Electronic Arts confirms live launch of EA Access on Xbox One

EA Access can be accessed through Xbox Live and offers what has been billed as "a collection of EA's biggest games... ready to download and play" – all for a monthly or annual subscription.

Xbox One owners in the UK and Ireland are among those now able to sign up to EA Access, which has membership rates starting at £3.99 per month or £19.99 if you want to sign up for the full year.

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What do you get then? Well, members are given access to The Vault – an "evolving selection" that gives you the chance to download and play some of the latest titles from EA.

Madden NFL 25, FIFA 14, Peggle 2 and Battlefield 4 are the first four full games available, with the service also providing Xbox One owners with the chance to try new titles five days before release.

This differs from a restricted demo version of a game, says EA: a trial version accessed with EA Access delivers the full game experience for a limited time before it's publicly available.

With EA describing that short-lived beta period as "successful", we can only guess that it's looking forward to giving more people the opportunity to sign up on their Xbox One consoles...

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