Xbox announces a new partnership with EA and adds another benefit for Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers with EA Play.
Xbox Game Pass vs. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate
Xbox Game Pass is a service that allows both console and PC gamers to download and play hundreds of titles. Here you can choose between the conventional Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate decide, but what's the difference?
- In the standard version you have access to over 100 games, instant access to Xbox Game Studio games and exclusive member discounts and offers. The pass is available for either the console or the PC.
- The Xbox Game Pass Ultimate costs more than the standard versions, but it also offers more. Here, too, you have access to over 100 games and the functions of the standard version, but you can use the offer on the console as well as on the PC. In addition, you have the opportunity to play online multiplayer here. As a bonus you will receive a “free” membership for Xbox live gold.
Larger library thanks to EA Play
EA Play, formerly known as EA Access and Origin Access, is a paid service similar to Xbox Game Pass but limited to Electronic Arts titles. The service gives you access to many current and classic EA game franchises like Dead Space, Dragon Age, Mass Effect and Titanfall.
Xbox has now announced that Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers Receive an EA Play subscription for free. This means that in the future you will not only be able to play your favorite EA games on Xbox consoles and PCs, but also on mobile devices and Xbox Game Streaming. You get access to more than 60 EA titles, exclusive in-game content and trial versions.
When exactly the whole thing will come into effect is not known. The description says at Christmas time.