For those who don’t know Grubb and several other insiders have been gradually hinting that EA Play might come to Game Pass. Shinobi said there was objectively big Game Pass news coming soon involving a publisher. Grubb noted EA and Sony were not super friendly lately, whatever that means. Zhuge sais EA was looking to bring their subscription services to other platform holders. Grubb and others also said there was big Game Pass news coming soon, as did @XboxP3 in his recent Animal Crossing interview. And now Grubb seems to be going slightly further in a fairly obvious way.
That’s what I thought aswell after reading the tweet, but I don’t know. I would particularly love it, as my EA Access subscription ends in september and I wouldn’t have to renew it lol And Ultimate Team perks would be sweet!
EA Play (even if just basic) would be fucking huge. Way bigger than I would imagine…it’s really hard to imagine it but I will not be mad at all, I would be pretty happy.
Other things to note:
We don’t know at this time if you will be able to stream games outside of game pass ultimate
EA stated that they are coming to xcloud
With those two things in mind, it would seem that the only way to stream games from EA would be to have them in GamePass. EA would profit from all the niceties of EA Play (Basic) with selling games to users and Ultimate Cards and all that stuff. MS would profit from the increate in users. They both profit from DLC/MTX. This would legit be huge imo.
EA has so many backwards compatible games. That could mean games like Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Alice: Madness Returns, SSX and Skate joining Game Pass. Not to mention all the Star Wars, Battlefields and Need for Speeds!
Also, it would sweeten (even if just a bit) the possibility of EA acquiring WB Games too.
Does Madden go into EA Access/EA Play? If so, that would be huge, especially given the loss of Halo Infinite as a launch title. I know it’s not exclusive, but the value proposition to be able to advertise Madden + Xbox Live for 15$ a month is massive to a large portion of the “casual” fans in the US.
Agreed, I don’t get the downplaying. This is the EA back catalog - Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Battlefield, Need for Speed, Dead Space, Madden, Battlefront, FIFA, UFC, plus the small stuff like Mirror’s Edge etc. - all on Game Pass, and then new games after just a few months. That’s really significant.
And if it also comes with the ten hours trials and the extra 10% off EA games that’d be cool too.