EA Access is now EA Play on Xbox One consoles, Windows, and other platforms

Brad Stephenson

Rey Skywalker with yellow lightsaber in Star Wars Battlefront II video game on Xbox One

Beginning this week, EA’s membership plans, EA Access and Origin Access, have both been renamed as EA Play while Origin Access Premier has been rebranded as EA Play Pro.

This new naming should sound familiar to most gamers as EA Play is also the name of the annual video game experience where EA shows off all of their latest titles and announces new, upcoming ones. This rebranding of the various membership plans under the EA Play brand should make it much easier to understand for those new to EA and who may have possible been confusing EA Access with early access or beta gameplay experiences.

The pricing and features for the newly-named EA Play and EA Play Pro will remain the same and further improvements are promised in the near future such as the addition of exclusive in-game challenges and monthly reward drops. The later sounds similar to what Prime Gaming (previously Twitch/Amazon Prime) offers its subscribers.

Here’s the official list of features for each plan.

EA Play makes your games more rewarding with:

  • Access to exclusive player benefits and a library of top titles including fan-favorite series and premium games.
  • The chance to try out selected new-release games before launch for up to 10 hours of playtime. If you decide to buy the game, all of your saved progress carries over, so you can pick up right where you left off.
  • Savings on EA digital purchases with a 10% member discount – letting you save on full games, Season Passes, points packs, and DLC.

EA Play Pro members get everything above plus:

  • Unlimited access to all our latest titles as soon as they drop.
  • Pro-level rewards like Season Passes and exclusive player content.
  • A library of deluxe edition games.

EA Play is available on Windows devices and Microsoft’s family of Xbox One consoles. It will also expand to Steam gamers later this month on August 31st.

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EA Play
EA Play
Developer: Electronic Arts
Price: $5.99