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EA Play is Coming to PC for Xbox Game Pass Members Starting Tomorrow | TechPowerUp
 
Since teaming up with Electronic Arts, we've been working to provide Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and PC members an EA Play membership at no additional cost. We want to thank the PC community for your patience over the past few months as we worked to deliver a better Xbox App experience for EA Play. We're excited to share with you that starting tomorrow, March 18 at 2:00 p.m. PT, Xbox Game Pass PC and Ultimate members will be able to enjoy all the benefits of EA Play on Windows 10.

These benefits include access to 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. You also receive exclusive in-game challenges and rewards, special member-only content, and discounts on EA digital purchases via the EA Desktop app beta. Xbox Game Pass with EA Play also includes the option to trial games for up to 10 hours from best-loved franchises and top titles like FIFA 21. Finally starting on day one of EA Play on PC with Xbox Game Pass, members can play the new-to-Play List title Star Wars: Squadrons on PC and console.
 
To get started with your EA Play membership on PC, just download the EA Desktop app, EA's next-generation PC platform that's currently in open beta, and sign-in to your EA Account or create a new one. Once you are logged in you will be prompted to link your Xbox account and your EA account. The Xbox app will walk you through the setup process when you download your first EA Play game. After you download the app and connect your accounts, you can browse the EA Play library, look for your next favorite game, and play with friends.
 
Sounds like more fun to come. 

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    Re: EA Play is Coming to PC for Xbox Game Pass Members Starting Tomorrow 2021/03/18 06:30:38 (permalink)
    I will go out on a ledge here & say the integration will not be as smooth as they claim it to be...
     
    Have you ever tried to deal with EA or MS/Xbox  tech support people.?
     
    Sounds good though.

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    Re: EA Play is Coming to PC for Xbox Game Pass Members Starting Tomorrow 2021/03/18 08:14:43 (permalink)
    As someone who has Game Pass Ultimate paid (used the Gold to Ultimate conversion for a really good deal) for the next three years, this is good news to me 


     
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    Re: EA Play is Coming to PC for Xbox Game Pass Members Starting Tomorrow 2021/03/18 15:17:02 (permalink)
    Totally redundant to Steam implementation of it. Microsoft has already missed the boat.
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    Re: EA Play is Coming to PC for Xbox Game Pass Members Starting Tomorrow 2021/03/18 23:07:05 (permalink)
    Brad_Hawthorne
    Totally redundant to Steam implementation of it. Microsoft has already missed the boat.

    Wait, Steam has their own version of Game Pass??? Why haven't I heard of this? What's it called?
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    Re: EA Play is Coming to PC for Xbox Game Pass Members Starting Tomorrow 2021/03/19 02:53:50 (permalink)
    Brad_Hawthorne
    Totally redundant to Steam implementation of it. Microsoft has already missed the boat.




    Not sure how they missed the boat since Xbox Game Pass has been a hit and what this says is at no additional cost they get EA Play adding a bunch of EA titles to what people already get with Xbox Game Pass. Seems like the value of the program just increased a lot.

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    Re: EA Play is Coming to PC for Xbox Game Pass Members Starting Tomorrow 2021/03/19 08:42:42 (permalink)
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    Not sure how they missed the boat since Xbox Game Pass has been a hit and what this says is at no additional cost they get EA Play adding a bunch of EA titles to what people already get with Xbox Game Pass. Seems like the value of the program just increased a lot.

    That confused me as well. I went looking for Valve's implementation of Game Pass that he was talking about and couldn't find anything. Microsoft definitely did not miss the boat with Game Pass. Right now they are the Icebreakers paving the way for future companies to follow their path. I've done a complete 180 with Game Pass after getting 3 months free. After that I went and stock pilled up on cheap Xbox Live Gold cards to get 3 years, and converted that to Game Pass Ultimate for $1 (Promo Microsoft is doing right now). If you get GPU for cheap like I did, there is no better value in gaming at the moment (I play GPU on both my PC and Series X). I won't have to pay for a single Microsoft or ZeniMax (Bethesda, ID) game for the next 3 years and play them on day 1. Plus all the other hundreds of games on it now, and the library just keeps getting better.
     
