Next EA Access Free Games for Xbox One Revealed

Star Wars Battlefront and EA Sports UFC 2 are on the way.

71 Comments

GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.

[UPDATE] EA has now confirmed that Battlefront and EA Sports UFC 2 are being added to the EA Access free game vault. Additionally, the company announced even more games for the program.

Six PopCap games were added today, including Heavy Weapon, Bejeweled 2, Bejeweled 3, Feeding Frenzy, Feeding Frenzy 2, and Zuma.

EA Sports UFC 2, Mirror's Edge Catalyst, and Star Wars Battlefront will be added "later this year," though EA did not announce specific release dates for them.

The orginal story is below.

EA is adding more games to the EA Access free game vault.

The company today announced that Xbox One games Star Wars Battlefront and EA Sports UFC 2, two titles released within the past year, are headed to the service later this year. EA made the announcement in a tweet and then removed the message, according to NeoGAF. In another tweet, EA said there was something wrong with the link it posted earlier and is working to publish a new one, though that hasn't happened yet. We'll report back with more details soon.

No Caption Provided

EA Access is available for $5/month or $30/year. On top of free games, subscribers also get early access to upcoming titles and discounts on all EA digital content. Subscribers can start playing a portion of Battlefield 1 on October 13, which is more than a week before its official release date on October 21.

It's rumored that Battlefront and EA Sports UFC 2 will be added to the EA Access free game vault later this year, though no release dates were announced.

A version of EA Access called Origin Access is available on PC with its own vault of free games. However, Battlefront and EA Sports UFC 2 were only confirmed for EA Access; EA Sports UFC 2 was not released on PC. No version of EA Access is available for PlayStation 4.

There are already 25 games in the EA Access free game vault, all of which are listed below.

  • Battlefield 4
  • Battlefield Hardline
  • Dead Space
  • Dragon Age: Inqusition
  • EA Sports UFC
  • FIFA 14
  • FIFA 15
  • FIFA 16
  • Madden NFL 15
  • Madden NFL 16
  • Madden NFL 25
  • NBA Live 15
  • NBA Live 16
  • NHL 15
  • NHL 16
  • Need for Speed
  • Need for Speed Rivals
  • Peggle 2
  • Plants vs. Zombies
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
  • Rory McIlroy PGA Tour
  • SSX
  • Titanfall
  • Unravel

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email news@gamespot.com

Join the conversation
There are 71 comments about this story
71 Comments  RefreshSorted By 
  • 71 results
  • 1
  • 2
GameSpot has a zero tolerance policy when it comes to toxic conduct in comments. Any abusive, racist, sexist, threatening, bullying, vulgar, and otherwise objectionable behavior will result in moderation and/or account termination. Please keep your discussion civil.

Avatar image for Flat_Line_____
Flat_Line_____

I was pretty surprised to see PvZ 2 get added as soon as it did. But SW: BF is a welcome addition, especially if they also give access to the DLC. I haven't played in a while, Is the Death Star DLC out yet..?

Avatar image for Myron117
Myron117

But remember....it isnt good value is it ;)

Avatar image for ltjohnnyrico
LTJohnnyRico

For me its the 10 hour trials that makes Access worth it !! .. glad to be a subscriber !!

Avatar image for sephirothswing
sephirothsWing

I'm gutted cause I bought all three aha

Avatar image for Flat_Line_____
Flat_Line_____

@sephirothswing: BUT, if it is like the other games you get access to all the DLC as well. At least BF4 does that, and gives premium access. If they do that with Battlefront, I might renew. I only have the base game to that.

Avatar image for mi_hung_lo
Mi_Hung_Lo

Why have old NHL, NBA, and NFL games. No one is going to want to play those. They need to put Dead Space 2 and 3 in there.

Avatar image for Daveof89
Daveof89

@mi_hung_lo: That's why they have them... to add numbers to the vault and make it sound better than it is.

Avatar image for Flat_Line_____
Flat_Line_____

@Daveof89: For those that don't update to latest version of all those sports games right away, (Or, had never even bought then in the first place.) it actually helps to revive those older version a lil with other subs keeping like a rotating micro community. There are always new ppl subbing or coming back.

