EA Sports announced today the launch of EA Sports Season Ticket, an all new program that provides premium benefits for a better gaming experience on five participating EA Sports titles. ¬†With an annual fee of $24.99 or 2,000 Microsoft points, subscribers will receive four all-new program benefits: Early Full-Game Digital Access –¬†Three days before a game‚Äôs scheduled release, fans will be able to download and play the full version of all five participating titles on¬† Xbox 360 and PS3. The digitally downloaded game will time out when the game is available at retail and consumers have the option to purchase the same full game on disc at retail.¬†¬†EA SPORTS Season Ticket subscribers can transfer all achievements earned during the three-day download period to the purchased disc, resulting in an early edge over the competition. Discounted Downloadable Content –¬†Subscribers will get a 20-percent discount on all available downloadable content for participating EA SPORTS titles. Downloadable content, which enhances and refreshes the core game experience, includes such items as Ultimate Team packs, accelerator packs and gear upgrades. Free Premium Web Content –¬†Premium web content extends the game experience beyond the console to a web browser. All participating titles will feature premium web content that will be free to¬†EA SPORTS Season Ticket members beginning with the premium Creation Center packs forFIFA Soccer 12. These packs provide a deeper set of customization tools and abilities within Creation Center to build your own teams and tournaments, and will be available to the consumer until the membership to the program has expired. Membership Recognition –¬†Subscribers are easily identifiable with an exclusive membership recognition badge displayed both in-game and on their EASPORTS.com profile. ‚ÄúEA SPORTS Season Ticket is an exciting program for our core fans ‚Äď it lets our biggest fans play earlier, play more and play better than anyone else,‚ÄĚ said Peter Moore, President, EA SPORTS. ¬†‚ÄúEA SPORTS Season Ticket is an important step in our vision for transforming how deeply fans connect with the sports games they love through digital products and services. ¬†We‚Äôre excited to continue evolving EA SPORTS Season Ticket as we listen to what consumers want most in their gaming experiences.‚ÄĚ GameStop President Tony Bartel added, ‚ÄúWe are excited to be selected as the exclusive retail marketing partner for the roll-out of EA SPORTS Season Ticket. GameStop is in a unique position to deliver this digital product utilizing its multichannel network. We will continue to work with progressive publishers to bring great gaming experiences to our customers.‚ÄĚ To subscribe to EA Sports Season Ticket for XBox360, go to the XBox Live Marketplace, download and launch the EA Sports application and follow prompts after “purchase a subscription”. ¬†For PS3 users, go to the Playstation Store, search for EA Sports Season Ticket and purchase the program. ¬†EA Sports Season Ticket is available on PS3 and XBox360 in North America, and XBox360 in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Lloyd-the-joker I got the season ticket subscription but can’t seem to down load anything yet??