Madden NFL 16 Now Free on Xbox One With EA Access

EA's latest Madden joins the lineup just days before Super Bowl 50.

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The next EA Access free game has arrived. Xbox One owners with a membership to the service can now download Madden NFL 16, the latest entry in EA's professional football series that was released back in August. To mark the game's arrival, EA also put out a silly new video featuring the Lucas brothers from past videos.

Madden NFL 16 becomes the third Madden game available though EA Access, joining Madden NFL 15 and Madden NFL 25. Its arrival today comes just a few days before Super Bowl 50 and the game is also marked down on Xbox Live this week, no doubt to make the most of the annual Super Bowl hype.

Madden NFL 16's Super Bowl 50 simulation predicted that the Carolina Panthers will beat the Carolina Panthers in a 24-20 game full of twists and turns.

EA Access is currently available only on Xbox One, though a PC version called Origin Access arrived in January. You can sign up for $5/month or $30/year.

In addition to the free games, other subscription benefits include a 10 percent discount on all EA digital content and access to upcoming EA titles five days before they are released publicly.

Games featured in the Vault will never be removed, EA has promised.

Current EA Access Free Game Lineup

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"Madden NFL 16's Super Bowl 50 simulation predicted that the Carolina Panthers will beat the Carolina Panthers in a 24-20 game full of twists and turns."

Are we predicting the Panthers are going to beat themselves to let the Broncos win this one? Someone may want to fix this :)

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Love EA access been wanting the new Madden for awhile and now it's in the vault still the best deal in gaming.Would love to see microsoft do this for their 1st party games.Keep it up EA how about Battlefront next because that game isn't worth $60 but would be a great deal for EA access

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@flames325: Battlefront is currently on sale for $30 this week. $35 for the digital deluxe version. EA is having a week long sale. I am purchasing it Friday.

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Great now i can play the Superbowl in Madden 16 before the actual game

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That's about the price I'd be willing to pay for it.

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Hopefully FIFA16 is not to far behind

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@ghost140: I think NHL 16 is next.

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And how is this a bad but? You can't even get this game for $30 and yet for $30 a year you get this, a bunch of them games, and discounts to and other perks.

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@rasterror: Demand for Madden is dead until next release, hence the giveaway. Nobody has called it bad either.

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@fedor: Nobody called it bad? Sony themselves said it wasn't good for consumers.

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@rasterror: Sony is retarded we all know this they are a disease in the gaming industry

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@flames325: craziest fanboy comment of the day goes to you sir

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@flames325: No, no they're not. It's just bad that PS4 owners aren't given this option where they can decide for themselves whether it's worth it or not.

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@rasterror: A long time ago, when it was brand new, nothing was really known about it, and EA was considered the Devil. Times change. It's probably time for you to get over it and move on.

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@fedor: So are PS4 owners gonna get the option of getting the service? Obviously it's still bad in their eyes if it's still not being offered.

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@rasterror: I don't think the large majority even care. Certainly hasn't been a demand for it.

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@fedor: It's actually a really smart business move. Most of the people that were going to buy it have certainly done so by now, so now EA can look generous while also squeezing more profits out of their microtransactions.

Not to say I like EA....

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@Daveof89: Exactly. People pay more on microtransactions than on the game by a huge amount.

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@Daveof89: Oh it's a very smart move.

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