Best Gaming Memberships To Consider This Year
Video games is a booming industry and it can be hard to keep track of all of the new releases coming out constantly. It is easy to miss great video games titles in the chaos and it can be expensive trying to buy new releases all the time. Gaming memberships offer a solution to both problems by offering access to large libraries of excellent games, including classic titles, for far less than buying new releases. No matter your needs, there is a gaming subscription service that is for you. Here are a few of the best options available on the market.
Xbox One Pass
Xbox One Game Pass is a subscription service for Xbox One that has a library of more than 100 titles available for play on Xbox One or on PC’s that meet the system requirements. The library has a rotating list of games available including AAA titles, new releases, and indie titles. Games are downloaded to the system which allows for offline play. As of time of writing, there are three different types of subscriptions available: $4.99 a month offers PC only access to titles, $9.99 a month offers console only access to titles, and $14.99 offers PC & console access and includes Xbox Live Gold.
Playstation Now is a subscription service offering access to a library of more than 800 titles from PS2, PS3, PS Vita, and PS4. The service can be used on any PS4 or PC that meets system requirements. The library has a rotating roster of games that keeps things fresh and includes many Playstation exclusive titles, AAA titles, and family friendly titles. Most of the older games are streamed rather than downloaded to the system. As of time of writing, there are three billing models available: $9.99 monthly, $24.99 every three months, or $59.99 annually.
Ea Access is a service available on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One that gives the subscriber access to most of EA’s more popular games released for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One as well as free trials of games days before they are released. EA’s vault of games currently has more than 60 titles and more titles are added frequently. For fans of EA’s titles, this service costs less annually than one new release of EA’s major series. As of time of writing, EA Access offers two billing plans: $4.99 monthly or $29.99 changed annually.
Utomik is a subscription service offering access to a library of more than 1,600 titles. The library is made up of mostly casual games in the style of browser based puzzle games with only a few AAA titles. The subscription runs through Utomik’s own client that must be downloaded from their website and through which all of the games must be downloaded and played. The service is PC based and is not supported on Mac or Linux systems. As of time of writing, they offer two subscription plans: $6.99 for a single account and $9.99 for a family plan.