Madden 15 is headed out to gamers on August 26. With EA Access, gamers can get an early look at the game, unfortunately, it's not for long.
I have not keeping up to date with the EA access stuff but is it basically you download the full game 5 days early and have access to it for 6 hours during those 5 days then you pay to get the unlock key on release day.
Thats an okay amount…Not a lot but enough to get a good idea of the game…I don't know why people thought they would get an unlimited amount of time on every upcoming EA game
wait...the early access is only 6 hours long?! hahahahahaha
That is longer than no hours at all. In 6 hrs you can get a good idea if a game like Madden lives up to your expectations, and it would be pretty cool to try a game like DAI a week before it launches for 6 hrs and decide if the game is worth the purchase on your own rather than what people tell you.
you do realize that before this EA would often launch their demos a week before the game came out? if not longer...you realize by purchasing EA access you are f*cking over gamers everywhere...right? you guys are amazing consumer whores. and yeah, i realize that a "demo" doesnt offer "everything" but, does 6 hours offer everything? sh*t like this makes me think PSNow is priced fairly. Unbelievable.
Wow @ 6hrs early access. Talk about TIMED exlclusive sheesh. Why is it restricted for 6hrs that makes 0 sense.
Because everyone in EA access has access to try the FULL game out... Then decide if you want to buy. What did you want, enough time to finish a whole season? Who would even buy SP games anymore..
Apologies i misunderstood how this worked. 6hrs is cool if you are trying the game. I thought you pay for the game get it a week early then play it for 6hrs and then have to wait another week to keep playing. As you can see that makes 0 sense
if you can experience the "full" game in 6 hours...the game isnt worth your purchase.
So 6 hours x5 days = 30 hours of gameplay you get to experience before everybody else. HOW THE HECK is 30 hours not enough time to "get used" to the game ? I don't have EA access, and never will get it but this is just dumb to complain about.
No, you 6 hours to play in those 5 days not 6 hours everyday. Its still good enougg to try out the games and decide if you want to buy the full game
^its six hours total.
ahh then that does suck very bad.
If you can't decide if you like a game after 6 hrs then I think you might have a tough time making much more important decisions. Seriously, I think some people are looking for reasons to complain, that's much more generous than I thought it would be, hell I suspect non sports games/SP experiences will be shorter or you might be able to rush through and play most of the games, if not finish.
EA have always said it's limited time with early access . And sheesh how's that first comment trolling?
There is a ton of backlash going on towards this news and i am confused because this is exactly what EA said it was. The only thing thats not for sure is if you get the option to purchase and play the entire game early
i just hope this service fails. say goodbye to demos from ea. they have a service for that its called ea access. edit: sry at people that get offended by my post i just hate on EA for some obvious reasons :/
So your bitching about access to a limited demo but a service that offers many things including early access to the full version of the game? Demos took away from actual development of a full game. People love to complain just to complain.
" Demos took away from actual development of a full game" - some guy whos never released a game in his life.
ur crying cuz it's not on ur preferred console. go sign a petition!
i am crying because greed burns in my eyes.
So they're getting rid of free demos , replacing that with a subscription service that will offer just 6 hours worth of gameplay. Hope this trend doesn't continue with other publishers.
i think its worth it to be able to test out the full game and see how you like it. thats only one small feature of the service but its still a great addition.
ea's premium service used to let you buy a game 5 days early and play it for an unlimited amount of time, then when it normally releases they unlock the multiplayer part of the game. At no point did they limit playing time. But hey, EA access is all about the customer. Only spend $300 in a year before you zero out, any more you spend after that and you start saving a few dollars. But hey, they give you super old free games that you've already bought and you get to play a game for 6 hours a whole week before release! Sign me up!!! if you disagree, please state why. I'll be waiting for a valid response in who can approve of EA's robbery...
Typical idiotic response. The value in EA Access is the games vault. If you've already bought them don't sign up for the service. It's not that hard.
how many ea games come out each year? if you like any sports game, most likely you'll buy it soon after release. But hey, EA will give it to you for free a year later! And on top of the nonexistent discounts, YOU don't even know if EA will continue the free games after this beta. There are only the 3 or 4 confirmed games, anything can change after the beta and they could just provide 1 year or 2 year old games that you would have probably bought by the time they're released for free. But thanks for calling me the idiot!
