Electronics Arts has announced a new subscription plan that will Xbox One players to play some of the publishers biggest games for only $4.99 (about £2.94, AU$5.31) a month or $29.99 (about £17.69, AU$31.96) for the full year.
The video game publisher announced that the new service, called EA Access, launches into beta today giving a limited number of players access to four select titles. These include FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggle 2 and Battlefield 4.
EA Access subscribers will also have trial access to future titles like Dragon Age: Inquisition up to five days ahead of their launch date. Additionally, subscribers will get ten percent off digital EA goods they purchase on the Xbox One whether it be a new game or season pass like Premium for Battlefield 4.
There will be more games coming soon and in the near future the beta will launch for everyone on Xbox One.
Well this is unprecedented
It's a surprising move from EA, which once voted the 2013's worst company in America according to the Consumerist.
So far the deal is already proving to be a steal giving gamers multiple $60 games for a fraction of the price. Of course this means players will have to continuing paying in order to access their games, but this is still an unprecedented package.
The real question is how quickly will EA add new games to EA Access.
New movies often come to Netflix several months after DVDs and Blu-Rays are printed, but this is all due to restrictions put in place by production studios. Whereas it would be in the best interest of EA to slowly add a trickle of new games to its subscription service with the hope that more gamers will pay full price for immediate access.