Getting your game on without emptying your wallet can be tough, but if you’re on Xbox One, EA Access has been a steady, reliable way to do it. For $5 a month or $30 a year, Xbox gamers get access to a whole stack of EA’s best games and early access to the newest titles – in addition to significant discounts. In an effort by Electronic Arts to say thanks, some of the earliest subscribers of the service are now receiving pretty nice care packages from the company. Even Xbox boss Phil Spencer got one, as noted by Gamespot.
— Jordan Beach (@BeachHead34) March 31, 2017
That’s plenty of bytes
The package, shown above, includes a 2TB Seagate external hard drive intended for use with Xbox One (though, really, you could use it for whatever), 3 1-month Access passes, and a brief note from the company that reads:
Thanks for being with EA Access from the start – there’s no one we’d rather have spent all those weekend-long binges and all-night gaming marathons with than you. We figured with the 40+ games in the Vault, you could use some extra hard drive space, plus a little extra something to get your whole crew on board.
The note’s a bit cloying, but this is still a heck of a package to get unprompted. The drive itself goes for just a hair under $100 over on Amazon, and a month of EA Access is, again, $5.
Nicely done, EA.
The vault includes everything from Star Wars Battlefront and Mirror’s Edge Catalyst to older games like the Mass Effect trilogy. There’s also a whole pile of EA Sports games and other EA franchises.