NBA Live 18 added to EA Access Vault

Posted February 16th, 2018 at 8:15 am

Recent sales that have taken the price of NBA Live 18 down to $7.50 and even as low now as $4.50 made it obvious that an addition to the EA Access Vault on Xbox One would be happening sooner rather than later. Live 19 is now the second EA Sports game from 2017 to have reached the Vault joining Madden NFL 18 as being available in full to all subscribers.

EA Access is currently exclusive to Xbox One with Sony declining to offer the service on PS4 despite its remarkable value. EA executives have hinted that may change this year however. For $30 a year or $5 month-to-month, members get unlimited access to the back library of EA games on the console which in addition to NBA Live 18 and Madden NFL 18 now includes all earlier XB1 sports titles plus the likes of Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, Skate 3, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, Star Wars Battlefront, and many others. There’s also the 10 hour trials with every EA game that begin five days before release and 10% savings on all digital purchases whether it be the actual games or microtransactions within them.

The arrival of NBA Live 18 to the Vault comes at practically the same point as occurred with NBA Live 15 three years ago, and sooner than NBA Live 16 which was a May addition to the service the following year. It has been clear going back to even before release that EA aggressively desired getting the game into as many hands as possible to keep hope alive that the series will show growth when it comes to NBA Live 19 and beyond.