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New Details Emerge on EA Access' Game Selection and Trials


According to the EA support website, EA Access game trials - which allow subscribers to play new EA games five days before release - are not equivalent to game demos. "Unlike demos, which are stand-alone chunks of the game meant to give you a taste but don’t provide the full experience," the page reads, "when you play a trial through EA Access, you're playing the real game for a limited time, five days before the release date." (EA Access, Xbox One)

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gamertk421  +   480d ago
AngelicIceDiamond  +   480d ago

You play the full game 5 days before anyone else.

That's some exclusive access.
Godmars290  +   480d ago
No. You have a set amount of time within five days to play certain modes, or the full game. Whatever EA deems to allow.

You give them money, they dictate and control terms of use.
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christocolus  +   480d ago

Same here. I can't believe this is EA. Its a great programme. They've promised to keep adding content( triple A titles) and nothing will ever be removed from the vault. I hope it becomes sucessful. Great value.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   480d ago
@Mars right. Depending on what game it is EA will have control over which modes you play.

Either way its still a pretty decent deal.

@Chris Any AAA they decide to relese stays in the vault which is excellent.

I'll wait on the service for it to grow and mature and continue to keep my eye on EA then I might give it a go.

But of course that's just me though.
Palitera  +   480d ago
"when you play a trial through EA Access, you're playing the real game for a limited time, five days before the release date"

FFS. They pretty much confirmed that they are simply pushing the public release dates to one week later and charging consumers to play the game in the otherwise actual and only release date.

If you disagree, please answer how do you think they'd be able to let someone play the FULL GAME one week "earlier".
gootimes  +   480d ago
It looks cool.

I hope Sony allows EA access on PS4, or changes the price and payment model on NOW.

Because honestly I like the idea of PS Now more, the variety of publishers and games etc... But the pricing options are horrendous, which is where EA Access is much better right now.
Grown Folks Talk  +   480d ago
@Palitera, disc based games go gold well before release. That street dated copy of Madden is sitting in the locked closet at GameStop days before you're allowed to buy it. Only difference here is it's digital, & they upload it early instead of release day.
Volkama  +   480d ago
And good to know the vault is going to expand, rather than cycle out games. I'm in.
its_JEFF  +   480d ago
@AngeliclceDiamond Wait, you're telling me that EA said any AAA title they release gets put in the Vault for your playing for $30 a year? So if EA ships 6 AAA titles next year they're all gonna be in the Vault for you at $30 a year?

Cause I didn't see that anywhere, from my understanding they're only putting older titles in the vault and it's only a certain amount at a time... or did I miss something?
mcstorm  +   480d ago
this sounds like a good deal. I may look at this in 12 months time but it depends on what games get put on the service and how long after release but a step in the right direction imo. not for everyone but better to have the option than not.
Godmars290  +   480d ago
You're also talking about paying $30 a year to play selected parts of one new game for, say 2-3 hours, five days before its full release.

Yes, you're given access to a few older games and discounts towards DLC and microtransactions, but the thing is that again all real control is up to EA. With microtransactions if not DLC being recurring costs.
Dread  +   480d ago

dude dont be so Daff, you know very well that the early access is not the only thing u get for $30.00. You also get access to a library of older EA games.
Sayai jin  +   480d ago
@Godmars- It sounds like you are making assumptions. Where did you see anywhere about only being able to play a game for 2 to 3 hours for the 5 day early access? Also, a person with EA Access receives 10% off not only DLC and micro-transaction, but off of full digital game downloads.
darx  +   480d ago

"You're also talking about paying $30 a year to play selected parts of one new game for, say 2-3 hours, five days before its full release."

No your not you are paying to play EA games via a digital download the rest is just icing on the cake.
Gozer  +   480d ago
I went ahead and bought a 1 year sub last night. $2.50 a month is a steal for what this service is going to become. Also found out that the price of my sub will never change, as long as I renew each year. So if they raise the price in the future, my price will stay the same.

This service is a great idea for everyone involved. MS has it exclusively, that will bring them X1 sales. Gamers get a 10% discount on digital games, and dlc. As well as early access to new EA titles. And access to EA games that retailers have stopped ordering. EA will benefit because its a way to make money on games that retailers have lost interest in ordering. Its genius, and a helluva value for gamers.

If you bought 5 new EA titles with the 10% discount within a year, it would pay for a 1 year membership. That's not even taking into account getting dlc with the discount. Or the games that are offered in the Vault.

