EA Access may be half the price of Xbox Live Gold but is it worth it?
It's definitely worth it. Call it the worst company or whatever you want. They do publish amazing games that I buy year after year. And to have them now for a subscription it's the best deal ever. If you add all the numbers it's really a great deal. In comparison: "Sony has rejected EA Access saying it doesn't represent good value for the PlayStation gamer, the Japanese platform holder charges $50 for a year of PlayStation Plus and $30 for three months of PlayStation Now"
the reason sony rejected ea is because sony is right, it does not provide a good value to playstation gamers. why you ask? because we get ea games, and we get all of the other publishers also.
You can get 4 ea games for 30days for less than $5?
So in other words you let SONY decide what's good for YOU instead of YOU deciding what's good for YOURSELF. Even if you didn't like EA Access I'm sure there are some other PS4 owners who probably would've like to try it but Sony said nope.
I don't get the logic of the question, they are not competing services, they are complimentary services. XBL has many perks but ultimately it's the cost to play online. EA access is a service that allows you to play old EA games you might not have played yet for a fraction of the retail price, currently the games available now would cost those who paid for EA Access $192 if they purchased them from the store, but you can play them now for $5 a month/$30 per year, and this is just the beta, more will be added, you get 10% off EA new games and you get early access to sample new games. If you don't like the deal your prize is you get to go to the store and buy these EA games or buy/rent any other games the same way you do now.
will be interesting to see if sony will indeed offer better deals on in this case ea acces games with their services on ps+ or with the online streaming service ps now. Also wonder if Microsoft is considering a streaming service to compete with ps now.
mhunter you have no idea what 4 games you can get now do you. If you think you will be playing the latest EA games for that price...well...you had better lay off that pipe. Sony pricing is not yet final. People keep ignoring this fact.
The sums in this article assume too much which adds up to bad maths. The writer, trying to illustrate the value of Gold in comparison to EA Access. He assumes that each person will buy 48 x $10 Deals with Gold games in a year! Rather than including possible purchases of discount games I would stick to comparing what has been declared as definitely being included in both Xbox Live Gold and EA Access.
I think the price on playstation now is a good deal hell I pay 30$ in 3 months for netfix. And its basically a gaming netflix service. How many games do u think ea comes out with in a year. On xbox.think about it. Sonys now has over 100 games now and it will have back catalog of 1000, s of games.
Whats the $30 have to do with ps now? That's the price of ea access not ps now. Ps nows prices are by the game and cost anywhere from 3-5$ for 4 hrs of renting. Thats the price for a month of ea access and you get all the games and a 10% discount on ea products.
my reply is to mrpsychoticstalker he is the one who mention 30$ for 3 months of ps now. and it is not 3-5 for 4 hrs im sure ur not in the beta .
You do realize these are only tiles on PS3 and before.... You want to rent a PS3 title for 3 months for $30?? How is that a good deal.
oh okay i didnt realize that. and yeah I am in the beta would you like me to give you some prices? adventure time: explore the dungeon because i don't know 4 hours for 5$ anomaly war zone earth 3$ for 4 hrs ben 10 omniverse $3 for 4 hrs ben 10 omniverse 2 $5 for 4 hrs these prices are up as of right now the list goes on and on. they aren't all like that. theres a few no name games like "back to the future the game" that have cheap 90 day rentals but who wants to play those games lol theres a reason those are by far the cheapest
What the hell drugs are you on? But I guess then again your still using a picture of Ledger Joker....They don't make "amazing" games they make mediocre games that 50% of things get cut out to sell them to you later, their sports games are literally the only option people have in some instances. It's not hard to be the best in sports games when your the only publisher allowed to make them....And what a great deal to sell you games like Madden 11, fifa 12 or Army of two 1 all with no online capabilities whatsoever, yep that is certainly value. Your delusional if you think when things like Madden 15 come out your going to get access to things like Madden 14 cheaper, you'll be lucky if things like that happen in 2017 you might get a cheap enough discount on Madden 14..... I love how you dimmer people who generally probably play on Xbox want to talk like this is the second coming of Christ, from the same company that released Brokenfield 4, people cried about that till no end but suddenly they're Jesus because they want to offer 360 owners their old games
Lol maybe in 2017 well get a cheaper discount on madden 14? You do know that madden 25(14) is already in the vault. Odds are we will get madden 15 next march/april/may or earlier.. That's a couple months to play its while its still the latest version out. Discounts and early access are also great. And if you don't like it. Don't subscribe. At least M$ gives you the option
The service isn't out, and by admission wont be up to speed for some time. So its too soon to really be asking. Though really, if you happen to into EA games, and if they offer something preferred, then it likely will be. Just takes me as a scheme for pre-orders and demos. Paid early access.
It's out for me being that I'm an Xbox live early acess beta user. And I already got 4 FULL games for 5 dollars a month. I'm pretty happy with it
It's a good deal if you play a lot of EA titles for a while because vault games will be old, the trial of 2 hrs or a bit more for new titles before the launch is nice. The one thing I don't like is the precedence it sets as if other pubs decide to do these aswell the market becomes oversaturated with sub options and GwG and PS+ will become worse becomes pubs will be less likely to provide titles to Sony/MS when they have their service.
I think it seems to be similar to what PS+ was when it was first announced, but better. PS+ only allowed specific games or DLC for cheaper whilst EA is allowing everything. As you said the vault will be old games and atm it looks pathetic, but BF4 is there so maybe just pay for one month, buy everything you want then cancel?
If I get LIVE for $40, would that change your mind?
