Electronic Arts today announced the launch of EA-Access, an exclusive game membership scheme for X-box One users. This subscription is currently available for a selected number of players, and will be launched for all, soon.
In a first of its kind move, this is for the first time that EA has announced such a scheme, where users can subscribe to games, rather than buy the originals.
As per the membership scheme, subscription for the service starts at just $4.99 a month. The service is being rolled out in beta to a limited number of players today, but it will launch for everyone on Xbox One soon.
EA is riding high on its recent successes, and specially on its high earnings iin Q2 reports. Electronic Arts reported earnings per share of 48 cents versus analyst expectations of 11 cents and non-GAAP net revenue of $914 million, above an expected $812 million, the company reported today. In fiscal year 2014, it grossed $4 billion and made 1.69 EPS, also above expectations.
This was largely achieved due to the release of its much anticipated game, Titanfall. With Titanfall, EA gained much of its lost market share/ EA had lost tremendous amount of loyal fans, which was a result of string of pathetic games, including a virtual death of the highly popular, NFS series.
EA Access membership unlocks The Vault, a collection of EA’s biggest games on Xbox One ready for you to download and play. During the beta, gamers will have unlimited access to four great EA games: FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggle 2 and Battlefield 4™, with more titles being added soon. That’s over $100 worth of games for $4.99 a month.
For EA Access, Electronic Arts has exclusively partnered with Microsoft to make this service available on X-Box One.