EA Play merges the game company’s previous Access and Origin Access subscription services into one package. Members can choose between two subscription plans and get their hands on a wealth of top titles days ahead of everyone else.
You can choose between EA Play and EA Play Pro, both of which can be paid monthly or yearly, although Pro is more expensive. Pro also gives you unlimited access to forthcoming titles and lets you play any game for as long as you want. You’ll also get exclusive content and in-game rewards.
The basic EA Play plan has all the same features, except the access to forthcoming games and playtime of those titles is limited to 10 days/10 hours respectively.
Both versions are similar to other services such as Xbox Game Pass and PS Plus. Still, the main difference is that EA Play can be used across multiple platforms (Xbox, Playstation, PC) if you buy a separate subscription for that console/computer.
If you’re not sure if EA Play is for you, EA has added a bunch of extra benefits for anyone who chooses the service. For example, members of either plan get 10% off all Origin purchases (Origin is still the name for EA’s online store, which is confusing).
Plus, any new release you play saves and carries over your progress, should you decide to buy the full game. Finally, if you already have a subscription to EA’s previous services, you’ll get automatically switched to EA Play or Pro.
The EA Play game pass unlocks hundreds of titles, with more being added all the time. As well as new titles, you’ll be able to get your hands on the classic survival horror game Dead Space, the critically-acclaimed Pyre and Sea of Solitude, plus indie gems like Count Luchanor.
Top titles at your fingertips
Whether or not EA Play is for you largely depends on brand loyalty. However, although other game pass services have many similar titles, EA is the only one that lets you play new games almost two weeks before they appear anywhere else.