Last week EA announced a partnership with Microsoft that would bring subscription service EA Access to Xbox One, and now we know that subscribers will not require a Gold Live account to use the service. This information comes from an EA spokesperson who got in contact with IGN.
“When it launches, any Xbox One gamer can join EA Access and take advantage of the benefits of membership. In order to connect to multiplayer gameplay on the Xbox One platform you will need a subscription to Xbox Gold.”
Of course multiplayer will require Gold so there are no changes there, but this app marks the continued effort by Microsoft to reverse the decision for a paywall on subscription apps like Netflix which is a good thing. You won’t see EA Access on PlayStation consoles at all in the foreseeable future as Sony believes that it does not provide enough value for money for customers, which costs £19.99 a year.