He called you an idiot because you are acting like one.
@inthezone It's already confirmed the games won't be deleted after the beta and as I said, if you've already got them or don't want them, don't sign up. It's called CHOICE. In the UK it's £20 a year. Not everyone has a bottomless wallet to buy the latest games. If you either don't have these games, or have just bought an XB1 and don't have a lot of cash for games, then it's a great deal. You posts are so anti-EA you can't, or don't want to see the value. It certainly doesn't suit everyone but there are a lot of people for whom this is a great proposition.
If you think it's robbery then don't sign up, it's an optional subscription
Thank you! $5/mth just to try it is good IMO. I'm doing so
@Zone, You could just as easily be talking about PS+. What's the difference?
You couldn't say Games with Gold hmmmmm your bias is showing as always
Games with Gold is not a game subscription service. PS+ and EA Access are. Since it's introduction, Live has been an online matchmaking service. If you want to play online with any Xbox, you pay the Live sub fee. Games with Gold was introduced towards the end of last year and gives subscribers on the Xbox 360 free game downloads which are theirs to keep even if they don't re-subscribe. Games with Gold was marketed by Microsoft as a thank you gift to subscribers. PS+ was introduced as an optional subscription game service on the PS3. It had no bearing on PSN and wasn't required for match making since it was free to play online with the PS2 and PS3. With the PS4, Sony made PS+ a requirement to play online. If you didn't find the value in Plus previously, the choice was removed if you simply wanted to play online with your friends. As far as "bias" is concerned, not seeing the value in EA Access and seeing the value of Plus on the PS4 is as biased as you can get. Comparing Games with Gold to Plus is also biased since GWG cost Live subscribers nothing. It was an added perk to the match making service. Not caring that Sony made their game rental service mandatory to play online is just hypocrisy. Sony has been taking more choices away and been much more anti-consumer with the PS4 and fans have said nothing.
Dude live is and has ALWAYS been a subscription pay gate service. You paid a subscription to play online. They only improved it with GwG to add much needed value. You could have just named both services and been completely right, excluding ms subscription is beyond telling, as well as that weak dribble you spat out about the subscriptions.
No one is subscribing to Live for the Games with Gold. PS+ was an optional game subscription service prior to the PS4. EA Access is an optional game subscription service now. It is completely ignorant to think Live is being promoted as a sub service. It is still the mandatory pay service to play online with an Xbox. The free games are a new feature to the service and not the selling point. The new feature PS4 gamers received was the loss of choice to subscribe to Plus. It is now the pay wall for Playstation owners.
And then it will be free when the next Madden releases (or atleast that is how I interpret it). Am I wrong?
other than the current 4 free games, no one even knows what they'll get, if they do get anything later. To play a game early you must buy it first. Then they grant you 6 hours of playtime a week before release. That only applies to games you have bought.
"To play a game early you must buy it first." NO you don't need to buy the game, you just need to subscribe to EA Access
So EA said that the paid demos for FIFA 14 and UFC that showed up in July were just an accident, but coincidentally they were listed for the same price as one month of EA Access. Seems like it wasn't much of an accident after all.
6 hour demo!!! I knew when EA had a demo on live for $5.00 was not a mistake, then came EA Access was a way to sucker gamers, you have gamers saying Oh it's a Good Deal,.. Bull Sh--the It's NOT a good deal $5.00 month or $30 a year might look good, Now add everyone that makes games release there own Access!!!! Then what you got???? Cost that hurts gamers, it's not just EA in time, I'm not a Sony fan I do have a ps4, but maybe Sony was Right by telling EA NO!!!! I think im waiting till madden is preowned to even buy this year, we keep supporting EA on this crap we lose,... It Just make me sick over the cost to play a 6 hour demo,.. Was sick that EA screwed us gamers without demo this year... F~~<<kin 6 hour Demo that cost you to play!!!!!! OMG Really EA...I guess if all your games suck because of all the bugs you have to make your money some place,...must hate it that it's at the gamers cost...
