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News EA Play comes to PC for GPU members 18/03

Banjo64

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More than 60 of EA’s biggest and best PC games like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, FIFA 20, Titanfall 2 and Need for Speed Heat, as well as titles from some of EA’s most popular franchises like Battlefield, Madden NFL, Command & Conquer, and The Sims.

 

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That was fast, damn Microsoft is killing it. RIP my SSD.

Edit: I judged it way too fast, there’s a catch to it. You have to install Origin to play games from EA. Hmm 🤔 that’s annoying, maybe I’m being dramatic. Can’t tell.
 
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That was fast, damn Microsoft is killing it. RIP my SSD.

Edit: I judged it way too fast, there’s a catch to it. You have to install Origin to play games from EA. Hmm 🤔 that’s annoying, maybe I’m being dramatic. Can’t tell.
That's weird earlier there was here news about EA titles being wrapped in UWP for Windows Store versions, so why stupid Origin?
 

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Absolutely mental lineup on that thing now. Glad I did the cheeky Gold "exploit" and got something like 3 years for £72.
 
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So, EA Play app is seperate from the Origin client ? adding even more to the clutter of game launchers on my PC. At this rate we might as well go back to the nineties and have a seperate launcher for each and every game again
 
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EA really is all in on subscriptions aren't they?
EA and Ubisoft, waiting for Activision and then think that's the big boy's wrapped up. I don't see the Japanese big companies going into a subscription model cause they have their mobile money.
 

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This reads to me like you don't have to have Game Pass Ultimate and just the cheaper PC sub is enough.
Am I missing something?

Either way same caveats as when they announced it for Xbox apply here. This isn't including the more expensive EA Play Pro which gives access to new games, it is just the cheaper version which is mainly older games (e.g. this will include FIFA 20, whereas the more expensive tier has FIFA 21). Still cool though, but just temper your expectations!
 
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They almost launched it last month but it got cancelled, probably related to the client.

Not a big deal to have the EA app, in my opinion. I already have Origin anyway.

I guess this weekend I'll get to play Fallen Order!
 

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So, EA Play app is seperate from the Origin client ? adding even more to the clutter of game launchers on my PC. At this rate we might as well go back to the nineties and have a seperate launcher for each and every game again

It's supposed to replace Origin, but's it's still in beta: EA Desktop Open Beta
 

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I don't think you need GPU for this. The basic GP for PC sub will do, at least that's what MS was saying months ago.
 
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really? weird... I could have sworn they said it's only for Ultimate back when they announced it.
Woah are you guys sure about this?. I too figured you would need Ultimate.
It's worded funny but yes. the original announcement said xbox game pass ultimate and Xbox gamepass for PC. Which is a weird way to say you don't need ultimate on PC when ultimate includes PC...

Should have said on console with ultimate and ultimate not required on PC. PC really does well here as you don't need gold either.

That Microsoft PR.
 
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It's worded funny but yes. the original announcement said xbox game pass ultimate and Xbox gamepass for PC. Which is a weird way to say you don't need ultimate on PC when ultimate includes PC...

Should have said on console with ultimate and ultimate not required on PC. PC really does well here as you don't need gold either.

That Microsoft PR.

ok makes sense to not tie it to Ultimate on PC I guess.
 

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Just downloaded the EA Desktop App, but nothing on it yet about Gamepas, same with Gamepass itself. I guess its launching later today.
 

Derktron

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the EA Desktop App is the successor for Origin. it is basically the same but less shit
Don't care, this is why I don't play on PC that much. Because you have to download launchers just to play some damn game.
 

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EA and Ubisoft, waiting for Activision and then think that's the big boy's wrapped up. I don't see the Japanese big companies going into a subscription model cause they have their mobile money.
Square Enix is all in on Gamepass they are like second or third largest Japanese game companies
 

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how long do you think these EA games will stay on GP?

what's the average placement times of 3rd party games on GP?
 

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Why is only game pass ultimate in the title when game pass PC subscribers also get this?

We exist here you know.
 

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Fast? They delayed it literally on launch day and didn't say a word for over 3 months...

But yeah, nice that it's available now.
Still impressive. Meanwhile still waiting for Sony to improve PS Now on PC.
 
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After the last unanounced delay (motherfucking unprofessional from one of the biggest business entities on the fucking planet), I am just a bit paranoid, if this will really be happening.