EA Access’s “The Vault” is a service that allows you to play more games while playing less money. It works for Xbox One and allows members to play games such as Madden NFL 25, FIFA 14, Battlefield 4, plus the promise of new games in the coming months.
EA.com has listed the value of “The Vault” at $100 or more just for the games available for play, but the monthly price is only $4.99. EA.com’s blog also states that users can play as much as they want without worrying about time limits on their gameplay.
Another amazing privilege for EA Access members includes being able to download new upcoming EA games one week before the release date, and without purchase. After five days, users can choose to buy the game and continue playing from where they stopped in the trial or ditch the game all together.
As an added bonus, EA Access members also receive a 10 percent discount when purchasing EA games digitally on Xbox One.
EA Access is available now only for XBOX One. Though there is no free trial, you can sign up for the membership at EA.com for $4.99.
In other EA news, their franchise shooter game ‘Battlefield: Hardline’ has been pushed from October 2014 to an unspecified date in 2015. Karl Magnus Troedsson, DICE VP and Group GM, posted a note to the official Battlefield blog site.
In the blog he stated:
Back at E3, we launched a beta for Hardline — we wanted to not only show you the game, but to let you play it for yourselves. Millions of you jumped in and had a great time. As a result, the Visceral Games team learned a lot from players about what they wanted in the game. We’ve been poring over the data and feedback, and have already been putting a lot of it right into the game and sharing it directly with you.
This feedback also spurred us to start thinking about other possibilities and ways we could push Hardline innovation further and make the game even better. The more we thought about these ideas, the more we knew we had to get them into the game you will all be playing. However, there was only one problem. We would need more time. Time that we didn’t have if we decided to move forward with launching in just a couple of months”. Read the full letter here.
October being the start of holiday season, ‘Battlefield: Hardline’ could miss the head to head comparison against the upcoming ‘Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare’, which is due out November 11th. And, EA could be opening themselves up to losing a lot as far as sales go verses Activision. However, the later release could prove to be an positive for EA.