EA_Access_Logo02 05 Aug

Electronic Arts has clarified to IGN that its recently announced EA Access service will not require an Xbox Live Gold subscription to download and play games, however certain game features requiring the subscription will remain.

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

Microsoft moved several of its entertainment apps outside the Xbox Live Gold paywall in June.

EA Access is a subscription service for the Xbox One, that gives subscribers access to “The Vault” a collection of EA titles for $4.99 a month or $29.99 a year. Members will also receive a ten percent discount on EA digital content as well as get early access to certain games starting with Madden NFL 15, NHL 15, FIFA 15, NBA Live 15 and Dragon Age: Inquisition.

(via CVG)