During a press conference held at E3 on Saturday, Electronic Arts announced a “Free-to-Play” week. The offer is valid from June 10th to June 18th. Fans are given free access to some of the most popular titles the company has released so far.
Players’ access to the EA gaming library is determined by several factors, though. It depends on the system used and the subscription one has for Electronic Arts’ products and services. Some of the games are available in a Free-to-Play mode for a limited time only.
Xbox One players who have an Xbox Live Gold subscription have a full access to the promotional games available in the Access Vault. PC gamers can check out the Origin Access.
As for PS4 owners, their access to the gaming library is limited as follows. They get a 10-hour free gameplay for the Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 trial; a 2-hour access to FIFA 17 Journey mode; a 5-hour access to the EA Sports UFC 2. As for the TitanFall 2 trial, it is limited to Gauntlet and the Beacon single-player content as well as multiplayer features.
However, PS4 players are compensated for the limited number of free to play games with another bonus. Those who have previously purchased the Star Wars Battlefront, are able to use all premium maps and heroes until the end of the promotion on June 18th.
The Free-to-Play offer comes shortly after the end of the “Play to Give” fundraising campaign that took place between June 2nd and June 4th. The raised amount went beyond $1 million. EA will make a donation to United Nations HeForShe, PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center, and Ditch the Label.
In a press statement, released by company’s CEO Andrew Wilson, he says that the free to play offer was EA’s way to say thank you to all players who showed support during the “Play to Give” campaign.
Apart from the “Free-to-Play” week, the company also shared details about the other projects it is currently working on. EA representatives gave insights about the Anthem- the new IP from BioWare. The Star Wars Battlefront II trailers and release date, the new game called A Way Out, and Need for Speed Payback were also subject to discussion.