EA Announces Netflix-Like Subscription Plan on Xbox One

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Today EA announced a new subscription service for the Xbox One that will give customers unlimited access to a handful of the company's games for $4.99 a month.

The service will cost $4.99 (£3.99 in the UK) on a month-to-month basis or $29.99 for a full year's subscription in the US. There's no word on a UK year's subscription – multiplying the monthly fee of £3.99 by 12 would come to £47.88.

It's called "EA Access," and sounds like a sort of Netflix-style programme for games. For a monthly subscription fee, customers will get access to a library of EA games the company is calling "The Vault." To start, EA said that it will offer four main games: Fifa 14, Peggle 2, Madden NFL 25, and Battlefield 4.

Additionally, subscribers will receive a ten per cent discount when purchasing any and all EA "digital content" on the Xbox One. That includes full games like Dragon Age: Inquisition and premium services like Battlefield 4 Premium. 

Oh, and one more thing: EA Access subscribers will get early access to upcoming titles "up to five days before the release date.

EA said that a beta version of the service is already being introduced to a small number of Xbox One owners today. The company didn't specify a date for a full release.

You can read more about the programme here.

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