EA is trying something new for the release of Battlefield 5, and it might seem a bit counter-intuitive. If you want access to the game right now, oddly enough, the worst thing you can do is purchase a copy
You could buy the game digital with EA a access. You get 10% off, Plus the early access that’s out now. To those that did buy the game, and have to wait, that sucks, but it is called early access for a reason. Stupid thing to have to pay extra for, but people do it, or else they wouldn’t sell it Me personally, i play my 10 free hours then wait till it hits the vault in 6 months and play it free. EA only gets $30 a year from me, and i get to play all of their games.
I’m doing the same thing. Not sure why so many disagree. Unless.... maybe.... they can’t get EA Access? 🤔
They're downvoting because EA Access is f*cking horsesh*t.
@riz funny how krib explained his viewpoint with reasoning and evidence, and your argument is just hyperbole. (A sad side effect of emotional and biased standpoints) Always seems to be the way you guys respond on here. The reality is, EA Access is a great deal when used as he described and early access is a benefit of it, though, if you bought the game, you still get what you paid for, not sure what is so unusual about that. People buy physical movie discs too, and you can buy them digitally days or sometimes weeks before too, in fact, some people can even pay a movie theater to get an early screening O_o It is called a business model, if you don't like it, participate in the model you do like, that is one of the great realities of the entertainment industry, choice. but don't expect to have your cake and eat it too.
It serves them right. I mean they dont even care that they are running the BF IP to the ground with what looks like the worst launch in this franchise's history second only to BF4's and what seems to be the most un-inspired entry in the series. No thanks EA.
How about not giving Acitivison and EA your money?
It is their money after all. They are free to buy whatever I want. But as for me, I would never support those two companies, especially the shitty EA.
They can’t force us to buy digital. I wouldn’t dare spend $60 on that crap when I can’t even trade it in later
I wouldn't dare spend $60 on that crap period.
I pre-ordered, got the discount and have it downloaded, but I'm too busy playing RDR2 to play the trial. I think you'll be waiting a bit more than 6 months for it to go to the vault. When did battlefield 1 go in there, August or September last year? Almost 1 year. and with the battle royal releasing later, it might push that back a bit. Anyway, it will surely go on there so , enjoy it.
I got a month of ea access just to play the game early and get the 10% discount. So technically I got my money back with the discount. I wanted to hate bf v but I gotta admit it's easily the best bf game since bad company 2
Report: Battlefield V launch is coming post launch.
EA doesn't see any money from me
Hmm last story that was on N4G was how EA banned some guys account and he did nothing wrong and it took a mob with pitchforks and torches to even get the attention of EA to look into the issue. I think the story was a month or two ago and now EA doesn't want you to by a copy instead pay for their subscription service that is some strong shit EA is smoking. I won't pay for their subscription service I pay for Xbox and PSN online and then have EA charge me for their subscription service for a game that is also probably littered with microtransactions and randomly ban an account even if you did nothing wrong. This is why I hate EA they kill studios that made some really good games like Visceral and Dead Space they choke you and hold your wallet hostage to milk more cash off a person. Their sports games are the same stuff that you would find on the Sega Genesis but with improved looks and teams. They have some decent ip's like Shadows of the Dammed which they will not tap. Anthem has peaked my interest but if it flops the Bioware could get shut down I am done with EA.
These major publishers just find new ways to sink lower
Don't you mean make more $$$ from chump$?
They are probably aiming at a “strictly service” model. Release multiple suck games at a value. They did the same with andromeda. I had to hear the EApass subs talk about how bad it sucked for a week before I got to see how right they were. And couldn’t cancel or return it because it was digital! Tough break. If you like EA games the pass is worth it. I go on an individual basis with them.
Wait! you can't cancel digital pre-orders?
Not on PlayStation. I think there is a way but it’s really complicated and takes forever. It has to be reviewed by the UN council for 2 months before they give you a refund. I know it’s easier on Steam and Xbox.
I hate EA more after reading this
"Giving subscribers access to these games so much earlier than traditional buyers..." LOL it's freakin 11 days! big whoop! what's so great about playing yearly release games 11 days early anyway? I've been playing the long game of waiting months or even years for a game to drop in price before buying it for so many years now that I find it funny that people are willing to give in and subscribe to a service so they can play a game 11 days early. but what I still don't get is, why would publishers, in this case, EA, prefer people pay $30 a year to play many games in the vault (old to fairly recent games too) while treating customers who pay $60 for A SINGLE GAME like a 2nd class citizens like this? you still need to buy the game with discounted price through EA Access too for you to be able to play it, right? so...it's $30+$54? is that the reason? If I only pay for EA Access which is $30, do I still get this 10h trial?
I think the point with this game is the progression and unlocking in multiplayer. I have no problem with it but it seems that people, on here, who won't buy the game have a huge problem with it. Edit: you can play the trial for 10 hours without buying the game. I did it with a few of their games, Battlefront 2 for example.
I will just wait for it to cost 5 dlls .
@Kribwalker You guys are doing it wrong, I buy them after they are in vault or on sale. It may not be right away. But I have to support the devs in the end.
Origin Premier. Pay $15 a month or 100 a year and get all the games in their Ultimate edition. Makes Access looks like trash
Yea but access is a fraction of that price. U.K. it is £4 per month or £20 per year.
Premier trumps it by miles however. Full games on early release. None of tgis 10 hour limit nonsense.
I actually agree with you that Premier is much better, my point is that it is much more expensive. If the offered something like EA Access Premier on Xbox, I would subscribe to that.
as if the micro transactions and loot boxes were not bad enough, EA now sink to a even lower level and start charging for early play whats next charging to play the Beta?
This is gonna bomb so hard and well deserved.
Trying to get people to purchase digital, subscribe or purchase a higher priced edition for margins...It has begun!!!!(In the words of Shang Tsung)....This will become the new normal if everyone allows it to happen
This gen has been a monetising gen
Devs need to feed their families....REMEMBER?
See, if I just ignore this game completely for two years, I'll get it for free with Gold and MAYBE play it. Problem solved.
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