During its financial conference call for investors on the second fiscal quarter of 2015, Electronic Arts just announced that the EA access on Xbox One is being considered a success by the company.
It really is a fantastic service. When I didn't have a lot to play, i threw down the $5 and played fifa, and Garden Warfare to hold me over untill Sunset Overdrive. You can't beat the value.
At this moment EA Access is better then PS+ and XBLA Gold combined.
the real funny part was sony saying it wasn't good value , i love having it on xb1
I bought it just for the Fifa 15 trial and its well worth the money only costing me 3 dollars a month (purchased on the the American store) Just got garden warfare last week 3 dollars its a steal really. Downloaded a trial of NBA 15 last night.
I shelled out for the year... Fantastic service.. Gives them some added revenue on games past their prime that are all being sold used.. Plus it can revitalize the online component of an older game..
Agreed, it is definitely a way for EA to combat used games sales. When games are out for 6-12 months people who were only partially interested start buying them used and EA sees no profit. This way people wont buy a used copy of BF4 or NFS: Rivals, instead pay $30 to have the game and more and EA gets paid, not Gamestop or Walmart.
I would like to see numbers though. If they have over 100,000 user, I would also call that successful at this point. It is not something heavily advertised. Reliving mostly on internet chatter
"I would like to see numbers though" why?
It's one thing Sony refusing the service, but gotta wonder why EA haven't got it available on their own Origin platform yet. With their PC catalogue it could be stonking value.
Console gamers are used to subscriptions and renting games , tougher sell on pc.
£20 a year for the mass effect trilogy, crisis trilogy, 2 dragon age games, plants vs zombies garden warfare, some FIFAs and need for speeds, 3 dead space games, tonnes of battlefield games. I don't think it'd be that tough to sell... Also, PC gamers have already embraced digital licensing and all the lack of ownership that comes with it. It's console gamers that cling to discs and resale value.
I thought EA would push to have it on PS4 seeing as Sony really encourages used games.....
Two things. 1) PC gamers I know buy games on the cheap, like really cheap from Steam and don't want any subscription service for their games. 2) I haven't met a person on PC that likes Origin. At all.
"You can't beat the value." We'll see in the coming months if you feel the same way.
why ? i look at it as a 30$ set it and forget it rental service , your going the get all the sports games even if its 8 months atfer release , fifa ,madden,nhl,nba, golf,racing and a fighting game and even if you only get 2 or 3 other titles . thats less than 5$ per game . then you add in the discount and early access its and phenomenal value .
EA Access is one of the greatest things to ever happen on Xbox One to be honest.
Cheer up, things aren't that bad.
Most expectations were at zero so yeah, I guess that's true. - Sanchez
Ha good one... Gobyebyesanchez...
Getting to try dragon age early plus getting a discount is what I'm looking forward too.
Did they announce how many hours you can play the game in that extra week? Just curious
6 hour access to the full game
Thank you kindly.
I agree the service is fantastic and will only get better.
Nice to know subscribers are enjoying but dont worry more publishers are going to do the same, and at that point you'll see the bigger picture.
Well, if you want to blame somebody, it's Sony. They started this subscription model. ... and I agree, if EA Access is successful, there will probably be similar services from companies like Activision or Ubisoft.
Im not placing blame on no one because any company can offer a service of any type, its up to the consumers to support it and I will leave it at that.
"They started this subscription model." WOW. such BS! xbox live was the first subscription service on consoles. It's success is what led sony to make PS+ mandatory on PS4. If EA access is a success expect another DRM console in the future. Sorta like the one EA and Ubisoft encouraged MS to build this gen.
Why worry? Personally I think its a great idea.. Give me the option to pay $200 a year across publishers to play any game I want..
Well I wouldnt say that im worried Im just an old school gamer that just collects games and memoribilia. Something I would worry about in the far future is if some kick ass game is exclusive to having a subscription, I kind of go crazy when I dont have the game I like physically. Im sure a person like me is the minority but dont think im knocking on this I just think more about like physical gaming stuff down the road (collectors or limited edition sku)
@Blank Cheer up mate!!! If pc people have already embraced digital licensing, it's not yet the case console wise :) I'm just like you digital don't mean a dime for me, and as long as disc based game with no steam like shit are here, i'm a happy gamer.
I hope they do. I only buy digital and this service helps on the costs of digital day one a lot.
Fingers crossed other publishers offer similar services, yes. Get Ubisoft on there ASAP, they already have a broad enough catalogue to support it. If enough publishers jump on this bandwagon then we'll finally have a console digital ecosystem that can stand up and be counted in the same breath as Steam.
This is sad to see. Before long the only way to buy games will be digital only through publisher subscription services. $59.99 base game $64.99 base game + multiplayer access $69.99 base game + multiplayer access + dlc pack 1 $99.99 base game + multiplayer access + all dlc EA already is sneaking in these "deluxe" editions for $69.99 that have nothing of value over the main version how long before their msrp is $70?
Have to agreed, it's amazing how people can so easily forget how trash of a company EA can be and has been in the past and even now. Business is like a magic trick, they want you to watch one hand while the other one sets up the big surprise...
