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The Vault continues to grow for Electronic Arts' free-to-access digital repository. If you're an EA Access subscriber and an avid hockey fan, NHL 15 is here to feed your addiction.
The announcement was made over on the official EA website; NHL 15 is now part of the EA Access Vault. And to celebrate the occasion, EA released a quick trailer. You can view the video below.
The game joins many other titles in EA's Vault, including Battlefield 4, Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare, NBA Live 15, Madden NFL 15, Need for Speed: Rivals, FIFA 14, and Peggle 2. The list is slowly expanding, giving gamers enough content to justify the monthly fee.
EA Access kicked into gear last year and was supposed to be for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. However, Sony turned down the offer, saying that it didn't bring anything of value to the PlayStation. So, Xbox One gamers now have exclusive access to the service.
So what does the service bring to the table that you wouldn't gain otherwise? Well, it enables subscribers to have early access to games. For instance, EA Access subscribers managed to get their hands on Battlefield: Hardline a week before everyone else. There's also exclusive trials that give gamers an opportunity to try out EA games without having to put any money down.
NHL 15 is the latest in the series of hockey-based titles. The game features upgraded graphics, and EA took the time to add things like modeled gear underneath the player jerseys. The game also includes new cloth-simulation physics, where player speed and movement affect the way the clothes react to the environment. This is supposed to give the game an added sense of speed, immersion, and a dynamic atmosphere.
We didn't hear a whole lot about NHL 15 throughout the year, which is probably for the best. Sometimes no news is good news. I mean, when a game like Battlefield Hardline was mostly in the news for things players were disappointed about, marketing the game is difficult. But in the case of NHL 15, there doesn't appear to be any readily apparent controversies, which is a good thing.
Gamers who are subscribed to the EA Access service can get their hands on the latest hockey game from Electronic Arts right now.