Subscribers to the EA Sports Season Ticket program can now access the early release digital download of NHL 14 on both the Xbox 360 and PS3.
The digital copy of NHL 14 will expire early Tuesday (6am ET) after which a retail or digital copy will have to be purchased to continue playing. All game saves and achievements will transfer over.
The Season Ticket costs $25 and runs for a period of one year – providing over three days of early access and a 20% discount on any DLC purchased for NCAA Football, Madden NFL, NHL, and FIFA. No plans have been announced regarding a Season Ticket program for the Xbox One and PS4 but EA has now stated that subscriptions purchased for the 360/PS3 will not carry over whether Season Ticket continues there or not.
There is also a Hockey Ultimate Team bonus provided for Season Ticket subscribers. 24 Premium Gold Packs will be distributed over 24 weeks (which is claimed to be over $30 in value). Ultimate Team however is not accessible during the Season Ticket period.