Madden NFL 16 was released last year to generally favorable reviews. Though, it’s hard to review the game because there really are no comparisons. With EA owning the exclusive NFL license, most other gaming companies have opted not to compete. Because of this Madden (of which there are yearly releases) owns the football gaming space with basically no competition.
EA Access is a subscription service that gives players access to play a selection of Xbox One games and the ability to play some games before they are released. The service costs $4.99 a month or $29.99 for an entire year. The benefits of the program only apply with an active subscription. For example, if you choose to download a game, you’ll only be able to play it for as long as you’ve paid the subscription fee. If you choose to end your subscription, you’ll no longer be able to play that game, unless you purchase it for the current retail cost.
EA has said that first looks of popular upcoming games like Unravel, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, and Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 will be coming to the service later down the road. So if you want to take advantage of that, you might want spring for the subscription. The service is only available to Xbox Gold users.
If you’re hoping to see the service make its way to the PlayStation 4, sorry. Sony declined to have the service on their consoles.