Xbox has announced that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will also include EA Play, the EA subscription service, for no additional cost, starting this Holiday season.
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The announcement on the Xbox Wire website explains that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PC members will get EA Play at no additional cost, starting from this holiday. Game Pass Ultimate users will be able to access EA Play games on all Xbox consoles plus Windows 10 PCs, while Game Pass PC members – naturally – just get access to the PC version.
Xbox also notes that some EA Play games will also be available for Game Pass Ultimate users to play on Android devices through xCloud. EA games supported by the streaming service have not yet been anounced.
An EA Play membership – previously known as EA Access and Origin Access on PC – unlocks full access to over 60 EA games, including FIFA 20, Titanfall 2, Need for Speed Heat, Battlefield V, the Mass Effect games, and The Sims series. It also provides free trials of up to 10 hours for brand new games not currently part of the membership, including the upcoming FIFA 21, as well as some members-only challenges and rewards.
The news comes at the same time as the full reveal of the new Xbox line up, including prices and launch dates for both Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
We’ve repeatedly called Xbox Game Pass one of the best deals in gaming, and the Xbox Series consoles will seemingly make it even better, with all Microsoft Studios games launching on the service, and Game Pass bridging console generations. This month, Game Pass Ultimate members will also get access to the xCloud game streaming service as part of their subscription.
For now, here’s our rundown of the best Xbox Game Pass games you can get as part of your membership today.