glad Sony said no but, hell no to this gimmick. I'm a big BF4 fan and I'm finding out that a lot of my friends on ps4 that have a EA access subscription on another console. They told me that you get BF4 with a 10% discount on dlc. I was like that is such a rip off anyone who is a big BF4 fan can tell you battlefield isn't the same without add on maps or premium. You would expect they would give you everything for that game while you are subscribing to their service. But, I guess not. Just another way for EA to milk their games. Horrible idea EA Access = Rip off.

#29 Posted by The_Last_Ride (71220 posts) -

EA Access = Rip off. Glad Sony said no but, hell no to this gimmick. I'm a big BF4 fan and I'm finding out that a lot of my friends on ps4 that have a EA access subscription on another console. They told me that you get BF4 with a 10% discount on dlc. I was like that is such a rip off anyone who is a big BF4 fan can tell you battlefield isn't the same without add on maps or premium. You would expect they would give you everything for that game while you are subscribing to their service. But, I guess not. Just another way for EA to milk their games. Horrible idea EA Access = Rip off.

Not to mention you have to shell out 300 bucks to make it worth it