    So Microsoft adding the EA Play service to their Game Pass library on the PC is not totally redundant at all.


     
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    Re: EA Play is Coming to PC for Xbox Game Pass Members Starting Tomorrow 2021/03/22 05:39:00 (permalink)
    My poor backlog...


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    Re: EA Play is Coming to PC for Xbox Game Pass Members Starting Tomorrow 2021/04/28 09:34:43 (permalink)
    can someone help me with putting my system specs at the bottom of messages? It looks really professional and I dont know where to put that info.

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    Re: EA Play is Coming to PC for Xbox Game Pass Members Starting Tomorrow 2021/04/28 16:07:54 (permalink)
    Tried out Squadrons but the mouse control scheme is so bad and you can't even remap them. Coming from other flying games, this makes it unplayable for me.
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    Re: EA Play is Coming to PC for Xbox Game Pass Members Starting Tomorrow 2021/04/28 19:22:30 (permalink)
    more games the better 

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    Re: EA Play is Coming to PC for Xbox Game Pass Members Starting Tomorrow 2021/04/28 19:34:17 (permalink)
    I wish I would have known this a week ago when I paid for a year of EA play.

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    Re: EA Play is Coming to PC for Xbox Game Pass Members Starting Tomorrow 2021/04/30 01:34:09 (permalink)
    As a game pass subscriber for a little more than a year now, I love the service and I've been enjoying a handful of EAPLay games. Great addition tbh
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    Re: EA Play is Coming to PC for Xbox Game Pass Members Starting Tomorrow 2021/04/30 01:38:48 (permalink)
    This good news but also bad news for this pesky thing called a "job" 🤣
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    Re: EA Play is Coming to PC for Xbox Game Pass Members Starting Tomorrow 2021/04/30 01:40:34 (permalink)
    Looking forward to not getting to play it!

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    Re: EA Play is Coming to PC for Xbox Game Pass Members Starting Tomorrow 2021/04/30 04:30:02 (permalink)
    Xbox really trying to get those subscribers.
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    Re: EA Play is Coming to PC for Xbox Game Pass Members Starting Tomorrow 2021/04/30 04:42:51 (permalink)
    Crono101
    Xbox really trying to get those subscribers.



    Really it's a great reason to buy a Xbox over a PS5 along with the more powerful hardware. The only thing that really hurts Xbox is last generation Sony did better with exclusives. With Xbox I can play most of the exclusives they have on the PC as well so not really as keen on buying the console since I have a nice computer. 

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    Re: EA Play is Coming to PC for Xbox Game Pass Members Starting Tomorrow 2021/04/30 08:46:19 (permalink)
    Yeah Game Pass is a pretty solid service now. Basically Netflix for games.
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    Re: EA Play is Coming to PC for Xbox Game Pass Members Starting Tomorrow 2021/04/30 15:56:34 (permalink)
    I feel like game pass is better for people newer to gaming as they probably haven't played all these titles. Def a good value for the price either way.
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    Re: EA Play is Coming to PC for Xbox Game Pass Members Starting Tomorrow 2021/04/30 23:06:11 (permalink)
    Yeah, I'd tried playing it on gamepad, it's terrible. Wanted so badly for this game to be good but cant even play it with this controls.
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    Re: EA Play is Coming to PC for Xbox Game Pass Members Starting Tomorrow 2021/05/01 05:10:56 (permalink)
    Any thoughts if I should get some xbox live gold cards and convert them to ultimate even though I don't have a Xbox or a decent rig to run PC games at the moment?

    I don't even know when I would get a rig built with the GPU shortage.....
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    Re: EA Play is Coming to PC for Xbox Game Pass Members Starting Tomorrow 2021/05/01 12:58:40 (permalink)
    faith730
    Any thoughts if I should get some xbox live gold cards and convert them to ultimate even though I don't have a Xbox or a decent rig to run PC games at the moment?

    I don't even know when I would get a rig built with the GPU shortage.....



