Any gamer with a subscription to Electronic Art’s EA Access subscription service can download NBA Live 15 directly to their Xbox One at no additional cost.
Rumors of NBA Live 15 coming to EA Access first surfaced after an image on Microsoft’s Xbox website indicated the game was on the way to subscribers of the service. Today marks the first time users can download the game, though. NBA Live 15’s arrival on the subscription service is big for two reasons. First, it means that users can now subscribe to EA Access and play an entry from all the major sports in the United States. The service already offers Madden 25, FIFA 14, Need for Speed Rivals, Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare, Peggle 2 and EA Sports UFC.
EA Access lets Xbox One owners hand over $30 a year or $5 a month in exchange for early access to some demos and 10% discounts on digital games purchased from the Xbox Store. Subscribers download full copies of select games to their console and can play them for as long as they stay subscribed. If for any reason they feel the need to walk away, they can purchase a full copy of their favorite games and keep their saves. NBA Live 15 has only been available for four months and is the only legitimate competitor to 2K Sports’ NBA 2K15.
EA Access is only available on the Xbox One. Users can sign up through the EA Access Hub available in the Xbox Store. By default, it’ll add itself to whatever payment method is used for Xbox Live.