In its current state it's not going to appeal to as many people. Madden and Fifa you could give to me for free and I still wouldn't play them. Peggle is something I've just played a couples times, it's okay. BF4 would be the only thing I'd be interested in. So the question for a lot of us is really this: What will the full product be? I haven't seen any article that says what EA will offer in the post-beta phase so if all they offer is stuff like this then I will pass. If they add a lot more games and the price stays the same, it may become more enticing but as it is....I will pass.
$30 per year for access to multiple games that have only been out for a year, is a d*mn good deal. I will sign up no problem. I do not understand what all the BS negatives are coming from. You don't have to buy the physical game AND pay for the service. XBL and PSN pay fir the companies to buy and maintain servers and provide online service, they do so a lot cheaper than XM radio or TV services. Glad MS jumped on board, Sony will jump onboard in a month or so, just watch.
stupid article. its not really Gold vs EA Access at all. It was just adding the value up of each game vs sbscription. anyway. EA Access is not worth it atm. BF4 maybe the only thing worth it, the rest is not worth it, 2 out of date sports games and a old mobile game. Not doubting this wont be better in the future, but how many games is going to be available in a year from EA?
its about DRM, that's the "END GAME".....this article is about DRM, period. EA is 1 of the most EVIL/anti consumers Corporations. With the help of there EVIL partners, the MEDIA/JOURNALISM, they could reignite this push for others publishers to jump on the bandwagon. Here we go again with all this DRM empire BS, I Don't care what the value of this DRM service is, ITS more f__king DRM, do you gamers see that? not talking to the sheeple, which are the "main" reason why this stuff becomes successful. And EA has placed themselves at the front spearheading the mad cash grab for Next Gen consoles. Ask yourselves this gamers...do you think any of these consoles DRM services can hold a candle to what STEAM is doing with the PC gaming community? No of course not, so why all this "its such a positive thing, such a great deal!!" in these comments.....its the beginning of a new cycle of getting "raped" by these greedy publishers that will say anything, do anything, to take away more of the consumers rights to own "physical" copies of what we purchase with "OUR" $$$. that's all this is, nothing more. Just another sales pitch to the ignorant populace, cha ching!! P.S.- don't feel insulted if your not an ignorant blind fool who doesn't understand the END GAME in the Interactive Entertainment Industry called gaming. and of course feel free to disagree, but it changes nothing, the TRUTH stands unchallenged, and this greedy control freak Industry will PROVE IT to be true in the end, just watch.
how does this take away from buying physical copies? they aren't putting brand new games on there. they're a little older games that get put on there once the sales die down a little. then they can get some more revenue through the subscriptions. this could be amazing for all gamers in the future if this works out. could you imagine all the publishers doing something like this? they put their games that are 6 months- a year old in the vault and you go and spend 5$ a month or 30$ a year to play them. that'd be amazing. you'd have endless backlogs for very cheap. say you notice ubisofts vaults getting pretty stacked, you go and spend 5$ and play all their games as much as you want for the month. i think that sounds great
I think you're missing the point. Steps is what this is. Xbox one tried to leap into DRM and got burned so now they are pushing thru with baby steps . One day you'll wake up and relize it all came to the way xbox tried in the begining.
@marlinfan10 They haven't put new games on there yet....but they will eventually if it becomes successful. they gotta start somewhere 1st don't they?, and don't think they wont lie to get what they want or hide there END GAME goal to get what they want. Think, or hey just watch it happen. BlackTar187 has obviously taken the Blue Pill, thank you.
so basically you guys are hoping it turns into something bad so you can complain more? thats what I'm getting out of this. I'm going off what we've seen so far and if they stick to the plan at hand then its gonna be good for all gamers. the gaming community isn't ready for all digital and it'll be met with huge backlash if they pull something like that eventually, and i guarantee a lot of subscriptions will be dropped. i don't get why you guys can't just enjoy what we have without looking for something negative in everything. you can go play 4 really good games for 5$ and a 10% discount on other games and people are complaining! LMAO what has the gaming community come too.
This seems like a good value to me, but i'll wait til EA adds more games to the program before trying it out. Currently, PS Now charges about $3 to play a single game for only 4 hours, all the way up to $29 for a 90 day access. EA lets you fully download ALL of the games in their library, no XBlive subscription required, for $30 a year or $5 a month. Sure, PS Now has a lot more titles to offer at the moment, but EA will add more titles in the future. Either way, I think gamers should have the right to decide what they consider to be "good value." Besides, I thought Sony was all about giving us more options. I guess that's only the case when their interests are not being challenged.
This doesnt make any sense....Xbox Lives purpose is to play games online. The Free games is a bonus with EA you are paying to be in what should be looked at as a VIP membership. You pay 30 a year get free games and discounts and YES its worth it
I just don't understand what people are trying to prove by acting like requiring gold to play EA Access games online is a big deal. It is not like Gold is required to just play the games if it was sure I see a problem but that is not the case, just to play them online like every other game it requires Gold, not exactly a huge drawback or surprise. I think people are trying to find the huge catch this deal offers because it is Xbone exclusive and an EA service. I don't see how there is a catch when the service is completely optional and if there was one simply don't subscribe. It just looks like an alternative for those who can take advantage of it. The catch is simple really not every one is going to take advantage of what it offers despite subscribing and those who do take advantage of it are happy and have incentive to buy more EA products. EA wins and so do the fans. If they decide to add catches that tarnish what the service offers it simply will fail due to it being completely optional.
Its totally worth it. Not sure why people need to doom everything because they don't have it.