EA Access – EA’s game subscription service that works like a sort of Netflix for EA Games for the Xbox One (with caveats) – has officially launched in Singapore, over a year after its initial US launch.
Launching at S$6.45 a month or S$34.90 a year, EA Access allows Xbox One gamers to play a selected list of EA games from the vault. Subscribers also get 10% off digital purchases of EA games and DLC, and are also able to try out new launches ahead of everybody else.
For comparison’s sake, the US version of EA Access costs US$4.99 (S$6.95) a month and US$29.99 (S$41.80) a year, so yay for kind conversion rates!
Basically what this means is that with the service, you can access EA games that are in The Vault – right now it includes one of the best games of 2014, Dragon Age Inquisition (DAI). Also available are Titanfall, FIFA 15, EA SPORTS UFC, NHL 15, Battlefield 4, Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare, NBA LIVE 15, Madden NFL 15, Need For Speed Rivals, FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25 and Peggle 2. It’s not the strongest list, but if you haven’t tried DAI or Titanfall, it’s just S$6.45 to complete it within a month. Any saves you have will carry over when you renew your subscription.
The other option that might make you want to get EA Access is to play games ahead of release – if you subscribe now, you get access to FIFA 16 and NHL 16. (Sports games on a geek website? What?) And this means that we can probably look forward to trying Star Wars Battlefront or the new Need For Speed ahead of launch – and unlike open betas, you will get to carry your saves over to the official launch version.
While it’s nice to know that EA access as an option has finally launched here, here’s hoping that EA broadens access for the games or expands the vault soon – we’re all waiting for the launch of Sony’s PlayStation Now service in Singapore, and if this works out well, I’m sure Xbox will have some tricks up their sleeves.
Want to sign up? Check out their official EA Access Singapore page here. You can also sign up via the EA Access app on the Xbox store.