Even if it is at times a VERY small fraction of ppl playing those diff versions. At the least, you can still find matches for those games when by now, they would almost definitely be completely empty.

Avatar image for mulder_000
mulder_000

Cool. I know not to buy EA games as they all come to the vault except sports games I play MP.

Avatar image for tonyleo01
tonyleo01

wow this seems more and more like an awesome deal! Battlefield 1 might be the last game I'm actually buying from EA if this keeps up.

Avatar image for Daveof89
Daveof89

Meh, humble monthly bundle is a way better deal...

Avatar image for mi_hung_lo
Mi_Hung_Lo

@Daveof89: it's $30 a year. How the hell is monthly better? I never bought BF4 and I play that shit all the time w/ all the DLC for free. What are you talking smoking? Do you have any idea how much all the Battlefront DLC cost they give it to you for free once it's in the vault. You're out of your mind

Avatar image for Daveof89
Daveof89

@mi_hung_lo: Because there's like, 2 good titles in the vault, and I'm not paying $30 a year to rent 2 games,,,

Avatar image for mulder_000
mulder_000

@Daveof89: $12 a month and usually only the game they show is any good, so I don't see how it's better.

Avatar image for Daveof89
Daveof89

@mulder_000: Fact is, I've been averaging 2-3 decent titles a month, and any I don't like, I sell. Most months don't end up costing me more than $5, and there have been some amazing titles, whereas EA adds 2-3 games a year plus their outdated sports titles... I'd maybe play battlefront just to try it, but everything else is old and/or garbage.

Avatar image for TeknoBug
TeknoBug

I guess there weren't enough people biting on the numerous repeated $30 sales.

Avatar image for Shantmaster_K
Shantmaster_K

Nice. Didn't think Battlefront would be going on it any time soon.

Avatar image for siarhei
siarhei

Free games? Feeding frenzy! :)

Avatar image for Ha2e
Ha2e

Surprised EA Access is still going. Game list doesnt seem that impressive and the good ones are available for purchase super cheap but I guess the fact the sub is cheap has a lot to do with it.

Avatar image for blackace
blackace

@Ha2e: Cheaper then PSNow and you don't have to stream any of the games. It's a decent deal. They do need a lot more games though. This is why I've waited. By the end of next year they should have at least 40+ games in their vault. It should be worth it then.

Avatar image for TeknoBug
TeknoBug

@Ha2e: I only ever bother with EA Access (or Origin Access) to test drive a new game with the 10 hour trial, after that if I like the game I buy it or if I don't then I quit the subscription- simple as that, no game in the vault worth bothering with.

Avatar image for Xristophoros
Xristophoros

@Ha2e: no kidding. the list is lackluster at best with only a few standouts. unless, of course, you are a "madden-battlefield-two games a year-type of guy".

Avatar image for SpiderLuke
SpiderLuke

I've put in 100s of hours into Battlefront on PS4. Now I will on Xbox as well.

Avatar image for Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

If you have EA Access, do you automatically get Origin Access too?

Avatar image for Spartan_418
Spartan_418

@Ripper_TV: Nope, separate programs. Would be nice if it was cross-platform that way, though

Avatar image for Xristophoros
Xristophoros

wow, ea's portfolio is dreadful.

Avatar image for Aleperez75
Aleperez75

@Xristophoros:

I can smell your envy over here in California. It is that strong!

Avatar image for Xristophoros
Xristophoros

@Aleperez75: half the list is made up of sports games, dude bro shooters or mediocre racing games... the other offerings are really old (dead space) or were originally phone games and should not even be on a console (peggle, plants vs zombies). how someone can defend such a lackluster list of games is quite amusing. unravel is the ONLY game that interests me from the current offerings. i gather you are one of "those" gamers who play one or two games a year... madden and battlefield... in which case this service must be perfect for you. enjoy!

Avatar image for Xristophoros
Xristophoros

@7tizz: such a comment coming from the biggest xbot in these parts... how ironic and hypocritical of you to say the least.

the last 3 months of ps+ alone is better than the entire catalogue of ea access. resi 1 remake, transformers, jouney and yakuza 5 among others... yea, not even a contest.

