A first for the publisher, Electronic Arts has decided to remove FIFA 14 from the EA Access Vault on Xbox One on the 18th October 2017. This represents the first game to be pulled from the subscription service. The reason the ageing football title being removed was due to “unique circumstances” according to a statement from the company.
FIFA 14 is being removed from the Vault due to a unique circumstance specific to the title. It does not indicate a change in our priorities for the EA Access and Origin Access Vaults, which continues to be on providing a varied selection of great games for our players, with new titles added regularly.
The football title is also being sunset meaning that the online services will be shut down. The game will continue to run until the 18th October 2017 at which point you’ll only be able to play offline.
As for the possibility of other titles leaving the Vault, EA said
We’re sad to see any title leave the collection, and rest assured that we’ll do our best to limit removals in the future.
FIFA 14 was one of the first games to be added to the EA Access Vault when it launched on the Xbox One back in 2014.