- EA Access is a subscription-based gaming service by Electronic Arts launched on Xbox One on August 11, 2014.
- The service allows access to select games published by Electronic Arts and EA Partners, along with additional incentives.
- EA Access subscription includes Xbox One titles and also Xbox 360 titles via the Xbox One's backward compatibility feature.
HOW DOES IT WORKS?
- The games are downloaded to the console's storage device and remain available as long as users continue their membership.
- If membership is suspended, access to the games is restricted, but all progress and game saves are retained.
- Users may purchase games available in EA Access outright, along with other EA games, with a 10% discount.
- EA Access members can purchase DLC for Access or other EA titles at the same discount.
- Play EA games some days before its retail release on stores.
- EA Access does not require users to have a paid Xbox Live membership, although a Gold-level membership is required for use of any multiplayer features that are included in Access-enabled games.
- EA Access 10% subscriber discount applies to any EA-published content, not just content in its subscription catalog.
- A similar version called Origin Access was launched in January 12, 2016 on PC.