|Leaks show EA Sports mulling subscription service for content|
|Posted: 26.04.2011 12:53 by Simon Priest||Comments: 2|
Peter Moore has already revealed EA Sports intends to embrace 'persistent game profiles' across game series from now on, but a subscription service as well?
Apparently the fees range from $14.99 to $34.99 depending on volume and time. A leak says it would include DLC discounts, digital copies pre-retail and more.
An in-game "recognition badge" awaits, as does free and exclusive DLC for consoles, free and exclusive PC web content like the FIFA 12 Creative Center. This would also support transferring paid content from one iteration to another like with Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12, a game which angered fans for high amounts of expensive premium DLC.
Subscriptions could be purchased via retailers, EA or through Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network reveals the leak. The cheapest was at $14.99 which includes a 30% discount for DLC, all titles downloadable 3 days before launch but doesn't transfer DLC.
Others vary in cost depending on the discount size, early access time and the amount of features included. $34.99 covers all the available options EA Sports plan.
"Regardless of where you are, what platform you have, what game you're playing... you're constantly connected," said Peter Moore when talking about persistent profiles.
"This is how we envision the future of our industry, and this is how we at EA Sports individualise and personalise this as the future of our brand and ultimately the future of what Electronic Arts as a whole is going to do across all of its titles."
An interesting proposal or just EA 'double dipping' with DLC?