The subscription-based EA Access on Xbox One is a convenient service lets gamers play a collection of 'free' games from The Vault, play trials and demos of games before they release, and offers a 10% discount on digital purchases. Today, EA announced that a few of their games will be shifting into the vault and the Play First Trials are stepping aside to make way for some new titles.
On July 12th, subscribers will see Need for Speed and platformer Unravel joining the EA Access Vault. Also coming to The Vault will be the popular battle arena Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2 joining them later this summer on August 30th. All of these games, along with the additional 20+ titles, are available for customers of EA Access unlimited playtime and usage.
With the Play First Trials, games are available for customers before they are even released. You can even try the game as a limited demo or just play it before everyone else. What's even better is any stats, achievements, and progress made during the trial will carry over after the game is purchased and released. The remaining summer schedule for the Play First Trials includes:
- August 18 - EA SPORTS Madden 17
- September 8 - EA SPORTS NHL 17
- September 22 - EA SPORTS FIFA 17
Also on the list, Battlefield 1 will be made available for EA Access subscribers on October 13th. That is a full week in advance of the October 21 release coming this fall.
EA Access and its sister service for PC, Origin Access, intend to continue rotating games into the Vault. It's to be expected that almost every EA game in the foreseeable future would be available first through the subscription, so if you're a player that absolutely needs your hands on Battlefield 1 first, then the $4.99 USD monthly price tag might just be right for you. For more information on how to subscribe to EA Access, visit the official page.