EA announced on Tuesday that it would be partnering with Microsoft to introduce a new $4.99 a month membership service called EA Access exclusively on the Xbox One. The service is in beta at the moment and will only be available to a limited number of Xbox One owners at first, but EA Access will launch for everyone else soon.
With a subscription to EA Access, gamers will have unlimited access to a collection of EA games on the Xbox One called The Vault, which currently holds FIFA 14, Madden NFL 15, Peggle 2 and Battlefield 4 as the initial lineup. As EA notes, this is over $100 worth of games for just under $5 a month. Simply load up EA Access and any of the available games will be playable with a single button press.
EA Access increases its value even further by allowing subscribers to purchase EA digital content through the Xbox Games Store for 10% off. EA Access members will also get the chance to play upcoming titles such as Madden NFL 15, NHL 15, FIFA 15, NBA LIVE 15, and Dragon Age: Inquisition up to five days before anyone else. EA will even save your progress during these five day trials in case you decide to purchase the full game when it releases.
If EA Access looks like something you might be interested in, there will be both the $4.99 monthly subscription as well as a yearly subscription for $29.99.