Wednesday, September 9th 2020

Microsoft Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Expands To Include EA Play

Microsoft and EA have recently announced that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate & Xbox Game Pass for PC members will soon be receiving an EA Play membership at no additional cost starting this holiday. EA Play formally EA Access & Origin Access is the game subscription service from Electronic Arts which grants access to a library of over 60 EA games along with providing a variety of perks such as early access and discounts on new games. This means Ultimate members can enjoy EA Play on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, and Windows 10 PCs, while Xbox Game Pass for PC members get EA Play on Windows 10. Microsoft seems to be going all-in with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate with the launch of next-generation consoles with the recently announced console/subscription bundles and the android xCloud support.

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Source: Microsoft
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11 Comments on Microsoft Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Expands To Include EA Play

#1
Searing
This is huge. And you even get it with the normal game pass. I'm really surprised Microsoft was flexible enough with money to get EA interested. I can't imagine what the terms are.
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#2
Vayra86
Let's see how this looks a year from now.

Every time I see cloud services merge or go wild on pricing... I look at my Netflix sub, which has increased in price about 20% over the course of two years.

Nuff said, I think. So, this is how MS feeds the Xbox hype train... with subscription updates. The writing's on the wall. Beware
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Chomiq
Vayra86
Let's see how this looks a year from now.

Every time I see cloud services merge or go wild on pricing... I look at my Netflix sub, which has increased in price about 20% over the course of two years.

Nuff said, I think. So, this is how MS feeds the Xbox hype train... with subscription updates. The writing's on the wall. Beware
"Physical copies are for grandpa's, subscribe and get all the games you want!********''
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#4
Caring1
Chomiq
"Physical copies are for grandpa's, subscribe and get all the games you want!********''
Guess who will be laughing when the internet goes down. :laugh:
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#5
Vayra86
Caring1
Guess who will be laughing when the internet goes down. :laugh:
Thank you. Or an authentication server, or a service, or a company, or the content itself just vanished... Infinite possibilities, none of which you can control
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#6
Crustybeaver
Vayra86
Thank you. Or an authentication server, or a service, or a company, or the content itself just vanished... Infinite possibilities, none of which you can control
What happens when your Netflix goes down? What happens when your internet goes down? All can be applied in the same context.
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kapone32
Crustybeaver
What happens when your Netflix goes down? What happens when your internet goes down? All can be applied in the same context.
But not for a Game that you download the data to your PC but the key to enter said Game sits somewhere on the net. Steam works fine offline.
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#8
matar
Great I am already in so fifa on the new xbox :)
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#9
sliderider
So glad I recently upgraded my XBox Live Gold to Gamepass Ultimate. It was only $5 a month more and I can play a lot more games than I would ordinarily be able to, and still buy games that I really want for a discount, AND get free games every month, AND the same account works on both XBox and PC.
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#10
kn00tcn
Vayra86
Let's see how this looks a year from now.

Every time I see cloud services merge or go wild on pricing... I look at my Netflix sub, which has increased in price about 20% over the course of two years.

Nuff said, I think. So, this is how MS feeds the Xbox hype train... with subscription updates. The writing's on the wall. Beware
implying netflix or similar increase sizeable amounts EVERY two years is not right if you merely happened to have it during one of the rare increases

why do you even have it if you're so clearly against these on demand services, maybe the cost benefit was that huge when utilizing the catalog instead of buying individual titles for dozens of dollars total every month, have the cake & hate it at the same time

(netflix even lets you login to multiple devices at the same time, further improving its value)

this is an unusually large amount of game titles available on multiple platforms (even pc), especially since new ones are included at their release... it's not a new thing being launched this fall, the competition's psplus has been around for exactly one decade adding multiple games per month
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#11
Vayra86
kn00tcn
implying netflix or similar increase sizeable amounts EVERY two years is not right if you merely happened to have it during one of the rare increases

why do you even have it if you're so clearly against these on demand services, maybe the cost benefit was that huge when utilizing the catalog instead of buying individual titles for dozens of dollars total every month, have the cake & hate it at the same time

(netflix even lets you login to multiple devices at the same time, further improving its value)

this is an unusually large amount of game titles available on multiple platforms (even pc), especially since new ones are included at their release... it's not a new thing being launched this fall, the competition's psplus has been around for exactly one decade adding multiple games per month
Hey do as you do, my warning stands.
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