During the quarterly Electronic Arts financial conference call, the publisher talked about the performance of the EA Access subscription service on Xbox One.
EA access is doing so well most likely because it is an amazing service. For $2.50/month ($30/year) you get: -10% off all DLC and digitap game purchases -games added to the vault, many only about 6 months later -Early access to all EA games including Star wars, Mirrors edge, etc. Which give you full access to the game for a set amount of time. (usually 6+ hours) It is a no-brainer for me.
EA could add a couple of single player games to the vault...
They do the MP as a way to drive dlc & extras since games like BF and sports franchises get limited if your not staying up to date with the rest of the player base. I have Access too, and I like it, but I think that's why they haven't pushed to many single player games in the vault......maybe when they get older though
I'm interested in this service but they don't have any games that interest me on there, too much sports. Maybe if they add stuff like Mass Effect 4, Mirrors Edge 2 and Battlefront.
Of course not! Single player games have a longer lifespan. The point in EA access is to give access to outdated games ( eg previous year sport games) with a shitload of DLC at full price. You never stop to pay for games you already have bought or games you never wanted to play in the first place. With EA you pay for a demo which was free years back... And c'mon 10% off? If you are not dumb enough you buy your games on mexican/ hong kong store. But kuddo for EA to make us feel like it's a great deal.
@shaenoide "Single player games have a longer lifespan." That is not at all true. EA Access IS a great deal. You get a discount on new games, as well as dlc. You can drop $5, on a 1-month sub, download and play a new title a week early, and if you want to buy it you get a 10% discount. You install the whole game, not a small chunk of it. There are only time restrictions put on content that can be completed before the allotted early access time is used up. If you buy it, it simply upgrades your license to ownership. Also, the sports games available in the Vault have single player. So does Battlefield 4, Need for Speed Rivals, and Peggle 2. Ill be thrilled when Dragon Age hits the Vault.
Other than Dragon Age what single player game from EA have been released on Xbox One?
"Single player games have a longer lifespan" Counterstrike
@MatthewMk2 To my knowledge, Peggle 2, and Dragon Age: Inquisition are the only strictly single player games EA has released for either next-gen console so far. Feel free to correct me if I am wrong, its not going to bother me. I know there is a multiplayer mode coming to DA:I at some point. EA simply doesn't make many single player only games.
"Single player games have a longer lifespan" Lmao no they dont.
Genuinely fully agree good value for money but Jim brings up some pretty good points because it's EA https://www.youtube.com/wat...
i been subscribed since the day it launched - i almost want more publishers to start doing this for their own games. Might be the new wave
Edit I meant to reply below.
@xbjuan I doubt that, considering Sony wasn't and still isn't interested in EA access, which I would love to have on PS4 but doesn't look too promising.
That's the opposite of what I want. I hope nobody else does this. The amount of mo they subs we have to pay for stuff is getting out of hand. Obviously I'm not just talking games.
@Ciporta 2 games retail at about 100quid. If EA access is the benchmark then I could subscribe to 5 publishers for that price. Or I could choose not to subscribe to any. I hope other publishers follow suit.
Boy do you ever sound like an advertisement for EA access exclusively on XBox One. LOL..
It is only exclusive because Sony declined to participate, so hardly some xbox branded product as you are inferring. Not to mention, I like the product, should I not like it because it is only available on XB1? Especially being that it could just have easily been on PS4.
Sony is a USA based company???
DLC also started as a good deal and look what happened. Just wait when EA access become to big to fail.
When was DLC a good deal? Here's a lil history for you. I dont recall any gamer saying they WANTED DLC, the problem was most devs just all decided to make DLC for their games since last gen because the claim is game dev costs are much higher than previous gens. Still gamers dont want to pay more for their games so DLC was the collective devs/pubs solution. We never asked for DLC but like it or not DLC was never called a good deal and I wish I could say I never bought any but sometimes I had to suck it up because there has been a few select games over the years that I loved so much I thought it was worth the extra cost, that doesnt mean folks are in favor of DLC. Here EA are allowing you to play MORE games for LESS than their retail price. In theory if more publishers offer a discount subscription similar to EA Access then YES you folks like me will pay more subscription fees to multiple pubs but in the long run I would SAVE because I do NOT have to buy as many retail games while still playing more games.
DLC started as a horrible deal. It was like $5 for horse armor in elder scrolls... If EA access becomes a bad deal, people will just end their subscription... No big deal... But right now it's a great deal. If the games interest you, there's no reason not to subscribe.
I think some people can't remember the early days of dlc. They are talking about microtransactions which is when it all started to go bad like you said. Dlc used to be good.
me personally i only enjoy Fifa from EA. so its not a great value for me.. i dont enjoy their shooters that much or any other games they make sorry..
