Good guy EA?
Last week, EA’s Play to Give initiative raised $1 million from PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center and Ditch the Label. To celebrate this support, EA is making some of its biggest games from last year playable for free across PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
“More than 5.7 million active players participated in the Play to Give in-game challenges from June 2-4,” said EA in a statement. “We were moved by your tremendous show of support.”
The games that will be playable across the three platforms are Madden NFL 17, FIFA 17, Titanfall 2, EA SPORTS UFC 2 and Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2. There will be certain caveats in place- on the Xbox One, you need an EA Access account to access these games. Meanwhile, on the PS4, a PS Plus account will be needed to access the multiplayer features of all of these games. The Plants vs Zombies trial will be limited to 10 hours, The Journey in FIFA will be 2 hours only (no restrictions on the other modes), Titanfall 2 seems to be limited to Gauntlet and the Beacon single-player content plus multiplayer features only, and the EA Sports UFC 2 trial is limited to 5 hours.
Even with the restrictions in place, that’s not bad at all- good on EA for doing a good thing with its charitable initiative, and good on them for allowing their biggest games to be playable for free, even if with limitations in place.