EA Access is cheap. Very cheap. It comes in two forms – monthly ($4.99 a month) and yearly ($29.99 a year). It can be purchased directly through the Xbox One console (via the EA Access app), allowing instant access to 12 digital Vault games, as well as discounts and free trials.
EA’s first attempt at a console subscription service was launched on the Xbox 360 and PS3 a few years ago, in the form of EA Sports Season Ticket. It only contained a few of the features that EA Access currently offers, such as early access to upcoming sports releases, and discounts on DLC. They originally charged consumers $25 for a year’s access to this program.
EA Access is only asking for an extra $5 per year for a wealth of content, vastly surpassing EA Sports Season Ticket’s offering.
Sony’s now-famous quote in which they wrote off the service, commenting that EA Access “does not bring the kind of value PlayStation customers have come to expect,” has become increasingly more suspect over the last year as EA continued to add a large amount of content to their service, increasing its value-for-money with every addition.
An extra perk is that you don’t need a GOLD subscription for Xbox Live in order to take advantage of EA Access, but multiplayer support will obviously be restricted if you decide to go down this route.
Of course, the price might go up one day, but for now, is EA Access value for money? Absolutely.