EA Access Now Available On Xbox One

Subscription program leaves beta and is now available to anyone.

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EA Access, the "game-changing" subscription program from Mass Effect and Battlefield publisher Electronic Arts, is now available for anyone on Xbox One. The program began last month for a limited number of beta testers, but now anyone can try out the service.

An EA Access subscription is $5/month or $30/year and lets you play any game in "The Vault" for as long as your subscription is active. You also get a 10 percent discount on EA digital games and content, as well as access to upcoming games five days before they are released.

The first four games confirmed for The Vault are FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggle 2, and Battlefield 4. More will be added in the future, and might includes titles like EA Sports UFC, Need for Speed Rivals, and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, if box art featured on the EA Access website is anything to go on. Last week, EA COO Peter Moore promised that the company will not remove games from The Vault.

As for games you can play early, these begin with Madden NFL 15, FIFA 15, NHL 15, and Dragon Age: Inquisition later this fall. Early access for upcoming EA games will vary by game. For some games, you'll be able to play one mode for a limited time, while other games will allow you to play a full version for a limited time. In all cases, if you decide to buy the game when it is released, your progress will be saved, allowing you to pick up where you left off.

As for why EA Access is only available on Xbox One and not PlayStation 4, Sony said last week that it did not think the service offered the kind of value PlayStation fans have come to expect.

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