Microsoft did this at the beginning of September enormously Announcement that EA Play is joining the Xbox Game Pass service for PC and Ultimate members, offering a number of benefits to subscribers at no additional charge.
We don’t have an official arrival date (it’s “this holiday” coming up), but in the meantime, here’s a more detailed guide to what to expect with EA Play in the near future.
More than 60 fully playable EA games
Currently, the EA Play library contains a variety of fantastic EA games, including some FIFA 20, Star Wars Battlefront II, Titanfall 2, The Sims 4, Need for speed heatand many, many more.
You can expect your subscription to give you full access to most of these titles (including many Xbox 360 games) at no extra charge, and EA has very rarely removed games from its EA Play library to date.
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Playable trials of brand new EA games
While EA rarely adds brand new games to its EA Play library (and we’ll assume the same goes for Xbox Game Pass), it usually offers ten-hour playable trials of its new versions.
This generally gives full access to the features (although single player content is sometimes restricted), so you can have an extensive hands-on time with the title, whether you want to buy it or not.
Members only, including discounts
If you tend to play a lot of EA titles, EA Play can actually save you a ton of money. The service offers a 10% discount on all EA digital content purchases in the Microsoft Store.
This includes digital games, of course, so those looking to pick up the new FIFA every year get a nice saving, but it also extends to DLC, season tickets, and even Ultimate Team content if that’s your thing.
Access EA titles through Xbox Cloud Gaming
As an added bonus, Microsoft has also confirmed that “some of the best” EA Play games will also be available to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members via the cloud on Android.
Again, this is free, but no further details have been given yet.
We anticipate a launch date for EA Play on Xbox Game Pass to be announced in the near future, especially with the release of the Xbox Series X&S on the horizon. So check out this area!
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