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Xbox One Hardware Comes With FIFA 16, Annual Subscription to EA Access!

By Wayne G / Published on Saturday, 05 Mar 2016 09:14 AM / No Comments / 466 views

Microsoft Corporation has released a brand new Xbox One hardware bundle with a FIFA 16 theme. The bundle is priced at a fairly reasonable price of $400 considering that it also comes with a year-long subscription to EA Access, which is Electronic Arts’ highly praised gaming service. It also has a 1TB hard drive, head set, and digital codes that can be used to redeem any three FIFA Ultimate Team Loan Legends meant exclusively for the Xbox One. Furthermore, the bundle also includes Assassin’s Creed Unity absolutely free of cost.

The special FIFA 16 bundle is a departure from the usual ones from Xbox One in that it comes with an EA Access membership. The annual subscription is valued at $30, since the monthly fees are $5, and gamers will be quite happy to get it for absolutely free. Interestingly, the game will not be released for Nintendo consoles.

The free EA Access membership is bound to be a big hit with Xbox One users because it offers them a whole lot of excellent discounts as well as free games available for download from time to time. At present, membership of EA Access allows people to play EA games such as Dragon Age: Inquisition, Need for Speed Rivals, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare and Battlefield 4. Members can also play a whole lot of fantastic sports games for free. They include Madden NFL 15, Madden NFL 25 and NBA Live 15, to name a few of the free games available. All of them can be played without any restrictions.

The other advantage of being a member of EA Access is that one can try out games long before they are released into the market. This is a very good way of trying out the new game modes and experimenting with all of its features. Members can download special versions of the games until the games are eventually available for sale. Members can then buy the games at a special discount once they hit the market, and simply carry it forward at the level they have reached by playing. All games and other content such as DLC and expansion packs from EA that are featured on the Xbox One Games Store are available at 10% off to members.

Incidentally, there is also a 500GB bundle available at a good price. While this bundle offers a complete download of FIFA 16 and a wireless controller, it comes with only a month of EA Access. However, EA seems to have a winner on its hands with FIFA 16. The game looks very realistic thanks to the use of motion capture technology and it is very slickly produced indeed. It also features female players for the first time, perhaps on account of the growing popularity of women’s football. It is set in a number of realistically done stadiums, some of which are actual football venues. The game can be played in single player or multiplayer mode. By all accounts, the game will do very well in the marketplace.

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