A new title has arrived in the vault bringing the total up to eleven games available to you to play for free.
Awesome, best $30 I've spent this gen
Lots of actual high quality games in there.
EA has done a helll of a job with EA Access , really made it a must have for xb1 owners .
Talk about value. Keep them coming EA.
its defo a bargain EA access and its annoying it isnt on ps4. i would happliy pay it because like now i could sell my fifa 15 for £20-25 and it pays for a years EA access.
Yeah its been great, I played alot of games, mainly sports I wouldn't have otherwise played. Whats even better is I just used it yesterday to try Battlefield Hardline for free, I actually thought it was pretty good, if I buy it I can get a discount with EA Access too.
Love EA access. Best deal in gaming for only $2.50 a month.
Microsoft did the right think by having EA access to be honest i thought it would be a bad service when it started, but EA have surprised people. 13 games now in the Vault. Buy an x box one pay 30 dollars for the year or whatever you have 13 games to play
and discounts plus early access/free trials of brand new games before they hit store shelves
This service is better than I thought it would be. I thought it would take longer for new games to get to the vault and I thought they wouldn't include games like BF4. Proven wrong, and happy to be wrong.
Don't download it guys. It might seem like a good deal, but if you accept EA Access then other publishers will start offering similar services. Before you know it there will be several good deals available, and... that might be a choking hazard?
I'm glad people are enjoying ea access, but like you said I fear more companies will start doing it. Then you will have to worry about ea access, then Activision vault,etc....where you will have to spend tons of money each year on subscriptions. Because you know one of them will think it is a great idea to hold onto a huge game behind one of there services, it is a slippery slope.
"Tonnes of money" this service costs half the price of one new game and offers 13 games with 10% off new ones. You don't have to buy subs for every publisher no one is forcing you.
"Then you will have to worry about ea access, then Activision vault,etc...." -Absolutely terrible logic....so we should be worried that other publishers will offer us a great deal? "Because you know one of them will think it is a great idea to hold onto a huge game behind one of there services" -How would that make sense for any publisher, lets say Activision for example to hold COD behind a sub that costs $30 for a lot of games including COD, instead of releasing it like every year for $60 + tons of $DLC, then of course including it in the sub after sales slow.= lol, another ridiculous assumption. -Then you're also forgetting the obvious which is you don't have to buy every sub if more publishers do this= its called OPTIONS where you pick 'n choose.
there is no slippery slope, no need for fear mongering. these are old titles and those that do not participate in ea access still can buy those games. who cares if activision and others folllow suit, it just means more options. you pay for what you want and microsoft is allowing xbox one users the option of having ea access, they are not deciding for us if it's of value or not.
what??? if other publishers offer a similar deal all the better. Fifa 15 second hand in ireland costs 45 euro if you go to gamestop (and realistically they're the only dedicated game shop in ireland at the moment) it's 34 if you buy off of amazon second hand. EA access costs me 30 a year, i've more than made that back on discounts (tryna stay all digital for ease and i don't trade in so physical has no real benefits for me personally).... it lets me experience games i would never shell out cash specifically for (basketball, american football, peggle) hell i'd rather other publishers do it, it's not a requirement for any games and it lengthens the longevity of the multiplayer portion of the vaulted games
Here's the thing though, all other publishers would have to pump out the same amount of games in volume that EA does. EA does sports, FPS, and RPG's Activision, SE, and Konami, and others do not pump out the same amount of titles across various genre's that EA does. So for these other companies to do a EA Access like services, the amount of games that they produces would have to ramp up considerably. Yes EA is a shady company, but I must admit, they have been pretty good for the past 18months or so.
"Activision, SE, and Konami, and others do not pump out the same amount of titles across various genre's that EA does." -So don't buy their subscription....its not like they will just stop selling retail games. -I truly hope every publisher will give it a try but I'm not going to blindly buy a sub just because they offer one, NO I'm going to wait 'n see if whatever deal they offer is worth the price point. Still there is no logical reason why any Gamer wouldn't want more offers/options to at least consider. I imagine at some point we will all subscribe to a few different services like this, depending on your preference, I certainly would NOT subscribe to more than 2 or 3, I don't have that much free time anyway.
Don't tell people what to do we have a choice that Sony didn't give you, so you have to downplay it. This service costs $30 a year half the price of one new game and offers 13 full games, I would happily pay for this its amazingly priced and the devs get the money rather than GameStop. Even if every publisher offers this no one will force you to buy it. @Volkama: You told Xbox gamers not to download it and then turned everything into a bullsh*t conspiracy to downplay it because its not on your console of choice.
I'm not telling you what to do. I'm offering you helpful and sincere advice. Clearly, really really sincere advice.
Sarcasm. It needs to be taught more in school.
lol, Volkama I got it from the beginning but you should know sarcasm doesn't work very well on this site.
lol i see what you did there.
The more "good deals" there are, the better... Competition would keep the subscription prices low and the catalogs huge. If EA, activision, and Ubisoft all offered this service for $30 a year, I'd be all over it. my yearly spend on games would go down DRAMATICALLY, and I'd actually have several times more games to play ... I'm not sure why people keep suggesting that more services like this would be a bad thing...
Well yeah you'd get access to loads of games at a much lower cost. But at what cost? Won't somebody think of the children?!!
