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You don’t need Xbox Gold for EA Access unless you play online

Wednesday, 30th July 2014 14:12 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

EA has some good news for you regarding EA Access: no double subscription on Xbox One unless you want to blast people online in Battlefield 4.

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“Any Xbox One gamer can join EA Access and take advantage of the benefits of membership,” said a company representative to Joystiq. “In order to connect to multiplayer gameplay on the Xbox One platform you will need a subscription to Xbox Gold.”

The service in the US runs $4.99 a month and EA has confirmed a £3.99 monthly price for the UK.

An annual membership in US will run you $29.99, but a yearly option in the UK has yet to be announced, per MCV.

A beta is currently running for a selected few, and it’s slated to roll out to more customers in the coming months.

Sony said overnight it had turned down EA Access for PlayStation 4 as the company felt it wasn’t a good value for its customers.

Thus, the reason EA announced it as an Xbox One exclusive yesterday. Maybe if enough PS4 player want the service, Sony will negotiate something at a later date. It wouldn’t be the first time a console maker added or redacted an option or service after enough people spoke up.

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