EA Access through Xbox One is one of the best values in all of gaming, and that’s especially true for sports fans’ Fifa 16 coins. The $30 annual (or $5 monthly) subscription service includes every EA Sports game to date on the console (other than this year’s releases) plus other EA titles such as “Titanfall,” “Battlefield 4,” “Need for Speed Rivals” and “Dragon Age: Inquisition.”
One of the other main perks of the service is the early play time granted for the soon-to-release games. One of those periods began today with “FIFA 16.”
Subscribers to EA Access get 10 full hours with “FIFA 16”, which doesn’t officially release until September 22. Those who decide to purchase the game will be able to continue any progress that was made both offline and online during the trial period.
“FIFA 16” includes 12 Women’s National Teams, new FIFA Ultimate Team Draft mode, new Bundesliga presentation package, nine new stadiums, and “No Touch Dribbling” where you can step away from the ball to create space or trick a defender.
EA Access is available only on Xbox One — Sony has rejected the service for PlayStation 4. It will include early play time for the final sports game of the year from the company next week with “NBA Live 16”. Those who haven’t already used up the hours can even try out previously released games including “Madden NFL 16” and “NHL 16” for the 10 hours. Additionally subscribers receive a 10 percent discount on any digital purchases made within EA games or on the digital downloads of the games themselves.
Non-subscribers on Xbox One, and those on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC also can try out the game with the demo that went out last week.