EA Announces EA Access

Why Sony Passed On EA Access

Just yesterday EA announced that it’ll be launching its own subscription service that’ll cost $4.99 / £3.99 a month for an unlimited access to the publisher’s list of games, and it’ll only be on Xbox One. Today, Sony has explained as to why it opted to pass on EA Access (the name of the service), saying it doesn’t believe it offers “good value”.

A Sony spokesperson, while speaking with Game Informer, stated that EA Access isn’t a good fit on the PS4, and that PS Plus is rising in popularity.

“We evaluated the EA Access subscription offering and decided that it does not bring the kind of value PlayStation customers have come to expect,” a statement reads. “PlayStation Plus memberships are up more than 200 per cent since the launch of PlayStation 4, which shows that gamers are looking for memberships that offer a multitude of services, across various devices, for one low price.

“We don’t think asking our fans to pay an additional $5 a month for this EA-specific program represents good value to the PlayStation gamer.”

So far, EA Access only has four games on offer; Battlefield 4, Madden 25, Peggle 2, and Fifa 14. Meanwhile, August’s PS Plus offerings include ‘Fez, Crysis 3, Dragon’s Crown, Road Not Taken, and Metrico.