Earlier this month, EA set up a page on Steam for EA Access, which has since been rebranded as ‘EA Play’. Now, the publisher has announced when its subscription service will be launching on Valve’s platform, setting a date for the end of August.
As of the 31st of August, EA Play will be available on Steam, joining the likes of Origin, Xbox One and PS4 – all platforms that already have access to the service.
If you are new to the concept of EA Play, then here is a quick breakdown of how it works. EA Play costs £3.99 per month of £19.99 per year and in return, you get access to a vault of hundreds of games from EA’s catalogue, with newer releases often entering ‘The Vault’ six to nine months after release. Right now, some of the highlights in EA Play include Need for Speed Heat, Battlefield V, The Sims 4, A Way Out, Mass Effect, Dragon Age, Mirror’s Edge, Dead Space and more.
Other benefits also include early access to upcoming games in the form of a 10-hour free trial period, a blanket 10% discount for all EA digital content and occasional member-only rewards/discounts too. There is a higher tier version of EA Play called ‘EA Play Premier’, which grants access to new games on release in exchange for a higher monthly fee. For now though, this Premier subscription is only available via Origin.
KitGuru Says: Have many of you used EA Play/EA Access before? Are you thinking about trying it out for the first time when it comes to Steam?