The launch of the Xbox Series X on November 10 just got a whole lot bigger.
When the console is finally released to the masses, it will launch with the possibility of access to hundreds of games across multiple console generations.
If you take the plunge on Xbox Game Pass Ultimate — the Xbox brand’s flagship subscription service, which nets you access to Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass — from November 10 you’ll also land access to EA Play, and its Vault of more than 90 games from the publisher.
That means that, quite literally on day one, Xbox Series X will get an immediate boost of 90+ games.
“Starting November 10, EA Play will be available on Xbox consoles, including Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X, as part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and beginning in December, members with an Ultimate or PC subscription will be able to download and play games from the EA Play library on Windows 10 PCs,” said CVP, Gaming Partnerships and Ecosystem at Xbox, Sarah Bond.
Game Pass Ultimate also grants subscribers access to the program on PC, not to mention access to titles on compatible Android devices for mobile cloud-based streaming.
So while technically you won’t be granted immediate access to the 90+ titles in the EA Play vault, the sheer variety on offer should you take up Xbox Game Pass Ultimately means you’d be missing out on the premium Xbox Series X experience from launch if you don’t sign up.
Alongside day-one access to first-party Xbox games, Game Pass from November 10 will also give you access to more than 90 EA-published games, included in the bundled price for Game Pass Ultimate.
The EA Play Vault includes all FIFA games, FIFA 15 through FIFA 20, the Mass Effect trilogy, The Sims, Star Wars Battlefront, and Titanfall. Just to name a few big game franchises.
On top of that, an EA Play subscription also grants 10% on newly-released EA games, meaning that on launch day you can buy the digital version of EA games such as FIFA or Madden at 10% off the RRP digital price.
Your Game Pass Ultimate price won’t change once EA Play is added: it’s still locked in at $15.95 a month (you can sign up now for $1 for the first month via the official Xbox website).