The limitless gaming service for a monthly fee from the prominent game distributor receives a new unified branding - and is now also available through the store of Steam (Tin that does not manage to justify itself so much)
Remember EA Access and Origin Access? It's time to say goodbye to them and welcome the replacement - the new EA Play service (in the basic version and in the premium version that goes by the name EA Play Pro) that will be available uniquely on the PlayStation 4 andXbox One And in PCs, both through EA Games' own Origin platform and for the first time through Steam Great.
Except for the new branding, there is not too much in line with this transition - interested consumers can choose to pay a monthly amount of 4 euros (about 16 shekels, in the Origin platform store) or an annual amount of 25 euros (about 100 shekels) for access to an almost total library 200 new and old titles from EA Games And a number of additional unlimited distributors, along with a sweeping 10 percent discount on any purchase of games or add-on content from EA and limited time-limited access (up to 10 hours of play) to the newest titles of the American company.
Those who want access to the latest EA Games titles indefinitely and before everyone else can opt for the premium EA Play Pro subscription, which is very similar to the standard EA Play in many ways (but intended for devout fans who must have access to the new episode of FIFA or Battlefield A few days before the rest) - with a monthly price tag of 15 euros or a discounted annual price tag of 100 euros.
The main innovation in the transition from Origin Access and EA Access to EA Play is actually the expansion of service availability: with the official landing of most of EA Games's in the store of Steam (Some with a link to the Origin platform behind the scenes, some do not), the EA Play service also becomes available through Wallab's large gaming platform - at a price of NIS 22.5 per month or NIS 138 per year, which will also provide unlimited access to a game catalog. Of EA inSteam, Along with a fixed 10 percent discount on permanent purchases and up to ten hours access to the latest games.
Great or weird? On the one hand we welcome and welcome EA's decision to bring its games and services to competing platforms and thus increase consumer choice, but even in this case of EA Play we encounter the company's high and puzzling conversion rate to our local currency - while the payment in Origin itself for Surfers from Israel are made in euros and uniform to that of surfers from all over Europe, inSteam A pre-conversion is made to shekels, which is definitely not good with our wallet, and thus a situation is obtained in which the EA Play subscription is through Origin It is cheaper and also includes a much larger amount of games.
Gaming enthusiasts who want to experience the best of EA but also dislike the use of Origin are given a new, seemingly new alternative here, although it is worth remembering that in practice the value for money in the EA Play subscription is through Steam It is significantly lower than the value of subscribing to EA Play through Origin - and also through use Steam A significant portion of the games will still require accounting and implementation Origin Installed to operate.
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