EA Access Subscription Service Announced for Xbox One

#101 Posted by Krelian-co (13274 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

@Wasdie said:

That's an interesting idea. The price is a lot lower than I would expect for such a service. There has to be a big catch to it all.

There is: it's EA.

ofc there will be, but so far we don't know it yet.

#102 Posted by GrenadeLauncher (6357 posts) -

LOL turns out someone on /v/ leaked this shit yesterday, including the "at least two hours" detail.

Six hours max for your demos then?

#103 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (10130 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

Hang on, pay £40 a year for XBL and then pay another £5 a month for an EA sub? Fuck that.

You don't even get free either games either. What a joke.

#104 Edited by The_Last_Ride (75414 posts) -

Didn't EA say they didn't favor one over the other. What a bunch of fucking liars

#105 Posted by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -

i don't understand the benefits this subscription offers the consumer?

10% off digital content? @ $5/month you've got to buy $50 content/month to break even on that investment.

and i see they mention 4 games, but people in the thread are saying you don't get any games with this sub?

#107 Posted by GrenadeLauncher (6357 posts) -

Seems like a pretty good time to start your EA boycott if you haven't already, SW. I haven't bought an EA game since Dead Space 3 and I feel fine!

#108 Edited by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -
@FastRobby said:

@CrownKingArthur said:

i don't understand the benefits this subscription offers the consumer?

10% off digital content? @ $5/month you've got to buy $50 content/month to break even on that investment.

and i see they mention 4 games, but people in the thread are saying you don't get any games with this sub?

As long as you pay that 30$ a year, you can play all the games EA puts in their catalog, which they call "Vault". In the beginning it is only FIFA 15, Peggle 2, Battlefield 4 and Madden 14 (Not sure about last one). You don't own these games, but you can play them always, whenever you want, as long as you want. For the price of 30$ a year. So pretty good value.

thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to compose that response. so there is access to games with this sub, makes sense.

that was fast fast robby.

#110 Posted by genius2365 (448 posts) -

@yokofox33 said:

EA? No thanks.Only EA games I get are the Bioware titles.

If that's the case, then you should be interested. This service would allow you to play Dragon Age Inquisition a week before it officially comes out on Xbox One.

Copied from the press release: as access to trials of new EA games nearly a week before they come out (with saves that copy over to the final game, should you choose to purchase it later). Games that will be eligible for early access and save copy-over are Madden NFL 15, NHL 15, FIFA 15, NBA Live 15, and Dragon Age: Inquisition.

#111 Posted by GrenadeLauncher (6357 posts) -

@genius2365 said:

@yokofox33 said:

EA? No thanks.Only EA games I get are the Bioware titles.

If that's the case, then you should be interested. This service would allow you to play Dragon Age Inquisition a week before it officially comes out on Xbox One.

Copied from the press release: as access to trials of new EA games nearly a week before they come out (with saves that copy over to the final game, should you choose to purchase it later). Games that will be eligible for early access and save copy-over are Madden NFL 15, NHL 15, FIFA 15, NBA Live 15, and Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Wow, thanks fellow gamer! I can't wait to get my Xbox One and my very own subscription to EA Access so I can have a whole five days early access to a game I've already waited two years for!

#112 Posted by yokofox33 (30525 posts) -

@genius2365 said:

@yokofox33 said:

EA? No thanks.Only EA games I get are the Bioware titles.

If that's the case, then you should be interested. This service would allow you to play Dragon Age Inquisition a week before it officially comes out on Xbox One.

Copied from the press release: as access to trials of new EA games nearly a week before they come out (with saves that copy over to the final game, should you choose to purchase it later). Games that will be eligible for early access and save copy-over are Madden NFL 15, NHL 15, FIFA 15, NBA Live 15, and Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Well, that's cool. I'm getting the game for PS4 though.

#113 Edited by shawn30 (4367 posts) -
@FastRobby said:

@CrownKingArthur said:

i don't understand the benefits this subscription offers the consumer?

10% off digital content? @ $5/month you've got to buy $50 content/month to break even on that investment.

and i see they mention 4 games, but people in the thread are saying you don't get any games with this sub?

As long as you pay that 30$ a year, you can play all the games EA puts in their catalog, which they call "Vault". In the beginning it is only FIFA 15, Peggle 2, Battlefield 4 and Madden 14 (Not sure about last one). You don't own these games, but you can play them always, whenever you want, as long as you want. For the price of 30$ a year. So pretty good value.

This, and the the beta only has 4 games. When the service launches there will be more, and they will continue to add to it. $30 bucks a year if the titles offered interest you is a great deal. If they don't simply don't pay for the service and wait till a dev who makes games you do like does one similar.

