In September 2020, Microsoft introduced that EA Play, Digital Arts’ recreation subscription service, can be added to Xbox Recreation Move for PC at no further price. The addition was initially speculated to occur in December, however when December arrived, the service didn’t: As an alternative, Microsoft pushed it into 2021, saying it wanted extra time to offer “a fantastic expertise.”
Right this moment, Microsoft revealed the up to date EA Play rollout date, and it is rather shut—March 18, in reality, which is tomorrow. Starting at 2 pm PT/5 pm ET, Xbox Recreation Move for PC and Xbox Recreation Move Final subscribers can have entry to greater than 60 EA video games provided by the service, together with among the writer’s newest and largest releases:
- Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
- The Sims 4
- Madden NFL 21
- Want for Velocity Warmth
- Star Wars Battlefront 2
(You’ll be able to try the total record of EA Play video games right here.)
Additionally on the desk are month-to-month rewards similar to an EA Play Celebration Pack for Madden 21 and a N7 Weapon Appeal for Apex Legends, unique in-game challenges and rewards, and pre-release entry to new EA video games. It is EA Play, in different phrases, however you do not have to pay extra for it if you happen to’re a Recreation Move for PC subscriber.
You’ll have to set up the EA Desktop app if you happen to do not have already got it put in, nevertheless, after which hyperlink your EA and Xbox accounts with a purpose to entry the service. You will have to bounce forwards and backwards a bit between the Xbox and EA Play apps through the preliminary setup, as proven within the video above, however as soon as that is taken care of EA Play video games can be accessible by the Recreation Move app.
Additionally notice that the free providing is EA Play’s primary service, and never EA Play Professional, which gives limitless entry to all EA video games provided by Origin: If you need the Professional tier subscription, you will need to get that straight from EA. You’ll be able to see the variations between the usual and Professional tiers right here, and full particulars on how the 2 companies will work collectively within the EA Play with Xbox Recreation Move FAQ.
Xbox Recreation Move for PC gives subscribers entry to greater than 100 video games for $10 monthly, which is a fairly implausible deal so long as you are not too hung up on the thought of renting reasonably than proudly owning your video games—and that is with out taking into consideration all the brand new stuff coming with EA Play. Should you’re curious however nonetheless not fairly swayed, the introductory month stays out there for simply $1.