Its clear that sony didn't want this service on PSN, because it would compete with PS Now. They want their install base all to themselves. Truth is, Sony nor MS can offer a better value. Simply because they have to buy from a host of publishers to get their free content for PS+, and Games with Gold. EA is a publisher that puts out a lot of content each year. It costs them nothing to put the games that are no longer being ordered by retail into the Vault. On the contrary, it lets them make money on games that would have otherwise been dead and gone.


Regardless of the amount of time given on a game during the Early Access period. I promise you gamers everywhere will be flocking to Twitch, and Youtube to see a game they are interested in before its release. The obvious is that some games aren't going to get as much time, because EA doesn't want you to beat the game before its even released. They have stated that the allotted time will vary from game to game. Its certainly not the second coming, but it is a nice little bonus on a service that is already a tremendous value for gamers.
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4Sh0w  +   480d ago
"They pretty much confirmed that they are simply pushing the public release dates to one week later"

As Grown Folks stated, games go "gold" awhile before their actual release date but lets say you are right, doesn't every pub control when the want to release a game? Consumers who have to wait 1 more week still get the full game for their $60 as always.

"You're also talking about paying $30 a year to play selected parts of one new game for, say 2-3 hours, five days before its full release."

-I'm not sure what the exact time limit will be but I wouldn't expect they just give you 5 full days to beat the game. Whatever time limit its still pretty sweet to get to play a new AAA game 5 days early to give you and idea how the gameplay feels/do you like it. Plus you're completely ignoring the other valuable incentives you get for $30.
ABizzel1  +   480d ago
I have to say I'm not to keen on this as it stands, and the value of this service for me is definitely wagering on the Vault, which reading between the lines means they're only going to add good games when they need to sucker you in.

Early access sound great, but then it becomes am I really paying $30 a year to play sports games, and the occasional EA game 5 days early. Game wise they have franchises like EA Annual Sports -_-, TitanFall, Battlefield, Army of Two, Pop Cap games, Crysis, Dead Space, Need for Speed, The Sims, Bejeweled, Kingdoms of Amalur, Mass Effect, Medal of Honor, SSX, Syndicate, Black and White, Mirror's Edge, and more. So they have a lot of IP's, but personally I look at this list and there are only a few must haves for me, that release maybe every two years. This service seems more for the EA sports fan, and those who want to pay $5 for the month a game the like comes out.

The main problem I have with this service is that it can quickly become a me too service, and if Activision, Ubisoft, Capcom, Sqaure, Konami, and other big publishers (even Nintendo / Sony / and MS) it could be nightmarish / or highly beneficial (more than likely nightmarish).

If anything the Vault should have their entire PS360Wii line-up included if possible once it goes gold.

I'm watching carefully, and I'm sure the entire industry is as well.
3-4-5  +   480d ago
If nobody subscribes, they can't make money on it, and it will stop existing as a service.

Do people really NOT comprehend this ?

I think this "service" only really serves EA.
Godmars290  +   480d ago
Except just as some are defending it here, not seeing what the problem with it is, too many general consumers will buy into it as well.
Dread  +   480d ago
You guys do realize that u are simply speculating.

Of course, u speciulate that it wont work becasue you hate MS. Specially Godmars290 who has a very evident anti-MS agenda.
Sayai jin  +   480d ago
@Godmars - I don't see why you think people are defending it. These people just have a different opinion than you. At least they were given an option to opt in to the program for themselves.
Gozer  +   480d ago
"If nobody subscribes, they can't make money on it, and it will stop existing as a service.

Do people really NOT comprehend this ?

I think this "service" only really serves EA."

Lets get real here. This service is a benefit for all parties involved.

MS will benefit from having it exclusively. When MS, and EA marketing start getting the word out about the amazing value of this service, there will be people that buy the X1 for it. You would be flabbergasted at the amount of money some people spend on buying MUT card packs, and Fifa Ultimate Team card packs. There are Fifa Twitch channels that are nothing but watching people open card packs, its crazy. These people will buy an X1 just for the discount, and early access.

EA will benefit because this service doesn't cost them anything, and will mostly be profit. When retailers stop ordering copies of an EA game, it wont be long before that title will be added to the Vault. Why? Because that's the point where the game stops making them money. By adding a game to the Vault, a once dead title will have a new pool of consumers, that might subscribe to the service, or buy DLC, thus maximizing a titles profit.

