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EA Access has launched for Xbox One. The subscription costs $4.99 a month or $30 a year and gives you access to a collection of EA games that you can download, install and play. It sounds like a good deal and it includes Battlefield 4 in the list of games you have access to. However, it looks like DLC is not included in the subscription and certain popular titles are strangely absent from the service, including Titanfall. The most interesting feature of EA Access to me is that many new EA games will be free for five days prior to the game launch as an early access feature. Those games would then turn off and would be available for digital purchase. I'm guessing EA will leave new games as digital purchases only for a year before adding them to their EA Access Vault. This also might be EA's way of making a hybrid Free to play style of gaming. You get the base game in the subscription, but the DLC will be EA's gold mine.
Interesting enough, Sony has no interest in having the EA Access subscription on their network stating:
EA Access could be a good bargain depending on how well it works out. But then again EA is known for winning "Worst Company in America."
Sources: http://www.ea.com/eaaccess/ & GameInformer
Also, Kotaku has a good FAQ regarding EA Access:
http://kotaku.com/how-ea-access-will-work-according-to-ea-1616944110


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