Microsoft has launched a deal for a free 12 months to EA Access, to those who refer a friend to buy an Xbox One.
The scheme so far has been offered to a select number of Xbox One users via email, and is only valid if the friend you refer purchases an Xbox One bundle on the Microsoft Store. The bundle costs £315 in the UK (US price is currently unconfirmed) and comes with a 500gb Xbox One, a copy of Forza Horizon 2 and 3 months of Xbox Live Gold – though the availability of cheaper console bundles elsewhere, like the recent Witcher 3 bundle, might lead to many opting to go for one of those instead.
To those who are unfamiliar, EA Access is a essentially a service that enables subscribers to access specific EA games for free. By paying $4.99/ £3.99 a month, or $29.99/£19.99 a year, membership includes 10% discounts on digital purchases, early access to upcoming titles before their official launch (such as the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront), and a range of full games from EA’s back catalogue. The most recent game to be added to the service was FIFA 15 earlier this month. Other free games on the service include Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare, Battlefield 4 and Need for Speed Rivals.