It's called magik. Another step forward for 'always online.' Feed the pony! (I don't mean Sony). Digital games hold no value after you purchase them, but at least you won't have a bunch of FIFA 08 cluttering up your shelves. I'd rather keep the street stores alive. welcome to the matrix.
Most publishers are doing this. The funny thing they blantingly do it in people's face. Gamers now of days are to distracted by console wars with who have the better res and gfx. It's funny when you look at it from the sidelines. Especially when they finally notice complain then forgot right when that publishers releasing their next game. Ex Ubisoft season pass watch dogs its a average game but get old fast. It has always look avg with potential to be great but fell shirt like most games how did the internet blow up about. Oh it was buggy ignore the fact the disable features because consoles couldn't hang hype next game because gfx, then rage soon as hear something they don't like, buys the game. The happens constantly . It must be easy to be a publisher this gen. Gfx whores easily distracted hypocrites short attention spans and constantly arguing over platforms that can barely use gfx techniques they been using for years. That's one thing theyre not bold enough to say
I love it. Plants vs Zombies Garden warfare made it even extra special. My kids can't get enough of that game.
I am waiting for more games to be in the vault, not much that appeals to me personally at the moment.
Sony crapped the mattress on this one. I can see why they opted out though. EA games sell better on PS4, so there's no reason to.
Not necessarily. We don't know what Sony has planned, it could be nothing, but we don't know yet. Also this could be the only AAA games that are subscription based on xbox. MS might not even release any AAA games on Games with Gold for Xbone.. Lets see how this all plays out before we all say Sony passed on a great opportunity.
Loving Ea access, the 10% discount alone makes it worth it. Dunno how or why sony thought its not a good value lol
im gonna wait until they get a larger portfolio before i jump in with the ea access thing. it seems to be something of a game changer if done right, but im just not sold on it yet.
Can't go wrong with just $5 to play PvZ, Peggle 2, BF4 for a whole month. I don't see myself ever getting an annual subscription, but for an occasional renewal it is a pretty sweet deal
I actually just got this and for only $5 for a month it is a bargain. Personally it is something I would only get when I could use some games for a few weeks. PvZ is pretty awesome and was worth a month rental alone.
Low expectations then?
Would psn even be able to handle it? I mean it seems to go down with updates... Imagine another service..
great service glad people are jumping on it
'We’re seeing both empyrical and anecdotal data that people that are now members of EA access, have access to games like FIFA and Madden, which says that ordinarily they wouldn’t have gone out and bought them, are now experiencing them and enjoying them and I believe that the next time around when the games will launch they will actually buy them." I think EA will be disappointed there. Those people will play last year's FIFA and Madden once it's made available as part of the package.
Yeah I think they're wrong on that. Sure there might be a few people that fall in love with the game and jump on the bandwagon, but the vast majority of people that would otherwise have ignored FIFA will probably be satisfied with the version is in the vault. Which is still more money than EA would otherwise has taken from them.
Yep, I have EA Access... I play Madden 25, not interested in playing Madden 15... But, then again, I usually play older games.
I will be subscribing to the EA access, in december. Going to do it at the same time as when I renew my gold account ( This is my ninth year on xbl. Cant believe my clan and online friends have known me that long!)
coming up on my tenth year and still loving it.
Well it looks like we may see the same thing come from Ubisoft in the near future. They did talk about they wanted to see how well EA Access did and so far atm, it's working out really well for EA.
wonder what other games will finally show up there.
This service is geared toward casual gamers, if i really like a game, I'll buy it. Kind of like movies. You either like movies and buy them on bluray or just rent them forever. I don't buy every single movie that comes out cuz most of them suck. But I'd rather own Apocalypse Now or Band Of Brothers on Bluray than renting them. I'll never buy COD just rent it, but I will buy the New Uncharted or Last of Us.
Sony really missed the boat and look like fools. "It wasn't a good value so we didn't want it." Good one Sony. EA needs to keep their nose turned up to Sony and keep in business with MS.
Just bought my x1 and didn't want to drop full price on current games. A $5 purchase to play PvsZ and BF4 while I wait for COD:AW and MCC. hell of deal.
It's a great service with excellent value. I find it funny that Sony, who loves gamers no much according to the fanboys, would make a decision on how you all could spend your money. This is one of the best values in gaming period. Sony just didn't want people using it and not giving them the money. Sony is aiming to get profitable for the entire company and they are going to do it off the backs of the sony fanboys. You watch and see.
Your not getting my money EA
Note to EA. As a PS4 owner I don't want "your" EA Access as it would be a wast of money for me and to let you in on a little secret I have my own EA Access and Sony gave it to me and every PS4 owner at no additional subscription cost like the way you and Microsoft take for them poor XBL users. You see I, like all PS4 owners have the Share Play App that allows me to play your games for as long as I want all I need to do is find someone that purchased your game and according to you things at EA are going so well, well it won't take me long. But good luck with the EA Access service, errrr ripoff LOL! But just so you know I do love your well, my EA Access service and I do love Ubisoft Access, Activision Access it's just all great value...you know for the money....thanks!
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