The new Xbox subscription service launches with four games including Battlefield 4 and FIFA 14
Xbox gamers can now pay to get access to ‘The Vault’, a similar service to PlayStation Plus, where a collection of EA games is available to download and play by paying subscribers. The current charges are $4.99 for a month or $29.99 for a full year.
In addition EA Access subscribers also get a 10% discount on EA digital content for Xbox One to include full digital titles, DLC and DLC season passes such as Battlefield Premium
On top of this subscribers can get early access to games up to five days before they launch with the ability to download the game in full and play for at least two hours. You’ll also be able to move over any saved progress from early access trials to the full game if you decide to purchase on release.
Madden NFL 15, FIFA 15, NHL15, Dragon Age: Inquisition and NBA Live 15 will be amongst the first games to head the early access scheme.
EA chief of operations Peter Moore recently talked to CVG about games to come to The Vault’s library, "The Vault will get its share of triple-A titles," he said. "We haven't made any announcements to that extent about exactly when, where and how, but the Vault will be substantial."
Moore also indicated that titles will be ‘permanent’,. as such differing from the monthly games that come up on PlayStation Plus, "I think one of the key things is that once a game goes into the Vault it stays there,” said Moore “ it's not going to be taken out, that's a commitment we've made."
If you're a Xbox gamer are you tempted to pay up to get on EA Access?