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EA tests subscription video game service for Xbox One

Published on Jul 30, 2014 3:13 AM
 

SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) - US video game colossus Electronic Arts on Tuesday began testing a Netflix-style subscription service that lets Xbox One users play a library of online titles by paying monthly fees.

EA Access is being rolled out to a small number of Xbox One players in a test group but will "soon" be available for anyone with Microsoft's latest generation video game consoles, the according to the California-based video game company. Subscriptions will start at US$5 a month or US$30 for a full year, according to EA.

The new service tailored exclusive for Xbox One comes in a partnership with Microsoft, which is intent on gaining ground on PlayStation 4 consoles fielded late last year by Japanese rival Sony.

During the EA Access test phase, players will get unlimited access to FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggle 2, and Battlefield 4 with more titles to be added, according to the game maker. Sony includes downloads of selected older titles as part of its PlayStation Plus subscription service on its consoles.

 
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