The whole problem with your post is you keep calling it a damn demo. it is the full version of the game you wouldn't have accessed to with a demo that is limited. So your logic is issue with access to a optional subscription that gives you 6 hours to the full game & opportunity to purchase at %10 off vs paying full price for the game after it launches?
You sir are intelligent. You nailed it in my opinion. I was smart enough to realize that if I purchased a one month subscription to EA Access I would get early access to......You guessed it the whole freakin game of Madden 15. If I find after six hours that madden is not what I expect it to be (gameplay, modes, online connectivity etc.) I can simply not buy the full version of the game, and not purchase the full subscription to EAA. Also, I have never played the games that are available in the vault on next gen systems until now, but have found all of them to be great. Plus they are free! As of now I am happy with the reliability and potential of the service. I see it as a good way to play old (games that have been patched) and new games at the same low monthly fee while still having the freedom to purchase other games that are not available on EAA to occupy my time. This can be a win win for some gamers.
You are getting full access to a brand new game to try it out for 6 hours. Are people really complaining over this. This is just ONE of many bonuses to getting all of the vault games access for $30 a year. If you are still complaining about it, remove your head from your rear.
I am just waiting on this to hit my vault. Come on Thursday :D
6 hours is more than I thought they would give. They announced when this program was announced that some games would have full access, some would be time limited and some might just be a set slice of the actual game like MP only or SP only. I thought for sure Madden would be limited to 2 hours of play. 6 hours is more than enough to give me a good taste of the game prior to its real launch.
6 hours is plenty to determine whether to stick with M25 and M15 since you can play them side by side. I will be lucky to have 6 hours of available time.
Yeah but if you game online you will be enticed to have the latest rosters ready to go. Hence the reason most madden players upgrade from year to year. Happy gaming and add me if you end up buying 15. Project Storm on XB1 and Penguin64 on PS4.
6 hours is plenty of time to check out a game and see if its good or not. why are people hating on this?
I think most of them expected the full game with no restrictions for at least 3 days similar to the EA Season Ticket(They are offering Season Ticket this year also, http://www.easports.com/fif... Most of you guys are countering with 6 hours is enough... What do you expect them to allow you to play the whole game? Well they did allow you to play the full game with no time limit for the Season Ticket. If EA was okay with that I don't see why they have to limit it to 6 hours for sport games. I could understand the argument for single player games like Dragon Age though.
Do you really think only 6 hours will sell me an xbone? Lol. Jesus, the fanboys were hyped over...nothing.
why r u here?
this is only one part of ea access. the main selling points the vault, the 10% off and early access are just pluses. theyve been upfront about it being a limited amount of time since day one anyways, idk why you guys are acting surprised. oh wait, its just another thing to complain about lol what was i thinking.
6 hours is not the big deal if you look at it in a way as checking out the game, the big deal is EA is forcing EA Access on you to play that 6 hours, Forcing you to pay a price to play junk games that's not selling anymore, That's the big Deal!!! Hey for the guys that pays the price for EA Access more power to you, but Don't cry like a baby if others start a Access type program, I can see it now, have to pay for demos, DLC, n other items, think if only that's only way to get DLC for a game!!! Would suck yea???! NO!!! Just keep handing over money every time a program is setup
A demo of madden was two teams for 3 minute quarters with accelerated clock on, the game would literally last ten minutes. Now you can try the FULL game with all options and all teams for a 6 hour period and people complain. Seriously, who played the demo 36 times to see if they wanted the previous installments?
Stop using all this logic.
Here is nothing for you PS Fanboys please stop
EA access.. why
It's still a demo to me no matter how you spin it.....timed restricted with all features is still a demo to me....I don't know why people are comparing this to something that is actually use for promotion for free like in the xbox live store or psn store. Why do this when you can release a demo for free with the same effects just shorter time or the same. Some people are so blinded by stuff like this when there's obviously trying to rip you off.
A full game is a lot better than 30 second quarters with two teams.
Why is everyone that is against the app is saying $5.00 a month instead of $30.00 a year? Is it because it makes the deal sweeter?
Like i said before 30+60=90 that's how much u guys are paying and if is the full game how come is only two teams
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