Avatar image for blackace
blackace

@Xristophoros: The fact that you brought PS+ into the conversation just tells everyone you're a Sony troll. lol!! You have to pay $60 a year for PS+. Twice EA Access price. All PS+ games aren't great either. I'd say about 1/2 PS+ games are worth playing. Also XB1 has their own GWG games as well. They give you 4 games a month on XB1. EA Access isn't for everyone, but a lot of people like having the option.

Avatar image for SpiderLuke
SpiderLuke

@Xristophoros: welcome to Xbox.

Avatar image for luis2113
luis2113

@Xristophoros: he might also be a guy. Guys like guns,cars,and sports.

Avatar image for aurorikin
Aurorikin

@luis2113: Lol

Avatar image for psifire
psifire

been looking forward to a couple of these games......THANKS MS FOR GIVING XBOX PLAYERS THE OPTION!!....glad the decision was not made for me!!!

Avatar image for rdwolf260
rdwolf260

Nice, I was looking to buy Mirror's Edge Catalyst once price dropped to $20 but now I can just wait until it hits the vault. Some people may not be happy with EA Access but I paid $30 last December and am planning to re-up. This month I started playing Dragon Age: Inquisition and have put in about 20hrs of game time. Combine that with Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, 2 Need for Speed titles, Unravel, and 2 Garden Warfare games is about all the games I'm interested in playing. Passed on Titanfall since I played it on 360 and got bored after about 10 hours. That's still about 8 excellent games excluding Sports titles that would probably cost about $80 for all of them even if they were only $10 on sale (most of them are $20 or more still).

Avatar image for proofthepoet
ProofThePoet

Would be a better value if EA would simply open it's catalog and let users select any three games at a time. That way users get what they want, and EA can limit the bandwidth consumption from downloads of its titles.

Avatar image for Daveof89
Daveof89

@proofthepoet: You must not be familiar with EA... they don't really care about the customer, just the customer's money.

See, the vault only exists to make EA money. Titles don't go into the vault until they stop selling well.

Avatar image for Zicoroen
Zicoroen

Definitely is the best game subscription service right now. For users of the platform where the service is offered, it is another example of where the best access to games is. You're free to make a choice.

#fortheplayers

Avatar image for darksouls
darksouls

I dislike the games but good for those that want them. The value with EA Access is quite good!

Avatar image for dylan35
dylan35

pay the $5 get the discount on BF1 worth it. Otherwise all sports or games that are dead. 10% off its worth it you get a free month for the hell of it....EA try harder I hate Sports Games!!

Having avoided Hardline and battlefront I'm so ready for BF1???

Avatar image for R4gn4r0k
R4gn4r0k

@dylan35: Or don't buy from Origin and get Battlefield 1 cheaper somewhere else.

Avatar image for dylan35
dylan35

@R4gn4r0k: or wait but since I'm into it for me it's worth it

Avatar image for hordicus
hordicus

@R4gn4r0k: only 40 bucks on instant gaming, buyed BF4 and hardline at very cheap price but got a bit disapointed by the so so controls of various vehicles and the more than tiedous single player campaign, even cod ghost had a better solo mode. but with characters as lawrence of arabia, i may give it a try when it become cheaper.

Avatar image for ltjohnnyrico
LTJohnnyRico

@hordicus: No-one plays BF for the campaign !! MP is where people play .. unless said people have no mates !!

Avatar image for R4gn4r0k
R4gn4r0k

@hordicus: Yeah don't get your hopes up for SP. It may be good... but we'll see how it turns out.

I definitely like the change of setting. More and more shooters are moving away from Modern Warfare.

Looking forward to Battlefield 1 (WW1) and Rising Storm 2 (Vietnam)

Avatar image for newagegamersare
Newagegamersare

Lol its funny I have this service and find no value in it...these are all games that should be purchased upon release or like a month after release for an initial price drop...definitely not renewing next year.

Avatar image for PinkFloyd2003
PinkFloyd2003

@newagegamersare: It's only a bad value if all you do is require the "newest, latest, best." I don't play competitive multiplayer so from a single player standpoint I find it to be a fantastic value.

  • 71 results
  • 1
  • 2