The publisher announces a new monthly gaming subscription service for Microsoft's console.

EA Access announced for Xbox One

By Robert Workman, Jul 29, 2014 10:50am PDT

Electronic Arts has announced a new program in conjunction with Microsoft's Xbox One console that basically introduces a new subscription service for its most popular games.

With EA Access, users will be able to play gamers on the Xbox One for a monthly fee (or an annual purchase, if they prefer). Titles such as Battlefield 4, Madden NFL 25, FIFA 14 and Peggle 2 will be accessible, as well as new titles that will be added. The service will run $4.99 a month, and will be rolled out in a beta to limited players starting today, with a general launch planned in the weeks ahead. An annual membership of $29.99 is also available.

"At EA, we are always looking for new ways to make it easier for gamers to play more EA games across all platforms, and we are excited about what EA Access will offer to players on Xbox One," the company stated in the announcement.

In addition to previously released games, the program will also offer access to new EA titles five days before their release, including Dragon Age: Inquisition, NHL 15, FIFA 15, NBA Live 15, and, of course, Madden NFL 15. Those who wish to purchase the full versions will be able to carry their progress right over.

The program will also include access to The Vault, featuring a number of popular EA titles. Currently, only four titles are available in the beta, but this will change as it opens up.

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