EA is one of several publishers that charge a $10 online pass for those who purchase their games used, and another subscription option appears to be on the way.

According to a survey and a document that has been circulating , EA Sports is planning a subscription service for those who often purchase their sports titles. As you can see by the pasted document through the link, those who sign up will be entitled to some cool benefits, such as:

— Discounts on downloadable content

— Full downloadable versions of games before they come out in stores

— Ability to transfer paid content from current titles to future title versions

— Free and exclusive EA Sports downloadable content for participating console-based titles

There are a few other perks, too, but that bit about being able to grab digital versions of games before they're available on store shelves is sweet
. On top of which, the fans are definitely going to like being able to transfer paid content from one year's iteration to the next.

There's no price attached to this yet, so the question is: how much would you be willing to pay for this service?

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frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

those are some good perks too bad i dont like sports games. my sisters bf on the other hand has a ps3 and this is perfect for him. ill have to let him know. as for how much i wouldnt pay for this myself.


Last edited by frylock25 on 4/21/2011 9:52:26 PM

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
9 years ago

I have no problem with an optional subscription.
I suppose if i were a sports nut i'd be willing to part with 25 bucks a year,thankfully i'm not!

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

I can see how some people might find this attractive, but if we were living in the time before everything was available via monthly payments, we'd probably get most of this kind of stuff included in the price of the game.

It's an interesting idea and one that a lot of sports video game fans will problem utilize, but I'm kinda hoping it doesn't take off. Mostly due to the
"Free and exclusive EA Sports downloadable content for participating console-based titles"
deal.

I don't want my rpgs, platformers, and puzzle solvers, to start requiring monthly subscriptions in order to get all the "exclusive" items.

StangMan80
StangMan80
9 years ago

Amen to that!

StangMan80
StangMan80
9 years ago

How does $0 sound? Know company is getting any money from me after the entry price($60)!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I'm glad I don't care about The Sports.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

Not for me.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
9 years ago

Well, it wouldn't want to be too much. Think of the poor Xbots. $50 (or whatever it is nowadays) for Gold, paid DLC out the wazoo, online passes for every fourth game that comes out, and now this? Of course, none of it is essential, but how many would pay I wonder.

As for me, I don't buy sports games, and I don't play them unless I'm at someone else's place. They just don't hold that appeal for me. If I want to play sports, I'll do just that.
Peace.

jaybiv
jaybiv
9 years ago

This just means that those that don't join are going to get raped. I love this gaming gen, but I hate it at times like this.

kokoro
kokoro
9 years ago

Don't use the word 'rape' It's not funny, just disgusting.

Though I do agree with you

jaybiv
jaybiv
9 years ago

First off guy, I'm almost 40 years old. I don't take to kind to someone telling me what not to say. Second, the term has a non-sexual, criminal connotation. Look it up in a dictionary if you don't believe me.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

Using the word "rape" when it comes to video games is ridiculous. Not only does it show insensitivity on your part, it reminds me of something a teenager would say.

kokoro
kokoro
9 years ago

(*sigh*)

Didn't mean to offend you.

CoolBLKguy
CoolBLKguy
9 years ago

Well, that means I'm not buying anymore Fight Night games then. Most of those aren't bonus perks, those are things the consumer should get for purchasing a game from them in the first place like transferring DLC you paid for to the latest titles in the series.

mehrab2603
mehrab2603
9 years ago

I love FIFA games, but I would never pay more than the price of the game. Never cared for DLCs and never will

___________
___________
9 years ago

sigh.
when will the price gouging end?
what, the multimillion dollar profits there making on there sports titles are not enough?
allot of publishers would kill to see the sales there games do!
and its still not enough?

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
9 years ago

Well, you could be paying for Xbox Live and this!!!

HA!!

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

I like sports games..but I say no to this. Just another way for EA to nickle and dime you if you ask me. The sports dlc is always crap from EA. It's always things that should've been in the game like previous iteration. They just make you pay real money for them.

Excelsior1
Excelsior1
9 years ago

i know it's the popular to pick on activision, but i hate ea's online pass. they had one for mass effect 2, and that was a single player game. a 1 time code so you could gain access to add on content already on the disc. stuff that was advertised as a bonus for ps3 players was locked out until you created an ea account and used that damn code. just ridiculous.


Last edited by Excelsior1 on 4/22/2011 9:27:38 AM

rogers71
rogers71
9 years ago

I don't like this idea at all. Not only is the online pass a joke but now they want to increase their pockets. Another thing they are trying to do with this is push digital content further down our throats and find out just how feasable it would be to do away with physical media altogether. Don't buy into this people. It will create a domino effect going in the wrong direction.

Naga
Naga
9 years ago

This is cool, but the price must be respectable although Fifa is the only one I seem to bother with from EA Sports.

Temjin001
Temjin001
9 years ago

I was awesome and registered the Game Pass for both versions of MK with my Blockbuster game pass service. Being brand new releases the Kombat codes were un-used inside the game case. Now I can comfortably wait and buy one used without having to lay down $10 to get the online play.

Anyhoo, this move by EA doesn't surprise me. It's their way to try and get back what they lose from the resell market.