After the announcement earlier this month earned the stunned acclaim of many, Microsoft has now confirmed that EA Play will come to Game Pass Ultimate on November 10. If you're keeping track, yes, that's the worldwide launch day for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
EA Play, formerly EA Access, is a subscription service that grants players instant access to dozens of games in the EA backlog, as well as timed trials and discounts on brand new games coming from EA. The service, like Game Pass, will be available on PC and Xbox, with more games to be playable via Xbox Cloud Gaming. It is normally a $5/month service, or $30 for a year bought in full, but it will be included in Xbox Game Pass Ultimate ($14.99) for no additional charge from day one of the next generation of Xbox.
Sarah Bond, CVP of gaming partnerships and ecosystem said the team has "been waiting for this moment for a long time and now it’s finally here."
This will be a massive moment for gamers and we’re excited to bring it to life with Xbox Game Pass and the amazing franchises from Xbox Game Studios and our industry partners, on day one. Xbox Game Pass connects people with a library of over 100 great games across consoles, PCs and now Android devices.
As always, it's interesting to note Xbox continues to promise a library of "over 100" games even though the Game Pass library has been well over 200 games for many months now. It seems the 100 figure comes as a guarantee, but lately players get a lot more than that.
Bethesda's library will also be coming to Game Pass, Bond reminded readers in a release this morning, as part of the recent acquisition of ZeniMax and its eight studios by Microsoft. This includes DOOM Eternal, which hits Game Pass for console on October 1, with a PC version coming to the service soon thereafter. Future titles, such as The Elder Scrolls 6 and Starfield will also launch directly into Game Pass.