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Electronic Arts Embraces Subscriptions for New PC Games

June 09,2018 23:48

Electronic Arts will offer a subscription that gives early and full access to its latest PC games, such as “Battlefield V” and “FIFA 19,” which typically cost about $60 each. The company, known as EA, plans to charge $15 a month, or $100 annually, for ...


Electronic Arts Inc. for the first time will let people subscribe to play its newest PC games, embracing a model analysts believe could eventually alter how people access and select which games to play.
People already pay regularly for vast stores of content through subscription services such as Netflix Inc., Hulu and Spotify Inc. In the videogame industry, where downloads have started to unseat disc sales, publishers such as Sony Corp. and Microsoft Corp. are testing subscriptions for older games.
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