Many of us held out hope for a future of digital downloads and online store trading that would suppress surging prices for video games, during the Xbox One reveal. The unfortunate reality is, since the launch of the next-gen consoles, very little has changed. Consoles are still just as expensive, and the prices for games haven’t seemed to budge in the presence of digital downloads. Recently we saw Apple endorsing the shifting tide in music consumption. Albums and single-song downloads have made way for the use of music through tiered pricing and streaming options. We have yet to see streaming services like Playstation Now and EA Access force a similar shift in gaming. However, EA is still working at building a library big enough to incentivize a change hopefully in the way we consume games in the future.
— EA Access (@EAAccess) June 12, 2015
On the eve of E3, EA Access is preparing to add another game to their vault for EA Access subscribers. The news comes via a teaser posted by Electronic Arts Twitter page. According to the tweet, the reveal of the newly added game should happen sometime next week during the E3 madness. Examining the image, there are two titles shown that do not currently appear in EA’s EA Access Vault, Dragon Age Inquisition and Battlefield: Hardline. Judging by the current library for EA Access, either of the soon-to-be-year-old titles could be candidates to join the subscription service. To date, the EA Access Vault holds Madden NFL 15, NBA Live 15, FIFA 14, EA Sports UFC, Battlefield 4, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, and Need for Speed Rivals among others. The vault holds 11 titles in all, and subscribers can gain access to them all for $4.99 a month or $29.99 a year as a Xbox One exclusive deal.
Regardless of what EA title joins the vault, Xbox One gamers will not have to wait long to find out. Announcements for next week’s gaming conference start as early as Saturday night.Further reading: Access, E3 2015, EA, Games, Microsoft, Xbox One