#114 Posted by BldgIrsh (3034 posts) -

@shawn30 said:
@FastRobby said:

@CrownKingArthur said:

i don't understand the benefits this subscription offers the consumer?

10% off digital content? @ $5/month you've got to buy $50 content/month to break even on that investment.

and i see they mention 4 games, but people in the thread are saying you don't get any games with this sub?

As long as you pay that 30$ a year, you can play all the games EA puts in their catalog, which they call "Vault". In the beginning it is only FIFA 15, Peggle 2, Battlefield 4 and Madden 14 (Not sure about last one). You don't own these games, but you can play them always, whenever you want, as long as you want. For the price of 30$ a year. So pretty good value.

This, and the the beta only has 4 games. When the service launches there will be more, and they will continue to add to it. $30 bucks a year if the titles offered interest you is a great deal. If they don't simply don't pay for the service and wait till a dev who makes games you do like does one similar.

What I've read is you'll get to play a trial of the new releases days before it's release. I'm guessing it's a VIP membership type thing where you get discounts and such not really free games...

#115 Posted by charizard1605 (63102 posts) -

@Krelian-co said:

@charizard1605 said:

@Wasdie said:

That's an interesting idea. The price is a lot lower than I would expect for such a service. There has to be a big catch to it all.

There is: it's EA.

ofc there will be, but so far we don't know it yet.

No, you misunderstood. I meant the catch is that it's EA lol. That's enough of one for me.

#116 Edited by SolidGame_basic (19770 posts) -

X1 still won't catch up to ps4 this gen and may even trail the Wii U.

#117 Edited by chernoalpha527 (169 posts) -

@Wasdie:

@Wasdie said:

That's an interesting idea. The price is a lot lower than I would expect for such a service. There has to be a big catch to it all.

I have to say it is a pretty attractive deal better than I thought but knowing EA there is probably something else under the hood Im going to wait for more details before I decide to jump on it.

#119 Edited by slimdogmilionar (765 posts) -

Good to see that everything xbox does is bad while PSnow is considered the holy grail of game streaming, while making PS+ plus subscribers pay per game, per hour. This is not a bad deal for Xbl subscribers, no one pays $60 a year for live anymore, you can find them on ebay for like $30-$40. Another $30 a year for those who are interested in this is not bad at all, better than paying streaming cost per game on non dedicated servers....cough, cough PSNow.

#120 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (10587 posts) -

@bldgirsh said:

@shawn30 said:
@FastRobby said:

@CrownKingArthur said:

i don't understand the benefits this subscription offers the consumer?

10% off digital content? @ $5/month you've got to buy $50 content/month to break even on that investment.

and i see they mention 4 games, but people in the thread are saying you don't get any games with this sub?

As long as you pay that 30$ a year, you can play all the games EA puts in their catalog, which they call "Vault". In the beginning it is only FIFA 15, Peggle 2, Battlefield 4 and Madden 14 (Not sure about last one). You don't own these games, but you can play them always, whenever you want, as long as you want. For the price of 30$ a year. So pretty good value.

This, and the the beta only has 4 games. When the service launches there will be more, and they will continue to add to it. $30 bucks a year if the titles offered interest you is a great deal. If they don't simply don't pay for the service and wait till a dev who makes games you do like does one similar.

What I've read is you'll get to play a trial of the new releases days before it's release. I'm guessing it's a VIP membership type thing where you get discounts and such not really free games...

@GrenadeLauncher said:

@genius2365 said:

@yokofox33 said:

EA? No thanks.Only EA games I get are the Bioware titles.

If that's the case, then you should be interested. This service would allow you to play Dragon Age Inquisition a week before it officially comes out on Xbox One.

Copied from the press release: as access to trials of new EA games nearly a week before they come out (with saves that copy over to the final game, should you choose to purchase it later). Games that will be eligible for early access and save copy-over are Madden NFL 15, NHL 15, FIFA 15, NBA Live 15, and Dragon Age: Inquisition.

Wow, thanks fellow gamer! I can't wait to get my Xbox One and my very own subscription to EA Access so I can have a whole five days early access to a game I've already waited two years for!

The same press release:

EA Access membership unlocks The Vault, a collection of EA’s biggest games on Xbox One ready for you to download and play. During the beta, gamers will have unlimited access to four great EA games: FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggle2 and Battlefield 4, with more titles being added soon. That’s over $100 worth of games for $4.99 a month. You can play these EA favorites as much as you want with the click of a button.

What part of this you don't understand?

#121 Edited by BldgIrsh (3034 posts) -

@FastRobby said:

@bldgirsh said:

@shawn30 said:
@FastRobby said:

As long as you pay that 30$ a year, you can play all the games EA puts in their catalog, which they call "Vault". In the beginning it is only FIFA 15, Peggle 2, Battlefield 4 and Madden 14 (Not sure about last one). You don't own these games, but you can play them always, whenever you want, as long as you want. For the price of 30$ a year. So pretty good value.

