Microsoft has announced a team-up with Electronic Arts to provide Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PC subscribers a free EA Play membership starting Holiday 2020.
This means Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can enjoy EA Play on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, and Windows 10 PCs, and even Xbox Game Pass for PC members get EA Play on Windows 10.
Watch the free EA Play with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate & Xbox Game Pass for PC trailer:
Formerly known as EA Access and Origin Access, EA Play will bring the best of EA to Game Pass, including:
- More than 60 of EA’s biggest and best console and PC games like FIFA 20, Titanfall 2 and Need for Speed Heat, as well as titles from some of EA’s most popular franchises like Battlefield, Mass Effect, Skate, and The Sims.
- Exclusive in-game challenges and rewards, special member-only content, discounts on EA digital purchases for DLC, games, and more.
- Access to trials of games for up to 10 hours from best-loved franchises and top titles like Madden NFL 21 and FIFA 21.
- Not only will EA Play titles be available on console and PC, this holiday, some of the best EA Play games will also be available for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to play on Android devices via the cloud at no additional charge.
A Little History:
Ever since the launch of the Xbox 360 console, Microsoft’s online service has expanded from just providing online multiplayer to millions of console players, to giving out free monthly games to Xbox 360 and Xbox One players as well.
Then at the E3 2019 show, they introduced Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Game Pass for PC, which gave subscribers over a 100 free games to play with the promise of all first-party Microsoft games and select indie games coming to that service for free on launch day!
Last month, Microsoft revealed that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can play these more than 100 free games from the cloud on their Android phone or tablet beginning September 15, 2020.
And now all 60 EA Play games — great news for sports games fans, just stay away from their casino-esque loot boxes — as well as all future Electronic Arts games will be added on their release date to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for free, or rather, for the same $15 per month you were already paying.
This genuinely is the best deal in gaming! 😮 🙂