Game developer Electronic Arts (EA) promised that games within EA Access will remain there indefinitely. This information was confirmed recently by gaming publication CVG, which interviewed EA chief operating officer Peter Moore.
"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," Moore said.
The gaming company refers to the EA Access library as The Vault, which only has four games at this moment. Those games are Battlefield 4, Madden NFL 25, FIFA 14, and Peggle 2. EA Access subscribers will only need to pay $4.99 a month to play all four games, which normally costs around $60 new. Also, the games are for the Xbox One only. Though the games being offered are a bit dated, EA promises that the collection will eventually expand.
"The Vault will get its share of triple-A titles," explained Moore. "We haven't made any announcements to that extent about exactly when, where and how, but the Vault will be substantial."
Even so, the EA executive was quick to add that there was no definite pattern regarding when the subscription library is updated.
"New game additions will be determined by franchise and timing," Moore stated. "We have to make decisions along that way, so there's no template."
In other words, there is no way for EA Access subscribers to know when their favorite titles will be entered into the Vaults. Still, the videogame giant is touting the subscription service as cheap access to popular-demand titles. With that said, the EA program may be a game-changer (pun fully intended) in the way titles are distributed after release.
Only time will tell if EA Access actually lives up to that potential.