Is FIFA available on access? Just wondering, because it would actually save you money if it were
Doesn't give any subscriber numbers or anything. PR spin is what this is. If EA is happy with what EA Access is doing then proudly show the numbers. lol People are so gullible these days.
As long as it stays like it is, I don't mind it. I can easily handle that other platforms get a week early, but anything more than that, any kind of hiding content behind a paywall and I won't be happy. Considering it's EA partnered with MS I won't be surprised if "paywalling" becomes part of the eventual future.
* At first EA Access was "iffy"/ or ok at best. It's now become completely worth it. I don't have it, but I'd consider it for sure in the future now, with the games it includes at the price it is. * It's = to walking into Block Buster & renting 10-15 games for a YEA....for $30 90's gamers. Remember rentals ? 10-15 games for $30 for a whole year would have been a complete steal/ no brainer back in the day. Yet spoiled kids complain of it now. * It's a legit deal. It just is. Even if you hate Microsoft & EA.
I don't know, I already like owning my games first off and though I own PSN Plus and get many free games from them, I still actually buy many games on disk. Only a few EA games I want to own this gen and I want to own them out right vs a fee every year. I don't mind it with PSN Plus as its mainly with games I wouldn't really even buy. The Vault's games sound great as they stay over time, I just don't want a collection of games that way, not from just one publisher. Some titles I just want to own outright. I don't even buy certain games as digital, no major releases coming this year am I buying digital only (if I got a choice lol). It sounds like a good program for those that are fine with digital and the $30 a year. I'm personally just not sold on it is all, I may never be as I choose retail most times
EA Access is awesome value and i wonder why they even waited this long to start promoting it.They should have started immediately the service kicked off,maybe now they will start including a free month of access to certain EA games and EA/Xbox console bundles.
Back in March GAME in the UK were doing a month of EA access with Xbox bundles. So you could be right.
Nice.I didn't know GAME did that.I guess we will see more deals like that once MS/EA Start promoting the service more.
Generous bunch aren't they, giving you a whopping £1.75 worth of EA Access. :D
It's a great service for the value it offers, they should be promoting it more.
Cool , loving my sub .
Im really pleased wit EA access it has saved me alot of money. Now if we could get ubisoft access pretty sure that would only be on XBO as Sony wont see as value for there customers LMAO
Sure why not Activision too? Maybe Capcom and Square? This is a bad idea! In no time every publisher will start to do this and the gamers will have to pay 20 different subs just to play games
@Dario - yes so true! Having the option to buy a game on its own OR pay a subscription is just awful. I hate choices and options. Death of the industry, choices will be...
You mean gamers will have the OPTION to pay for 20 different subs to a slew of games they may want to play from a different publisher. Stop with the doom and gloom. EA Access is great.
As long as it remains optional, I don't see how this could ever be a bad thing. Even if every publisher does it. It's not like they are forcing you to sign up. If it offers value to you, subscribe. If not, just pass. I don't understand the worry.
Why not Activision, Capcom, or Square? What if I only played games from Capcom? Besides, I don't think publishers are going to stop selling single copies of games any time soon. Do you?
Nahhhh I dont think sony will screw that up again.
Well for once EA and I are both happy with regards to an online service they control. I can honestly say, this has been a great value for me.
EA Access has been a good value. 30 for a year gets you access to a wide range of games (racing, sports, tps, etc) and discounts on EA downloads. It's a great option to have. And people who don't like it can still buy those games on their own. Choice is good.
if ea and ms were smart they have a one month sub with every bundle and 9 free games in big print on the box (small print with sub)
Bout to time they promote it..its a nice perk to owning an xbox one
Well they were hardly gonna start promoting it with Sony.
If you're a sports game fan it's a great value, if not, not so much.
EA access has saved me a ton of money, and gave me a chance to play full games that I otherwise would have skipped altogether. If activision, and ubisoft followed suit, I'd end up saving a ton of money on games ...
I recommend EA Access. Last week i saw Madden 15 on sale for 24.99. If you add 5 dollars more then you better off getting a year of ea access. More games and a free dlc from Battlefield 4.
lol I read this as "extremely pissed" at first
you are priveliged to pay £30 for the entitlement of getting 10% off, old games in vault and having half a day early access for new titles digital only... great stuff sign me up, EA
Yeah, I'm not seeing the value of it either. There are only 10 games in The Vault? Seriously? And 6 of those are sports games? Okay. Peggle and PvZ are not exactly blockbusters either. Only 2 that would be of interest to me, which are BF4 and NFS, which incidentally, I already have. So, okay, I could've saved on them, but when I got them there was no EA Access yet. 10% discount, but you have to buy them digitally which means 10% of the full price (full price where I live is €69.99) while I can get the physical games usually for around €45 to €55, even while pre-ordering. The rather interesting part is the early access, but it's only for 6 hours and you have to buy a digital copy in order to be able to do so. If they added more games (more non-sports titles and/or titles from EA Partners) it could become interesting *for me*.