The real winners of this service are gamers. For a dirt cheap sub price, gamers will get to play all EA games at some point. If your like me, I only buy Madden every few years, but now Ill play it every year for a dirt cheap price. Then there are the other EA Sports titles that for the price, Ill certainly give them a try. Boxing, golf, hockey, basketball, football, soccer, racing, mma, am I missing any? You have EA published arcade titles to add to the list. Then there are popular titles like Battlefield, Dragons Age, Mass Effect, Mirrors Edge, Star Wars Battlefront, etc Add the Early Access and you wont need to read another review for an EA title, because you will have already played the game, and made your purchase decision. And if, and when you decide to buy a title new, you get a 10% discount on the game, and its dlc.

The only party that's going to hurt a little from this service, is the used game part of retail. X1 owners that are EA Access members wont have much reason to purchase used EA games.
FanboyKilla  +   480d ago
lol i have it. its a good deal. traded in my bf4 and never bought fifa or madden so good deal for me. bf4 im back baby. its extra, its optional, its a good deal, whats your problem? lol i know what it is. green is ugly on you.

hey anyone on xbox one who wants to try ea access right now pm me, ill hook you up.
Bonkerz  +   480d ago
Great program, great value. Those 5 day trials are going to be awesome, playing a game early can save you 65$ if you dont find it worth the money. Also whatever you do in the trials gets transferred to the actual game. 10% off all purchases, and the vault is definitely awesome. All around great program by EA, nice job.
SniperControl  +   480d ago
10% off purchases on already price inflated games!
Origin(also owned by ea) add around £15-20 to the price, i bought Titanfall PC(hardcopy) for £35 from amazon, origin were charging £55, Sims 4 LE is £38 on Amazon, origin is £50, FIFA 15 is £35, origin is £50.
Even with the 10% discount, you still save money on buying the hardcopy versions.
I wish people would stop saying the 10% is a bonus for subscribing to EAA, you are getting ripped of people.
Bigpappy  +   480d ago
Those 5 day trials are long Demo's of the actual full game, for 5 day. so you know what you are buying or skipping. What it does for me, is make game reviews (opinions) even more irrelevant.
Barnaby-Jones  +   480d ago
The more I hear about EA Access, the better it sounds. Definitely gonna subscribe.
Volkama  +   480d ago
Almost too good. Makes me think twice about buying their games new.

Subscription plans like this are a great way forward, but I must admit I'm surprised to see EA go in with such a good value starting point.
caseh  +   480d ago
"Moore also reiterated that EA has no plans to remove games from The Vault. "I think one of the key things is that once a game goes into the Vault it stays there, it's not going to be taken out, that's a commitment we've made."

To be honest, that nails it for me. It's an absolute bargain for £20 a year. As a PS4 owner I have to say that Sony's decision to snub it because it isn't "good value to a PlayStation gamer" is clearly to protect their own agenda. I don't want a ton of subscriptions and given the choice of this or PS Now, PS Now would be brushed aside.
ghostface9  +   480d ago
Even better news was already going to get this day one
ThatOneRiggaNob  +   480d ago
Lol @ the people hating on EA Access because they were so sure that the vault titles would be switched out. EA Access is extremely good value if you enjoy their sports games and other titles.
Sayai jin  +   480d ago
Indeed, it seems like a lot of assumptions and hate, but I think many more are excited about the programs potential. Not sure why people are up in arms...oh wait
MELMAN26  +   480d ago
@sayai join
Lol....u know it's exclusive to MS.'s EA
equal_youth  +   480d ago
i seriously hope ea access fails. i don't think this is the right way and will only bring back the drm talk microsoft has been trying to control the past year. but yet nobody seems to care. maybe because all people who didn't wanted it the first time switched already to ps4.

edit: i would like to know if you need xbox live to play those games online. i know that u don need live to subscribe to ea access but what about playing them.
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caseh  +   480d ago
It may not be the right way to go but it's bound to be a success, the price is a day one sub as far as i'm concerned.
Chris12  +   480d ago
@ equal youth

The games play just like any other, ie, you don't need gold for single player but you do for online multiplayer
AngelicIceDiamond  +   480d ago
"i don't think this is the right way and will only bring back the drm talk Microsoft has been trying to control the past year."

