updated 08:30 am EDT, Fri August 8, 2014
No mention of timetable or future titles to be added, COO laments Sony's refusal
Electronic Arts chief operating officer Peter Moore has given more context to the future offerings from its EA Access Xbox One game subscription service. The service will grow, with new additions to the offerings that users have access to for a subscription fee; in addition, old games will not be removed from the service as time goes on.
"I think one of the key things is that once a game goes into the Vault it stays there, it's not going to be taken out, that's a commitment we've made," said Moore of the possibility of games being retracted from the service as new ones are added.
For either a $5 monthly or $30 annual fee, gamers on Microsoft's new console will soon be able to sign up for EA Access, allowing them to play FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggle 2, and Battlefield 4, in addition to saving 10 percent on purchases of all EA digital content through the Xbox Games Store.
"New game additions will be determined by franchise and timing," Moore said to CVG. "We have to make decisions along that way, so there's no template, like 30 days after a game ships it goes into the Vault."
Sony has chosen to not allow the subscription service on Playstation Plus, claiming that the value offered by EA wasn't compelling enough for its subscribers. Moore didn't add much to Sony's denial, saying that "it's tough for me to comment on Sony's comments. I think they made themselves pretty clear."
When asked about the nature of the titles, Moore claimed that the Vault "will get its share of triple-A titles. We haven't made any announcements to that extent about exactly when, where and how, but the Vault will be substantial."