is digging deep in its bags of tricks to convince gamers that its Xbox One
console is the better option versus Sony's PlayStation 4
, the latter of which is maintaining a somewhat large sales lead. Following the launch of a Kinect-less console for a reduced $399 price tag
, Microsoft has joined forces with Electronic Arts to offer a rather nifty gaming service.
It's called EA Access and it runs $5 per month. Alternately, you can pay $30 for an annual membership and save 50 percent. Either way, you'll enjoy unlimited access to "The Vault," inside of which is a collection of four EA games. They include FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggle 2, and Battlefield 4.
That comes out to over $100 worth of games, and EA promises it will be adding more soon. As for the four available to play now, you can access them with a click of a button. The caveat? The service is only being offer in beta to a limited number of players today, however EA says it will launch for everyone on the Xbox One soon.
There are other benefits to having an EA Access membership as well, such as saving 10 percent on purchases of EA digital content for the Xbox One through the Xbox Games Store. You can also play trials of new EA titles up to five days before the release date.