The future will be very grim for you because Sony supports DRM just as much as MS. You can deny all you want. Sony just capatalize on MS giant mistake is all they still have plans for DMR in the future.

DRM isn't a MS thing, it never was just a MS thing. Sony and MS will flip that switch when everything's in order and when the market gets there. You can tell your friends and everyone else to stop buying digital but I dunno how successful you'll be with that.

Look at the agenda. Sony supporting pre-order digital downloads and soon MS.

There's nothing we can do about it.

Unless you go back to PS2, OG Xbox, PS3 and 360 hardware and games.
MELMAN26  +   480d ago
+1 well said.....I have been saying this for almost a year distribution is the future whether we like it or is coming. MS problem was that they tried it to soon withought any real incentives. People need a good reason to go digital and price is a good incentive. If MS said that all digital games will be $45 I am sure a lot more people would have jumped on board. Sony did nothing but capitalize on MS marketing mistakes.

DRM is coming #dealwithit.
Ippiki Okami  +   480d ago
"The future will be very grim for you because Sony supports DRM just as much as MS"

oh my, another brainwashed mouth breather. Digital distribution is COMPLETELY different from forced online for hourly license checks for games(MS DRM) or a rental service(EA Access).

Digital distribution is here to stay and the steam system is the way its going to go with consoles and it won't be what EA or MS want.

PS4 sales are proof nobody wants MS DRM and nobody will prefer renting over ownership/game sales.
SquillieDeeWilliams  +   480d ago
Why on Earth would you want this to fail? Its a good option for people that are interested in EA games, and its just that, and option. You will still be able to buy disc and the normal price per usual if you wish. I personally prefer subscription based services such as this. For example, I haven't bought a cd or mp3 since spottily launched and I'm loving every moment of it. Believe it or not, there are a lot of people who are ok with this business model, especially as an option.
stormfire78412  +   480d ago
He most likely wants it to fail because Sony decided for him that he doesn't need it
Testfire  +   480d ago
@stormfire, or because he correctly sees that a digital future is one with less consumer rights and more restrictions.
Grown Folks Talk  +   480d ago
Which nobody cares about in any medium except gaming. Every market is trending, or has trended digital, & people buy in.
equal_youth  +   480d ago
i agree on the music streaming and i also use amazon prime for streaming but i am more worried about where we are going as a hole. its not so much about sony and ms for but i have an obvious doubt about ms and the stuff they came out with last year and now ea comes and gives us exactly that.
but ur right people should have the option for themselves.

sry but my blood goes apesh*t as soon as i hear about the 'golden digital age'
GUTZnPAPERCUTZ  +   480d ago
IMO DRM will happen, weather it be this gen or next, it will happen for the better. MS just jumped the Gun early, WHEN Cloud computing becomes a reality is when an always online machine will become acceptable and logical.
Wikkid666  +   480d ago
I've already downloaded 3 out of the 4 games. So the $30 has paid for itself already. But keep them coming EA!
BillytheBarbarian  +   480d ago
Can you have access without Xbox live gold?

People aren't against live sales prove that since 2006. They we're against not having a choice between physical and digital. They have choice now but more and more are going digital which means DRM is slowly winning anyways. It was coming it's just now people are embracing it versus going to gamestop. I see no one complaining about reselling games they're renting with PlayStation plus. Anyone who has a new console now and complained about x1's launch are now sheep to the wolves.

Xbox one is getting what it wanted the long way around because last year was too soon for feeble minds to comprehend the future of gaming. Music, movies, and now games.
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iamnsuperman  +   480d ago
No to get the game. But gold is required to play them online (like any other game)
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ceedubya9  +   480d ago
Yes. You just won't be able to play any online portion of the games.
Wikkid666  +   480d ago
Yes... Gold isn't needed. Gold is only need for Online Multiplayer.
Pascalini  +   480d ago
Yes you can but not the online obviously
HollywoodLA  +   480d ago
I, like the majority of consumers DO NOT own an xbox, nor plan on owning one this gen. So I guess the news is interesting -- but it's rather irrelevant.

If EA wants to make any actual gains this gen, they should figure out a way to get their service on a Playstation console. Short of that, you're not going to see any substantial gains in the market. Unless you like supporting a trailing console brand that is LITERALLY dying globally lol.

