Microsoft has confirmed that EA Play will be part of Xbox Game Pass on November 10th, the day of the launch of the Xbox Series X|S. The EA Play portion will be available to those who subscribe to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and will be available on Xbox Series X|S as well as the Xbox One family of consoles. This offer will then roll out to PC subscribers in December, though an exact date is yet to be confirmed for when that will happen.
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The subscription price for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is £10.99 per month, or to Xbox Game Pass for PC, which is currently £3.99 per month but will jump up to £7.99 per month at some point in future. Available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC via Steam or Origin, EA Play on its own is £3.99 per month or massively discounted to £19.99 if you buy a full year. It features a large library of EA’s games, going back to the late 2000s, and through to the last year or two to include FIFA 20, Titanfall 2, Need for Speed Heat and more. However, on Xbox, with backward compatibility, the EA library is larger than on PlayStation 4, so you might miss out on some PS3/360 gems there.
It’s more than just games, giving members 10-hour free trials of new titles a little in advance of their release, discounts on games to keep, and other member-only content and benefits. That obviously joins the library of Xbox One, Xbox 360 and original Xbox games on console, and PC games on PC. Microsoft have long committed to releasing all their first party titles into Xbox Game Pass on day one, whether it’s a smaller effort like Grounded or the biggest games in their line up, like Halo Infinite or Forza Motorsport.
EA’s games are not the only ones that will be hitting Game Pass. With Microsoft’s purchase of ZeniMax all of the games from studios such as Bethesda, id Software, and Arkane will be available on the service day one.