A few days ago, a fan asked the EA Access Twitter account whether Dragon Age: Origins and Dragon Age 2 would be added to the service via backwards compatibility, as they really enjoyed playing Inquisition. EA Access responded, giving us an idea that EA are indeed considering it.
While EA Access is a premium service exclusive to Xbox One, it is also the Xbox One that will be releasing Backwards Compatibility to the public this November, allowing players to access a selection of their digital and physical Xbox 360 titles through the Xbox One. With Microsoft published titles, these games are available to play as long as you have them in your collection. With EA Access, it might not be the same case, but who knows?
@metalgamerpops We're investigating adding backwards compatible EA games to EA Access in the future. Stay tuned.
— EA Access (@EAAccess) August 7, 2015
If an Xbox One user has a copy of Dragon Age: Origins in their 360 collection, they should be able to make use of the game without further investment. If however, the player does not have a digital or physical copy, perhaps having a downloadable version available on EA Access would be a suitable alternative. Sure, it’s behind a paywall, but we could joke and say ‘Ah well, it’s EA’, but on a more serious note, depending on the game, they would have to keep the servers running, so why not put it behind the EA Access subscription service, and let fans play whatever Xbox 360 games they want from the available selection, as long as they’re paying their monthly/annual memberships?
“We’re investigating adding backwards compatible EA games to EA Access in the future. Stay tuned.” With backwards compatibility coming in November, there’s still some time ahead, but what games would you like to see being made playable on the Xbox One? EA have quite the catalogue, so it could become an even better service than it already is.
Membership costs just €3.99 per month, or you can save even more: a full year is just €24.99. Recently, Titanfall and Dragon Age: Inquisition were added to the subscription service, and with every new EA release, subscribers can play them a week early, for free. Buying an EA title via EA Access also grants you a 10% discount on your purchase.