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Some EA Classics Are Coming To PS Now

I’ll be honest, this seems a bit weird to me, but we are just going to go with it. Sony has announced via their blog that EA will be bringing a few of their most popular games to their PlayStation Now streaming service. The games they are bringing are: Mirror’s Edge, Mass Effect 2, Dead Space 3, NBA Jam On Fire Edition and Bejeweled 3.

Sounds like a great deal, right. What could be weird about that? Well, for one, EA has their own fledgling games service that they are trying to get off the ground, EA Access. While EA seems to want to offer newer games on the service, I see no reason subscribers would be opposed to having some of these older classics as well. Battlefield 4 is available, and it is only a few months newer than Dead Space 3.

Secondly, Sony made a big deal of disparaging EA Access, going so far as to say they weren’t even offering it on PS4 because it “does not bring the kind of value PlayStation customers have come to expect.”

“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.”

Them’s fightin’ words. And that was only a few months ago. Why is EA now considerably enhancing the value of PS Now? Don’t get me wrong, I am all for more games for more people, but it seems a bit odd that they would directly help out Sony right after they fired an obvious shot.

This is obviously an interesting scenario, so leave us a comment. We would love to hear your thoughts on the matter.