STATES CHRONICLE – It’s going to be a good week for Xbox gamers as gold members receive special treat from EA. The company announced that between January 19th and 24th, all of the users with gold memberships will be able to play a total of 15 games, for free. The offer will be available only in the mentioned week.
The games that will be made available for the golden subscribers are Peggle 2, Madden 14, FIFA 14, Titanfall, NBA LIVE 15, Need for Speed Rivals, Plants versus Zombies Garden Warfare, Madden 25, NHL 15, Dragon Age: Inquisition, EA Sports UFC, FIFA 15, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline.
EA’s strategy is to give the members a taste of its finest games, and, hopefully, convince them to later subscribe to their service package, the EA Access. Normally the games are available for a monthly fee of $4.99.
Also, they employed a different strategy. By making both Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline available for the public, they have them a chance to test both of the games and decide which is better and which is worth the purchase. It’s a rather smart form of advertising seeing as Battlefield Hardline could never fit in Battlefield 4’s shoes.
And for those that are tired of the Call of Duty and the wounds received on the Battlefield, EA is also putting Titanfall on the list. Even though the game is considerably older than the two previously mentioned, it has its own unique appeal. It could be considered a breath of fresh air, after all the military shooting.
Gold members receive special treat from EA, as the company added the EA Sports UFC to the list of 15 free games that will be available for subscribers with a gold membership next week. This comes as a good way of promoting the upcoming EA Sports UFC 2 that will be available this March. It’s a good marketing technique from EA’s part, mainly because the first game was very good. The players needed to balance abilities such as cage control, thinking, strategy, timing and kicking in order to beat the opponents, very much like in a real-life match.
But the good news doesn’t end here. If you decide to purchase any of the games that you tried out during the free trial offered by EA, the progress that was made in the game will be saved and you will have the possibility to continue from where you left it. EA Access will be available for a monthly fee of $4.99, or a yearly one of $29.99.
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