    The smartest decision IMO is to either bulk up three years of gold, then convert into Ultimate for $1 or if you're already a Game Pass Ultimate subscriber you can buy EA Play 12 month subs for $30. Each 12 month subscription will convert into 4 months of Game Pass Ultimate.
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    Re: EA Play is Coming to PC for Xbox Game Pass Members Starting Tomorrow 2021/05/01 18:00:08 (permalink)
    Its by far the beat way. Also, i heard that you can do the conversion another time after the subscription ends
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    Re: EA Play is Coming to PC for Xbox Game Pass Members Starting Tomorrow 2021/05/01 18:56:23 (permalink)
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    Any thoughts if I should get some xbox live gold cards and convert them to ultimate even though I don't have a Xbox or a decent rig to run PC games at the moment?

    I don't even know when I would get a rig built with the GPU shortage.....



    The smartest decision IMO is to either bulk up three years of gold, then convert into Ultimate for $1 or if you're already a Game Pass Ultimate subscriber you can buy EA Play 12 month subs for $30. Each 12 month subscription will convert into 4 months of Game Pass Ultimate.

    How long will that promo last though? I still need a new gpu to finish my build and I don't want to activate xbox live ultimate till I can actually make use of it
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    Re: EA Play is Coming to PC for Xbox Game Pass Members Starting Tomorrow 2021/05/04 02:46:45 (permalink)
    Woah . . . I'll have to check this out. Looks like theres enough content to justify another subscription now? IDK never really used xbox live or ea play.
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    Re: EA Play is Coming to PC for Xbox Game Pass Members Starting Tomorrow 2021/05/04 10:08:48 (permalink)
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    Really it's a great reason to buy a Xbox over a PS5 along with the more powerful hardware. The only thing that really hurts Xbox is last generation Sony did better with exclusives. With Xbox I can play most of the exclusives they have on the PC as well so not really as keen on buying the console since I have a nice computer. 

    I have a powerful computer, yet I love owning both. I play all my FPS (Battlefield of course) and high demanding games like Cyberpunk with max ray tracing settings on my PC. But sometimes I just want to be in my home theater with my OLED and Dolby Atmos system playing on my Xbox Series X. Best of both worlds to me, just depending on what mood I'm in.
     
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    I feel like game pass is better for people newer to gaming as they probably haven't played all these titles. Def a good value for the price either way.

    Gamepass isn't just old games anymore. They are putting out more and more games on day one. Like MLB The Show which used to be a Sony exclusive, came to GP the day it released. Every single Microsoft game, which includes Bethesda and ID now, will be coming to GP on day one. I don't have to buy a single Halo, Gears, Forza Motorsport or Horizon, Doom, Fallout, Elder Scrolls, Wolfenstein, etc... All of which I used to buy day one and spend way too much money on. Also looking forward to Psychonauts 2 
     
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    Re: EA Play is Coming to PC for Xbox Game Pass Members Starting Tomorrow 2021/05/04 10:26:08 (permalink)
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    Xbox really trying to get those subscribers.



    Really it's a great reason to buy a Xbox over a PS5 along with the more powerful hardware. The only thing that really hurts Xbox is last generation Sony did better with exclusives. With Xbox I can play most of the exclusives they have on the PC as well so not really as keen on buying the console since I have a nice computer. 


    Sony did say they wanted to bring more of their games to PC. Already seeing this with Horizon, Death Stranding and now Days Gone. Here's hoping they will keep at it and follow Microsofts footsteps.
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    Re: EA Play is Coming to PC for Xbox Game Pass Members Starting Tomorrow 2021/05/04 11:03:19 (permalink)
    Still the best deal in gaming.
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    Re: EA Play is Coming to PC for Xbox Game Pass Members Starting Tomorrow 2021/05/04 11:38:36 (permalink)
    I'd get this

    Does that include Mass Effect Legendary Edition ?
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    Re: EA Play is Coming to PC for Xbox Game Pass Members Starting Tomorrow 2021/05/04 17:07:21 (permalink)
    There's a way to convert EA play memberships to Game Pass Ultimate memberships, if I remember correctly. It's worth a search.

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