Peter Moore Says EA Access Titles Are “Permanent”, Terms Of Use State Otherwise

EA chief operating officer Peter Moore has said that games that enter the EA Access subscription service will be “substantial” and that their duration will be “permanent”.

“The Vault will get its share of triple-A titles,” he told CVG. “We haven’t made any announcements to that extent about exactly when, where and how, but the Vault will be substantial.”

“I think one of the key things is that once a game goes into the Vault it stays there, it’s not going to be taken out, that’s a commitment we’ve made,” he added.

That commitment by Moore seems to be at odds with terms of use for EA Access which clearly states that EA can remove any title by giving a 30 day notice period.

EA reserves the right to change and update the EA Access Services, and the EA Content offered through the EA Access Services without any liability to you. In particular, Vault Titles are subject to change and may be removed, and the online services for certain Vault Titles may be discontinued. In the event that EA changes the EA Access Services, including the removal of Vault Titles or discontinuation of online services for certain Vault Titles, we will provide thirty (30) days advance notice to you by posting a notice on http://www.ea.com/eaaccess.

Moore also said that there was no formula for when games would join the subscription service. “We have to make decisions along that way, so there’s no template, like 30 days after a game ships it goes into the Vault,” he said.

One game that will not be appearing on the service is Titanfall as it is specifically excluded, and there may further titles that never reach EA Access. “Check this page often for EA Access updates and any future exclusions” states the website.

Source: CVG EA Access

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4 Comments

  1. Sounds like a good offer then, they’ve just got to get the balance right between decent enough titles to get people to subscribe vs not doing themselves out of sales.

    Regarding the right to remove titles part, its standard legal talk for any company like this, don’t read too much into it.

  2. Well that’s good, I wonder if that’s the kind of thing that works with PS+ and GwG at the moment, as long as you ‘grab’ the game while it’s there, you can always download at any point in the future.

    I imagine the removal will likely be for things like Fifa, where it makes little to no sense to keep that last 3 or so years games on there all the time.

    I just need to know when it will be starting in Europe, and need to get into the Xbox One preview program somehow

  3. I’d love it of sony at least gave customers the option of signing up ea access instead of ruling it out immediately for us! I know it sets a precedent for every third party publisher to begin such a service but ea access would be a nice extra for people who love the value they get with ps+ but who want more retail games in a subscription service! I’d have no problem paying €80 a year for plus AND access :)

  4. I’d like it on Playstation but like others have said others would then start doing it. Before we know it we’d be paying £200 for subscriptions a year, also buying games that are ‘excluded’ from the services, then all the DLC that they keep pushing out.
    Sony are obviously worried how it will effect PS+.
    However they should give us a choice. Excluding ps4 only players, the only thing that will effect PS+ subs is if the quality of content drops, which IMO it has started to since the arrival of PS4. That is because ps4 owners have to have it for online whereas before the ps4 Sony were trying to attract as many people as possible to fork out the £40 a year.

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