You are telling me that don't get EA Access and save money, because if i do i will save more with other services?? yeah, well, that's not gonna happen bro. Anyway, if you want to stop buying something, that will be DLC Of course, at the beginning of this Gen both consoles claim to sell $60 dlls games, and all i've seen, are 60% games with the other 40% paying extra.
Pretty sad that obvious sarcasm is lost on so many people. lol Well done.
this makes no sense. Even if you just subscribe to the top three for a year at $30: Activision, EA, and maybe Ubisoft - at $90/year for a VAULT of games - you are STILL winning. I dunno about you but "i" hope more publishers actually follow this model. I think everything is moving into a subscription based society. People don't wanna pay for one thing - they wanna pay once for everything.
But what if EA, Ubisoft, and Activision all offer services at $30 a year, and I choose not to subscribe to any of them? Then I wouldn't be winning, and I hate not winning. We need to make sure we don't let that scenario come to pass. Now is the time to make a stand!
Comedy seems to be a lost art.
Woo hooo! Yes! New games! Wait, what? More sports titles?
EA is the sports game giant and they release one for every franchise every year--naturally they will be most common and release the most. For sports fan who don't need the newest games at launch this makes Access that much better of a value (or with discount it pays for itself if you buy a lot of EA games).
Don't be mad that you're not athletic. It's ok to be different.
I haven't really been paying attention to this, won't lie... but damn they're adding some serious stuff to this. Still scratching my head why sony turned this down.
Downloading now! Was playing FIFA 14 last night and was thinking it had to be getting close for 15, lol
If people don't think this is great service, please give me reason why it's not? This is such a great deal.
i agree. How on earth can it be a bad deal. I sold B4 for £25 & bought it for £19-99 months ago, I can now sell FIFA 15 & make more money back & continue playing, crazy amount of value. Dragon Age will be along soon too, & a few hours of the new soon to be released golf will be good while I'm at it.
The only people that don't think this is a great service are people that don't have the option to get it on their consoles. For less than the cost of a cup of coffee per month, you get stuff like Fifa 15, get to play new releases like Battlefront 3 a week early and get savings on digital purchase. What is there not to like?
The reason is the future! Soon you'll have DLC locked behind this or even full games. Yes, so far is optional but it won't last. Just wait untill others star doing this too. IMO this will bite EA in the ass soon enough, I've seen Xbox one owners saying they're gonna stop buying EA's games and wait that they come into the vault. Can't blame them at all. Wait 10 months and have FIFA "free"? Why not? Not all gamers are little kids that have no attention span and patience, most adults can wait easy. I know I can! :) There're lots of them waiting for Dragon Age already! BF Hardline's will come really soon since it's online numbers are falling faster than dotcoms stocks in the early 2000's! When the game sales start coming down then you'll see how this service will change.
I cant wait for games that I really want to play, 10 months is a lifetime for a gamer. I will still buy Fifa 16 on release day, not digital obviously & also get six hours of it before i buy it, just like the upcoming golf, but will sell it on like i have Fifa 15 to pay for the 2016 EA Access & still have the other games they are adding. It's win, win for me at the moment. I do see what your saying, but if they change the format id just cancel, no problems.
"The reason is the future! Soon you'll have DLC locked behind this or even full games. Yes, so far is optional but it won't last. Just wait untill others star doing this too." -If you are familiar with Critical Thinking Fallacies then your comment is a textbook example. #1 If EA changes the current deal in the future then that doesn't change the fact that RIGHT NOW it's a good deal and if *future changes make it bad then simply DO NOT subscribe again. #2 If other pubs follow the current EA sub with ones of their own that means those who choose it will pay LESS MONEY while playing MORE GAMES. -If some other strategy by EA or pubs is to lock DLC behind a paywall well that is NOT what this current EA Access sub is, in that event again don't pay for it. #3 Yes bad things will happen in the future but you should never use that as an excuse for refusing to enjoy good things NOW.
Ea access is getting more tempting, especially since I like sports games but don't like spending 60 bucks on them each year.
EA has been so smart with this , there are some games i'm going to buy regardless so they get my early money , there are some (yearly sports games) i'll never buy so they used them as leverage to get an extra 30$ a year out of me , and i'm happy to do it . so smart EA well done .
I want to subscribe, make it happen Sony
Just get an Xbox. Problem solved. Now u have ea access.
No, maybe it prefers only ps, that's fine and that's WHY sony should allow optional services like this....its not just about buying a X1, if he and more of the fanbase speaks out that can be the catalyst for change which of course will eventually benefit other ps4 owners.
One of the best values in gaming. I have gotten into games I never thought I'd really like or play. I'd even gladly pick it up on PS4 as well, it'd add to my Trophy count. Shame Sony spoke for us all when saying it doesn't represent value. I would have at least liked the option to decide for myself.
This is cool, at this rate I won't have to buy a sports game at launch again.
ms / ea should put a free month with every bundle and have in big letters on the box 10 free games with sub . it would make xb1 very attractive to mom's at walmart , why would i buy this ps4 for 50$ more when i could buy the xb1 10+ games and save 50$ . they probably have this planned for the madden bundle launch . @iistuii your right even a full year isn't going to cost ms that much , and they make it back easy if they lean into the marketing of it .
At £19.99 id give & advertise a year free, showing the 10 games. Your right would be a smart move & a selling point.
They have a ea access bundle planned for this summer
Sweet I have been waiting for Fifa 15 I knew it would come :) ea access just gets better and better!
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