What you need to know
- Microsoft previously announced that EA Play was joining Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PC at no extra cost.
- EA Play includes discounts, the ability to try new games early and access to a vault of older EA games.
- EA Play joins Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on November 10, while launching for PC in December.
- The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S also launch on November 10.
Earlier this year, Microsoft revealed that EA Play was joining Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Game Pass for PC at no extra cost. Today, Microsoft announced (opens in new tab) that EA Play joins Xbox Game Pass Ultimate on November 10, launching alongside the release of the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. It'll be added to Xbox Game Pass for PC in December.
EA Play was previously known as EA Access on consoles and Origin Access for PC. It includes access to a vault of games like Titanfall 2, Battlefield V and Mass Effect: Andromeda, as well as discounts on EA titles and the ability to try new games early. If you're already subscribed to EA Play on Xbox as well as Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, your EA Play subscription will be canceled and the remaining time over 50 days will be added to your Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription at a rate of three to one.
Xbox Game Pass continues to grow, with Ultimate subscribers also able to access Xbox Cloud Gaming on Android, while the catalog of Bethesda Softworks games is also being added, as Doom Eternal joins the service in October.
Best of all worlds
Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold in one
Xbox Game Pass gives you access to over 200 games for one monthly fee. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate also adds Xbox Live Gold to the package so you can play online with your friends. You also get access to EA Play.
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I'm all about it! This is an amazing value and actually justifies current DLC pricing practices. Make the base game subscription based, then charge for the DLC.
I don't play too many EA games but I have to admit that this is a hell of a deal if you have Game Pass.
My EA Play renews around December, so this will be nice, means I don't have to pay that 30 bucks a year any more.
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