There were rumblings a few months ago about EA SPORTS launching a an annual subscription service for their titles and today it was confirmed in form of the EA SPORTS Season ticket. There are tons of details flying around the internet at the moment but here’s a run down of what you need to know about this brand new EA SPORTS service.
How do I get a Season Ticket?
- Which EA SPORTS titles are supported?: The EA SPORTS Season ticket provides content and access for Madden NFL, NHL, FIFA Soccer, NCAA Football and Tiger Woods PGA Tour.
- How much does it cost?: 2000 Microsoft Points or $24.99 in human money.
- How to buy Xbox Live: 1) Sign in to your Xbox LIVE account 2)Search for and download the free EA SPORTS app from Game Marketplace 3)Locate the EA SPORTS app in your Game Library, and select “Play Game” 4)Purchase EA SPORTS Season Ticket for 2000 Microsoft points.
- How to buy PSN: 1) Sign in to your PlayStation® Network account 2) Go to PlayStation® Store and search for EA SPORTS Season Ticket 3) Select and purchase EA SPORTS Season Ticket for $24.99
What do I get?
- Early Full-Game Digital Access: Three days before a game’s scheduled release, fans will be able to download and play the full version of all four participating titles on Xbox 360. After three days, the digitally downloaded game will time out and consumers have the option to purchase the same full game on disc at retail. EA SPORTS Season Ticket subscribers can transfer all achievements earned during the three-day download period to the purchased disc, resulting in an early edge over the competition.
- Discounted Downloadable Content: Subscribers will get a 20-percent discount on all available downloadable content for participating EA SPORTS titles. Downloadable content, which enhances and refreshes the core game experience, includes such items as Ultimate Team packs, accelerator packs and gear upgrades.
- Free Premium Web Content: Premium web content extends the game experience beyond the console to a web browser. All participating titles will feature premium web content that will be free to EA SPORTS Season Ticket members beginning with the premium Creation Centre packs for FIFA 12. These packs provide a deeper set of customisation tools and abilities within Creation Centre to build your own teams and tournaments, and will be available to the consumer until the membership to the program has expired.
- Membership Recognition: Subscribers are easily identifiable with an exclusive membership recognition badge displayed both in-game and on their EASPORTS.com profile.
And here’s the official EA SPORTS Season Ticket trailer for your viewing pleasure.