- Microsoft has announced the addition of EA Play games to its Game Pass subscription service.
- The new addition brings 70 games with no extra cost to consumers.
- This subscription service will be the making of Xbox’s next-gen plans.
Xbox’s Game Pass is a fantastic deal, and it just got better.
Microsoft just announced through the official Xbox website that EA’s subscription service, EA Play, would soon be available to all Game Pass Ultimate and PC subscribers.
If you thought that Xbox already had the best deal, then they’d disagree.
Game Pass is a Killer Selling Point for Xbox
It’s no secret that Xbox and PlayStation are coming at the upcoming console generation from different directions. While PlayStation has gone the traditional route of touting its latest hardware innovation, Xbox has focused almost exclusively on accessibility.
Game Pass will give players an instant next-gen library, access to Xbox games on the go with xCloud, and now it also includes a bunch of EA Play titles. All of these benefits come for a fraction of the cost it would be to get the same thing on PlayStation.
If there’s one factor that will hand Xbox a win in the ‘console wars,’ it’ll be Game Pass. It’s such a good deal that it’s ever convincing platform neutrals, as you can see in the video below.
The Added Features Don’t Even Add Cost
The cherry on the cake for Xbox’s Game Pass is the fact that these EA Play games come without an increase in cost. That means current subscribers have just gained an extra 70 games without spending any extra cash.
This isn’t the first time that Xbox has expanded Game Pass features without increases charges either. Not long ago, it was announced that Project xCloud would be free to any Ultimate subscribers as soon as the service launches officially on September 15th.
The extra features of Game Pass are certainly starting to pile up. With popular games like the Fifa and Battlefront series available, thanks to EA Play, it’s no wonder that Microsoft’s subscription gaming service is doing so well.
The most interesting part is that Sony probably won’t respond unless things start going badly for them, and they’ve shown in the past that they’re ready to make price-based blunders. Just look at what Ken Kutaragi had to say when defending the high price of the PS3 back in 2005.
For consumers to think to themselves ‘I will work more hours to buy one’. We want people to feel that they want it, irrespective of anything else.
With Xbox being the exact gaming brand for budget-conscious consumers in these trying times, those sorts of budgeting mistakes aren’t ones Sony can afford to make again.
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