You answered your own question. If you sell both your games & buy EA Access you get your games back, another 8 on top with more in coming & early access to new releases all for £19-99 a year, which is half the price of one of your games in the UK. How on earth can that be a bad deal.. You also don't have to buy the digital copy of early access. I download the game, play six hours & go buy the cheaper physical copy & carry on playing, it's perfect to see if I want to buy it or not, a lot better than a demo..
@iistuii Ahh, okay, didn't know that you don't have to buy a digital copy to get early access, it basically becomes a free 6 hour demo then which is rather nice! 10% discount over DLC and season passes is interesting too since there's no other way to buy those than digitally. But selling my physical games to get digital ones is ehmm, not what I prefer. I rarely buy digital games, I prefer to have physical games, but I do sometimes buy a digital game for ease of use (when they are heavily discounted) even tho I already have the physical game so that still could be useful. Still, to pay €25 a year to play (early access) demos and get 10% off of DLC doesn't seem like enough to me personally considering I've only bought one EA game (Hardline) this year so far (and will buy Battlefront for sure). Buying the SP for both would've saved me €10 total. If you like all EA's games, especially the sports games, then this is great value and you will get your money's worth, but I don't think it's for everyone *currently*
Best subscription service out there
@ aussiegamer Ea access is definitely a good service, but hardly the best. Ive had PS plus since it launch, and I've gotten more than 300 games. That averages out to over 60 games per year, for $50. Even for those that just subscribe, you are looking at potentially getting 5 games every month (2 PS4, 2 PS3, and 1 Vita game). Sometimes games are cross buy so you can get multiple versions of the game too. On topic: Options are always good, and I feel Sony should have allowed EA Access on their consoles. Personally I'd be disappointed if I would have subscribed because the games in the vault don't suit me. But I am not the be all end all, and there are tons of Sony gamers that could have benefited from EA Access. I'm glad EA Access is having success on the Xbox One, maybe it will make Sony change their stance and also promote other publishers to release similar OPTIONAL services.
Ps plus is the biggest rip off ever though that's why nobody uses it. Plus I've Played most of the old gen games
@Aussie "Ps plus is the biggest rip off ever though that's why nobody uses it." That's the dumbest thing that I've ever heard. :I
I meant to Say ps now not ps plus which is what I thought you were talking about
@AussieGamer No need to apologize. We all know you usually don't know what you are talking about.
If your opinion is the EA access is the best subscription service out there with only 10 games on it then you are extremely easy to please. Xbox live, playstation plus and playstation now are all better value. Also what rubbish are you slabbering about now? More people use PS plus than xbox live. Quit dreaming kid.
I own all console and I agree it's the best for x1... Hahahhaha
.....I don't know If I would say all that. By default its not the best. Its only on 1 system, for 1 publisher. No doubt how they are offering it is really good, ie the Vault only adding games, but that isn't a FACT, that is merely what they are saying, its not in some legal writing or anything lol, in the future, they very much could remove titles, as even they stated that can happen. For EA fans, yes....its a good deal, not for all of gaming. Not all of gaming just plays EA games and imho they are literally the best 3rd party in terms of amazing diversity and great teams. PSN Plus doesn't do the whole Vault thing, but it offers quality titles on 3 platforms, from any publisher, I recently got a 3rd PS3 and after changing the HDD to a 500GB, I began downloading some of my backlog and I must say, I got PSN Plus just one month before PS4 came out... The amount of free games I got from then, to now is literally close to 140GB worth! Yakuza 4, Uncharted 3, Batman Arkham Asylum, Borderlands 2, Bioshock Infinite,Metro Last Light, DmC, Dead Space 3 and the list goes on. Diverse in genre and publisher and that is merely the PS3, not listing PS4 nor PSP or Vita. I'm sorry but by default it can't be the "Best" as that just makes no sense. 1 publisher vs many, 1 system vs 3. Plus this BS excuse of you played "most" old games? Soooo you've played most of PSN Plus's 176 games? Mind you...that is only off of PS3.
I like the EA access if its a hard month for $$$ to buy games thin you got that for back up.
I have enough bills and things i pay for every month as it is, i only see it as good value if you play alot of EA games.The only EA games i have on origin are battlefield and Dragon age.
Absolutely. It's not a good fit for all people, which is why MS & EA offers it as an optional service.
waiting for Hardline to be on ea access to get it again don't have enough space on the xbox harddrive need to get a 1tb soon. The main games i played had to be bf4 and PvZ and before fifa 15 was released i was playing fifa14.
So a company who's primary goal is to make money and partnered with another company with the same goal is "Extremely Pleased" their scheme to make money is making money, wow let me act surprised.
Every companies primary goal is to make money, otherwise they would go out of business and not be a company anymore.