After a partnership with Riot Games which will make it possible to have a lot of content in the brand’s games, Prime Gaming has just announced another partnership with Electronic Arts now. Members of the Amazon subscription program will be able to pick up EA games like Dragon Age: Inquisition or Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered as well as new in-game content for Apex Legends, Battlefield 2042, and more.
Throughout 2022, Prime members will be able to enjoy a fairly comprehensive loot program in addition to the many contents available each month with the subscription. To take advantage of these offers, link your Amazon accounts (read our guide) to your games and try Prime Gaming by clicking here. Here are the details of the offers:
Apex Legends – Starting November 5, Prime members will be able to claim the Prime Legend of the Month Pack, inspired by Ash. It includes an Epic Legend skin, a Rare weapon skin, and a Rare Legend portrait. Other packs will be available until the end of 2022.
Battlefield 2042 – To celebrate the launch of the latest episode of this saga, Prime members will have free access to a Specialist Skin, Weapon Skin, and Vehicle Skin in December. Other content will be offered in the coming months.
Free Games with Bonus – New games EA will also be offered, such as Dragon Age: Inquisition, available since 1 st November. From 1 st December will be Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered it will be possible to recover. Four more EA games will then be offered before summer 2022.
More Free Content for EA Sports Games – Finally, Prime members can look forward to receiving content for their favorite sports games in the coming months. Don’t forget to stay connected to Eclypsia each month, since we exclusively offer you the full recap of all the loot and free games, like those for the month of November 2021.
This is what Electronic Arts (EA) announced during the presentation of its quarterly results. It is to EA that we owe in particular the football game Fifa, during which players can collect digital cards in order to compose teams. According to Andrew Wilson, the director of EA, gamers consider this game to be a perfect fit for NFTs. ‘The players want more functions that go beyond the game of eleven-on-eleven football,’ he explained during the presentation. ‘They yearn for digital experiences outside of gaming, like esports, NFTs, and broader sports spending.’ And to add however that it is still very early for the NFT.
The technology of NFTs (non-fungible tokens) emanates from that, more broadly, of the blockchain. NFTs are basically digital certificates that provide ‘ownership’ to digital files. Since the token, just like cryptocurrencies, is held on a blockchain, it is given a certain uniqueness. It is a system which is essential in particular in the art world, but which is also closely followed by video game publishers, precisely because it allows developers to integrate ‘unique’ digital content in their games.
The idea is however also controversial. NFTs are not only associated with unnecessary energy use and fraud, but for games, they could also give an unfair advantage if paid enough. This is one of the reasons why the Steam games platform for example does not allow blockchain games. But at the end of the day, it’s also a potential new source of income. Especially in a game like Fifa, which currently brings in a lot with its micro-transactions, and in our country its prohibited loot boxes. The idea of adding files to it, which could see their value increase over time, certainly seems interesting to EA.
In addition to games and art, NFTs are also breaking through in other sectors or are at least being considered there. So this week, Hybe, the Korean entertainment group on the initiative of popular boy band BTS in particular, announced that it was going to invest in NFTs. The company is thus following in the footsteps of other Korean leisure firms such as JYP, YG, and SM, which had already invested in various cryptocurrencies and blockchain platforms last year.