Streaming movies and TV shows online is relatively easy in Australia these days, but streaming games is still hard. The files are massive, our internet sucks and the prices generally aren’t that great. EA wants to turn that on its head with a new service for Xbox One called “Access”, and it’s actually coming to Australia.
EA Access is a service that pledges to give users “the best of EA” in a monthly or annual subscription.
At launch, the four available titles will be Battlefield 4, FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25 and Peggle 2. More titles will come soon according to the publisher.
Right now, it’s exclusive to Xbox One owners, with the official launch coming some time in the next month.
So what does all this glorious gaming on-demand cost? Well, in the US it’s $US4.99 per month and $US29.99 per year. Aussies will frustratingly be made to pay more, with the service costing $6.99 per month and $39.99 per year.
EA has no comment to offer when it comes to why Aussies are paying more for the same service. Fancy that!
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