No PS4, no Wiiu -- only xbox lol. GREAT business move. Way to maximize profits lol...
Brim  +   480d ago
you must enjoy losing bubbles ... and sounding ignorant all at the same time ...
HollywoodLA  +   480d ago
So you CAN'T contradict ANYTHING I've said?

Lol... good to know.

: )
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SquillieDeeWilliams  +   480d ago
FYI, your beloved Playstion brand said no to this service so they can charge you $5 to play a PS3 game for 4 hours, just saying'...
fonger08  +   480d ago
They tried to get on the PS4, Sony turned it down... don't why you would think EA would try and make this work a business partner who has no interest in it at this moment... Besides what does EA have to lose if just offered on the Xbox? The sure as heck aren't going to offer it on the WiiU, the only next logical step would be the PC.
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christocolus  +   480d ago
I wonder why you love trolling xbox articles and you never have anything reasonable to add.

According to your comment above the console is dying but yet here you are trying so hard to act like this programme being on xbox one aint bothering you.

Stick to articles you find interesting,there are numoerous ps4 articles out there..find one of them and go post your biased comments there..or you could grow up and learn to post relevant comments so others can reply without going offtopic. Ok?
Knucklez504  +   480d ago
LMFAO this has been the dumbest fanboy comment of the week
seatunt  +   480d ago
lol and down goes another bubble... did you essentially just copy and paste this statement from the last EA Access story?

OT: I kind a wish I could afford an Xbox1 now, seems like a legit deal, and I love EA SportsBall franchises.
no_more_heroes  +   480d ago
Unfortunately, Sony already said no to having it on the ps4, because it "wasn't a good value for Playstation Gamers."

Still holding out hope though...
mrpsychoticstalker  +   480d ago

Your comment is proof of how disappointed you are with the fact that Sony didn't give you the option to sign up to EA Access. They have been listening to their fans but even the most loyal hard-core Sony fans know that Sony messed up with this, as well as the pricing for PSN.

Perhaps you are the majority but still you are the only one missing this great valuable service, that promises to be very successful. This is perhaps why you really don't want it to succeed with comments such as "way to maximize profits..."

Watch and see...
stormfire78412  +   480d ago
But they tried to get their service on the ps4, and they were told no by Sony.....but from what I have been reading alot of ps4 owners want ea access
Dewitt  +   480d ago
How is the console dying when it is launching in 26 countries in a month, or the fact that it has sold the most consoles of any Xbox platform to date in the time span. Everyone is all doom and gloom, but then when they actually try to articulate why they think MS is failing it doesn't make a damn bit of sense. Also, Sony says they don't want this and EA is happy to oblige.

OT: I was a day 1 subscriber in the preview program and EA Access is awesome. Downloaded Madden, FIFA, BF4 which I traded in earlier this year, for half the price of a new title. Plus I get all the other titles coming to the vault, a discount on all EA titles and early access to games.
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SoapShoes  +   480d ago
Ummmmm are all the people saying this is good just a bunch of Xbox fanboys? This service is not great at all.
Brim  +   480d ago
what's wrong with it?..
Knucklez504  +   480d ago
explain how? silly people make such dumb comments but can NEVER explain it
xx4xx  +   480d ago
Ok....i disagree with your short, information-less, troll statement. But let's explore further:

EA Access:
$4.99 1 month
$29.99 12 months

Playstation Now: (Beta Pricing per game)
$2.99 4 hours
$5.99 7 days
$7.99 30 days
$14.99 90 days
Julion0715  +   480d ago
Hold on the service not great 30$ a month for 4 triple A titles and more to come hmm and I got 40$ at GameStop from trading in my bf4 which is in the vault lol how on earth can you argue that this is not a good service smh not mention 10% off and games 5 days early plus discounts on EA game add on. You must be on dope to hate on this
Brim  +   480d ago
"when you play a trial through EA Access, you're playing the real game for a limited time, five days before the release date."

this seems 2 be overlooked by many ... I'm unsure of how this will go on one hand i get to play madden 15 earlier then anyone else without having to search mom and pop stores in the area and paying $20 + more dollars for the game... on the other hand they're putting an amount of time that i can play the game while i have it before others... i just hope the time is reasonable...
AutoCad  +   480d ago
I believe that limit only applies to certain type of games,like single player games (dragon age).Why would they give you a single player game that u can beat during that 5 day trial without a limit,only takes money away from them
Brim  +   480d ago
sounds right but i would have loved for them to say that rather then saying what they said ... but I'm sure thats how it will be
mopground  +   480d ago
if they allowed even 12-15 hours people would beat the game and wouldnt buy it in the end. Just like how some bookstores allowed for 1 week returns, people would read the book in a week and return it. People are wolves waiting to devour whats ever dumb enough
AutoCad  +   480d ago
This what value is all about..
XStation  +   480d ago
I can't wait until it's out of beta, since I didn't get invited to it lol.
Wikkid666  +   480d ago
Just do the XBO preview program. All members are invited to do the Access beta.
xx4xx  +   480d ago
Not really sure why there is so much negativity regarding this OPTIONAL app.

