Microsoft expands its Netflix-style subscription service for games by including EA Play at no additional cost. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers will receive access to EA Play titles on November 10, coinciding with the launch of the Xbox Series X and Series S.
EA Play, formerly known as EA Access and Origin Access on PC, is being rolled into Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, bolstering the existing library with over 60 extra games. These games span across three generations of Xbox consoles, including: Criterion Software’s Black on the original Xbox, PopCap’s Peggle on the Xbox 360, and ColdWood Interactive’s Unravel Two on the Xbox One.
The other benefits of EA Play like the ten hour trials for new games, discounts on EA digital purchases, and exclusive in-game rewards will also be available to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members. If you are subscribed to both EA Play and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hryb, director of programming for Xbox Live has confirmed your remaining EA Play time will be converted over.
Users who have both Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and EA Play purchased through Xbox will have their EA Play membership canceled and any remaining time over 50 days will be rounded up and converted to the nearest month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate at a ratio of 3:1 based on ERP
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) September 9, 2020
Xbox Game Pass for PC members will have to wait until December before they have access to the EA Play library. EA Play for PC boasts even more games than the Xbox counterpart, so the wait will almost certainly be worth it.
Microsoft recently acquired Zenimax studios, bringing Bethesda’s line-up of games to Xbox Game Pass. The first Bethesda game to make its way to the service is Doom Eternal on October 1.