This, and the the beta only has 4 games. When the service launches there will be more, and they will continue to add to it. $30 bucks a year if the titles offered interest you is a great deal. If they don't simply don't pay for the service and wait till a dev who makes games you do like does one similar.

What I've read is you'll get to play a trial of the new releases days before it's release. I'm guessing it's a VIP membership type thing where you get discounts and such not really free games...

If you read correctly you would see that FIFA 14, Madden 14, BF4 and Peggle 2, are going to be free, and that this list will be expanded. Of course they are not going to add FIFA 15 to this list the day after release, but it could be added after 9-12 months.

So basically you'll get the old games... and a discount for the new games. Like I said a VIP membership.

#122 Posted by BldgIrsh (3034 posts) -

@Salt_The_Fries said:

The same press release:

EA Access membership unlocks The Vault, a collection of EA’s biggest games on Xbox One ready for you to download and play. During the beta, gamers will have unlimited access to four great EA games: FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggle2 and Battlefield 4, with more titles being added soon. That’s over $100 worth of games for $4.99 a month. You can play these EA favorites as much as you want with the click of a button.

What part of this you don't understand?

1) It's EA.

2) It's a beta. Who's to say that they'll keep this policy? Sounds to me that IT'S A TRAP.

#123 Edited by WeepsForFools (592 posts) -

In this thread: Cows crying about EA offering month rentals for $5 while supporting $5 rentals for 1 hour on their subscription service. Cow logic, aka severe butthurt.

#124 Edited by ReadingRainbow4 (16956 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

Hang on, pay £40 a year for XBL and then pay another £5 a month for an EA sub? Fuck that.

#127 Edited by jsmoke03 (13475 posts) -

first off, i dont see how ea is going to make money when they are allowing access to new games on the subscription.

and i see this as the death of ps now unless psn now can match the subscription price AND have ea's library licensed out

third...good job ms for securing at least a limited time access to ea service though i think they are shooting themselves in the foot as well with this.

i dont see how this is going to turn out good for the industry but well see

#128 Edited by SambaLele (5545 posts) -

I don't know. I'm afraid this could lead to new practices akin to movie studios like Universal or 20th Century Fox charging added subscriptions under services we already pay for, so we have "unlimited access" to their content. I know it's not a direct comparison, since EA gets nothing out of Xbox Live or PSN+ subscriptions, while studios profit in a symbiotic manner with Netflix/Hulu/Amazon Prime and even Vudu (this one could be a bit more of a direct comparison). I'd prefer if different publishers and console makers could come to a common denominator and provide something akin to what we experience with movies. PSN+ is somewhat like that, but in a far smaller scale. Maybe the fear of this being a soft implementation of a business model very different from what;s being now presented is partly because the company behind it is... EA.

#129 Posted by I_can_haz (6511 posts) -

lol @ getting excited to rent shitty EA games on a gimped cable box. Lems have hit a new low.

#130 Posted by kingtito (5435 posts) -

@bldgirsh said:

@Salt_The_Fries said:

The same press release:

EA Access membership unlocks The Vault, a collection of EA’s biggest games on Xbox One ready for you to download and play. During the beta, gamers will have unlimited access to four great EA games: FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggle2 and Battlefield 4, with more titles being added soon. That’s over $100 worth of games for $4.99 a month. You can play these EA favorites as much as you want with the click of a button.

What part of this you don't understand?

1) It's EA.

2) It's a beta. Who's to say that they'll keep this policy? Sounds to me that IT'S A TRAP.

How is it a trap? You're not locked into any contract for a period of time. You don't like the service, simply cancel it.

#131 Posted by hoyalawya (344 posts) -

This is a good idea to kill off a part of the used game market.

#132 Posted by Promised_Trini (3637 posts) -

I find it strange that this service pops up. A few weeks after they tried charging XB1 owners for demo's. Could just be me looking into things a bit to much.

#133 Posted by B4X (5660 posts) -

That's $69 dollars a year...for XBLG games and EA games.

I can get Xbox live gold for 39.99 all day long.

30.00 for this EA shit, which I'll bet there will be deals on.

Depending on what EA offers, this is not a bad thing.

#134 Posted by TheRealBigRich (773 posts) -

@Zelda187 said:

@kuu2 said:

@Zelda187 said:

@cainetao11 said:

Everyone saying $5 per month, but OP states or $30 a year. Thats $2.50 per month. I know I buy at least one EA published game a year and this would be half the price. I am by no means sold on the idea yet, but I try to remain open minded to things.

EA's servers are notoriously shitty.