Oh...i's not on PS4. Don't worry, we'll see the value that Now adds when thye charge you $7 for 2 hours of gamelplay. That's value.
Pinkdolphinyfg  +   480d ago
The best thing about it is if both you and a friend are subscribed to Ea acces then you have a vault of games you could play together and not having to worry about owning certain games.
HugoDrax  +   480d ago
""I think one of the key things is that once a game goes into the Vault it stays there, it's not going to be taken out, that's a commitment we've made." - Moore

That is what I'm talking about, now that's value :-)
Dlacy13g  +   480d ago
EA Access already for me is a good value. I look forward to future titles coming to the vault. And one thing that this has done for me for sure.. I won't be going to Gamestop looking for used copies of sports titles moving forward.
LazyGoron  +   480d ago
Maybe I am the stupid one... but I don't want to pay $5 a month/$60 a year (or even $30) for:
1) Year old sports games
2) Year old yearly released shooters
3) "limited access, 5 days before the game releases" to new yearly shooters and sports games

AKA for #3 - you get the "full game" but with something (not specified) "limited". What does this mean? Seems like a scam, I get either limited time to play or there is limit to how far I could progress. I've beating games in less than 5 days and I am sure others have too. They have to prevent people in some manner from beating these "free early access" games before the retail release as most of your hardcore user base would sign up and beat select new releases without ever even purchasing the game.

The people who think this is a good deal are the same people who think the cloud, DX12, and eSRAM are going to help the X1. Can't fathom the people who think that paying a company to regulate your use of their product as opposed to buying it outright and owning it is a good thing.

The part about what's in the vault stays there is the only respectable thing I've heard about this idea.
Spid3r6  +   480d ago
So I hear Activision is next in creating this service...looks like PS Now will be obsolete right out of the gate.
Godz Kastro  +   480d ago
I traded in BF4 and Ghosts to gamestop and got nearly 50 with this add on bonus they have. 30 went toward EA Access which gave me 4 games and i still have 20 left over. Purchased outlast.

That same day GwG dropped two free games on me. I ended up with a total of 6 new games between the two. The only game im not playing is Fifa but I will try it. Playing madden, bf4 and peggle (awesome game) with ea access and I have it for a whole year.

Sorry but thats a steal, felt like i ripped them off somehow :)
DJustinUNCHAIND  +   480d ago
I'm so glad I signed up for this.
mx104  +   480d ago
Does anyone know if ea access includes all the dlc for battlefield 4
n4gusername  +   480d ago
I really want this option on PS4. It isn't a great deal for everyone, but I'd bite.
jnemesh  +   480d ago
They are still shitty, buggy EA games infested with microtransactions and pay-to-win mechanics. No thanks.
Team_Litt  +   480d ago
Cool, don't come back then.
koliosis  +   480d ago
Ea Access is the calm before the storm!!!
Majin-vegeta  +   480d ago
This is good for xbox players :)
ichizon  +   480d ago
This is the same thing that they announced in their original press statement. I don't see the news.

Their launch day statement said: "Each game is different, so each game’s trial will be, too. In some titles you’ll be able to play one of the game's modes for a limited time, while other times you can jump right into the full game." And they added to The Vault about games being there to stay via twitter right afterwards:

I also see they have the word "demo" confused, since it doesn't mean "stand-alone chunks of the game meant to give you a taste but don’t provide the full experience." A demo is a proprietary programme that is provided on a limited basis. The very fact that it's limited by time makes it a demo, regardless of whether it has all the functions of the full game or not.

All this is just talk though. We'll see it in action for ourselves soon enough. It's already a success. EA just needs to not mess it up, and hope that Sony (and Nintendo) accepts the model eventually. That may be years ahead though.
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