EA has revealed EA Access, a subscription based service exclusive for Xbox One. EA Access will offer subscribers a number of titles to download and play. They will also get early access demos to new titles and discounts on digital content which includes full games and DLC similar to PS Plus and Xbox Live Games With Gold. The service has just entered beta making Fifa14, Peggle 2, Madden 25 and Battlefield 4 the first available titles, with “more titles coming soon”. There will also be demos available for NBA Live 15, Madden 15, NHL 15, FIFA 15 and Dragon Age: Inquisition a week before their release.
One of the most interesting features with EA Access allows those who play these game demos to carry over the saves into the full game. Yes, carry your saves from the early access demos into the full game when you eventually get your hands on them. EA went into a little more detail about transferring game saves as well as the type of demos available.
“In some titles you’ll be able to play one of the game’s modes for a limited time, while other times you can jump right into the full game,” a post by EA reads. “And since you’ll always be playing the real game, any progress you make will carry over so you can pick up where you left off on launch day.”
Major Nelson also went into a little detail regarding the way you play and save your progress with these demos.
“Starting 5 days before release, you’ll be able to try the game for at least two hours and then save your progress,” Nelson explained. “Once you purchase the digital or physical copy, you can use your save game and continue the experience.”
The games available in the “vault” will remain and eventually continue to grow. It had also been clarified that progress will be saved if someones membership were to run out and they happen to get it back at a later time. These EA Access subscriptions will be available digitally through Xbox Live and will also be available for purchase at retail outlets such as Gamestop, BestBuy and online retailers like Amazon. The EA Access subscriptions will cost $4.99 (monthly) or $29.99 (annually). This really seems like a fantastic service at an amazing price, Xbox One owners should really take advantage of this service.