NHL 19 Is Now Free For EA Access Subscribers On Xbox One

Just in time for the playoffs.


The EA Access catalog of free games continues to grow. The newest addition, NHL 19, arrived this week, and the timing is notable given that the NHL Playoffs just began.

NHL 19 is a fantastic simulation ice hockey experience, and it stands out from previous entries with its addition of pond hockey. GameSpot's NHL 19 review scored it an 8/10.

EA Access is only available on Xbox One right now, but it's reportedly coming to PlayStation 4 as well. A PC edition called Origin Access is also available, but NHL 19 is not available on PC.

EA Access costs $5/month or $30/year, and for that, subscribers get access to a growing catalog of EA Games including other 2018 sports titles like NBA Live 19 and Madden 19. Outside of those, titles like Battlefield 1, Skate 3, Titanfall 2, and many others are in the Vault of freebies. Subscribers also save 10 percent on all EA digital content, while members also usually get to play upcoming EA games multiple days before their public release. There are also perks like bonuses in new EA games like Apex Legends.

During an earnings call in February, management discussed bringing EA Access to another "major" platform, so that could be a reference to PlayStation 4. Keep checking back with GameSpot for the latest.

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