While Electronic Arts' new Access program for the Xbox One is currently running through beta, chief operating officer Peter Moore recently spoke to CVG to clarify what would happen with games that were added to the virtual Vault, which will be a key part of the monthly service.
Moore confirmed that games that are continuously added to the Vault are in no danger of going anywhere, and players will be able to access them as long as they're a subscriber…or if they buy them. "New game additions will be determined by franchise and timing," he said. "We have to make decisions along that way, so there's no template, like 30 days after a game ships it goes into the Vault. I think one of the key things is that once a game goes into the Vault, it stays there, it's not going to be taken out, that's a commitment we've made."
As far as what kind of titles will hit the Vault, Moore simply said, "The Vault will get its share of AAA titles. We haven't made any announcements to that extent about exactly when, where and how, but the Vault will be substantial."
EA Access should launch sometime this year, but no specific date has been given.
Robert Workman posted a new article, Games in EA Access' Vault will stay there permanently.
Peter Moore confirms that the library will just keep on growing.
Glad he covered that. I was wondering that when I read the original announcement. But, they're going to have to make it much clearer on what/when newer AAA titles will get added if they want this to really succeed. I'm sure Gamestop is hating this though.
Most will be live until EA turns off the servers for the multiplayer.... which will probably be in 1 year at most.