I have no interest in paying $5 a month for a service that is going to routinely kick me off line whenever I'm in the middle of playing a game.

You must not pay for PSN+.

Of course not

I'm primarily a PC gamer and have no interest in getting nickeled and dimed by PSN or XBOX Live.

I have a Playstation strictly for exclusives and 3rd party games that aren't available on PC like Uncharted, The Last of Us, Red Dead Redemption, Madden, etc.

What do you do when you want to play online though ?

#135 Edited by BldgIrsh (3034 posts) -

@FastRobby said:

@bldgirsh said:

@FastRobby said:

@bldgirsh said:

What I've read is you'll get to play a trial of the new releases days before it's release. I'm guessing it's a VIP membership type thing where you get discounts and such not really free games...

If you read correctly you would see that FIFA 14, Madden 14, BF4 and Peggle 2, are going to be free, and that this list will be expanded. Of course they are not going to add FIFA 15 to this list the day after release, but it could be added after 9-12 months.

So basically you'll get the old games... and a discount for the new games. Like I said a VIP membership.

For free... What were you expecting? 30 dollars a year and all the EA games for free?

So, am I right? Dunno when I said "My god EA should make all games for "free"!!!" Which btw, they aren't free since you are paying a subscription...

#136 Posted by SolidTy (46626 posts) -

@HalcyonScarlet said:
@ladyblue said:

Lol subscription based gaming.

But isn't PSN+ and PS Now a similar service? Not saying you automatically agree to those, but this doesn't seem new to me, just EA jumping on the bandwagon.

No, they aren't similar.

#137 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (26763 posts) -

This makes that "glitch" of demos being $4.99 on Xbox One total sense now.

#138 Posted by nutcrackr (12908 posts) -

Sounds like a pretty good deal if you play a few of their games. I expect that the low initial price will not remain though.

#139 Posted by BigBadBully (746 posts) -

So if you're a fifa/madden/nhl ultimate team junkie, this deal is for you.

#140 Posted by CanYouDiglt (7643 posts) -

Cows trying to bash renting games when that is all PS+ is but at least you know what games you get to rent with the EA thing. The last time I bought a year of PS+ I paid more and many of the months there was nothing I was interested in.

#141 Posted by darkspineslayer (20760 posts) -

i will give them props for execution. If PSNow adopts a subscription service, it might be less worthless.

#142 Posted by TheRealBigRich (773 posts) -

theres really no bashing this. Its not like you need this to play online like ps+/xbl. If your not a Ea fan then don't get it . if you don't like the games then don't get it . nobody is forcing anybody to buy it like Sony and MS with Xbl and ps+

#144 Edited by kuu2 (8164 posts) -

From what I understand you are not getting all of EA's games. In fact you are not getting the whole game at all are you? Plus you are paying for EA to upgrade the crappy games every year which if you play Madden, NHL, and NCAA games would be fine but I don't think you are getting those full games either.

#145 Edited by Alucard_Prime (3915 posts) -

This kind of thing doesn't usually interest me, but damn that is pretty cheap. For people who are strapped for cash this is great. And unlike PSNow, none of the issues inherant to streaming games will exist, since you can download the full game just as if you had just purchased it. Essentially this is a model that does not realy exist right now, it's getting a lot of people talking. I wouldn''t be interested with the current catalog, but in the future if that list grows I might give it a try. Regardless, if you end up regreting your decision or not to subscribe, we are talking about a 5$ loss here(assuming there is no yearly commitment and you can cancel at any time).

#146 Posted by sailor232 (5277 posts) -

So much butthurt and jelly from cows in this thread. It sounds like an amazing deal, I dislike EA though but even I will wait and see how this pans out, if its all they say it is and good games are on it, oh and if it gets a worldwide release (which it wont) then I will jump all over this.

#147 Posted by WallofTruth (2376 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

Hang on, pay £40 a year for XBL and then pay another £5 a month for an EA sub? Fuck that.

Consolites love getting milked it seems.

#148 Posted by WeepsForFools (592 posts) -

@kuu2 said:

From what I understand you are not getting all of EA's games. In fact you are not getting the whole game at all are you? Plus you are paying for EA to upgrade the crappy games every year which if you play Madden, NHL, and NCAA games would be fine but I don't think you are getting those full games either.

well you are understanding incorrectly.

#149 Edited by xhawk27 (7724 posts) -

So this is better than PSN+.

#150 Posted by drummerdave9099 (995 posts) -

Lol at all the cows calling this bad, this is an awesome deal. Have fun paying $5 to digitally rent a game for 4 hours, while the people getting this deal pay $5 to digitally rent 4+ games for a month. That logic.

More on topic- this is seriously a great deal, most sports games I get cravings to play for in bursts so this will save me a lot of money.