Electronic Arts and Microsoft have closed a much celebrated agreement by the community. If it catches you confused, we refer to the integration of EA Play to Xbox Game Pass at no additional cost. The action is expected to take place in late 2020 for members subscribed to the Xbox service and once formalized, EA games linked to the previous Origin Access and EA Access, will be available in the Game Pass catalog for console and PC.
As the announcement highlights, all Game Pass subscribers will be able to access more than 60 EA games for console and PC, including titles like FIFA 20 , Titanfall 2 and Need for Speed Heat , as well as blockbuster franchises like Battlefield , Mass Effect , Skate. and The Sims . In combination, the service will offer, in addition to the Xbox launches from the day of its premiere, the opportunity to play 10 hours of new Electronic Arts games. EA titles will not only be available on PC and consoles, Microsoft emphasizes that some will be playable through xCloud.
The above is another important point to cheer Game Pass subscribers on: the official launch of the cloud gaming service, xCloud. The platform officially launches from September 15 only on Android, as Apple has denied permission to distribute the service on the App Store. To play it will be necessary to use the Xbox One controller in the terminal via bluetooth, although Microsoft has confirmed licenses for several brands such as Razer and 8BitDo, which allow them to create specific controllers for use in the cloud. The House of Redmond also recently confirmed that the PlayStation 4 controller, DualShock 4, will work with the Xbox service.
To have full access to the EA Play library, PC players only need an Xbox Game Pass subscription and Electronic Arts titles will automatically be enabled. For console players, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (Game Pass + Live Gold) is required to link to EA’s built-in system. Before finishing, we remind you of the announcement of the launch date and the price of Xbox Series X: it will be available from November 10 for an estimated amount of 499 euros