NHL 17 added to the EA Access Vault

Posted March 27th, 2017 at 8:30 pm

The third EA Sports game from 2016 has now reached the Vault in EA Access. NHL 17 was added today making it 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. 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 NHL 17 now includes Madden NFL 17, EA Sports UFC 2 and all earlier XB1 sports titles plus the likes of Skate 3, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst, Battlefield 4, 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 NHL to the Vault comes at the same point it did last year. In addition to potential new subs and hoping to pull in some new fans to buy NHL 18 this fall, those introduced to the game for the first time without having to pay for it may be more inclined to invest in its Ultimate Team mode. Expect to see FIFA 17 join the others on the service in mid-late April.