Last week, EA announced adding two games to their Access pro­gram of free games for Xbox One. Those were Bat­tle­field 3 and Bat­tle­field: Bad Com­pa­ny 2, both of which were just recent­ly added to the Xbox back­wards com­pat­i­bil­i­ty pro­gram.  

Elec­tron­ic Arts also con­firmed four more games that will be arriv­ing to EA Access:

  • Dead Space Igni­tion
  • Mad­den NFL 17
  • Skate 3
  • Zuma’s Revenge

EA did not get any detail for the time these titles will be released, just a vague state­ment of “lat­er this year”. There was also no word on whether these games were com­ing to Ori­gin Access (PC ver­sion of Access). For obvi­ous rea­sons, none of these games are avail­able for PlaySta­tion users. Yet again, Skate 3 and Dead Space Igni­tion are already part of the back­wards com­pat­i­ble pro­gram. Why EA is giv­ing access to games play­ers can already get via their con­soles, I do not under­stand.

How­ev­er, EA Access is giv­ing its mem­bers the abil­i­ty to play Mass Effect: Androm­e­da five days ahead of time, for a 10 hour tri­al peri­od. 

With Access you get free games, play some games ahead of launch, and get a 10% dis­count on EA games. It only brings your price down $4, but it’s mon­ey. A month will cost you $4.99 and a year will cost you $29.99. Go to EA’s Access web­site if you are inter­est­ed.