‘EA Access’ won’t be coming to a Sony console near you

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Sony has announced that they will not be taking part in EA’s newly announced ‘EA Access’ program.

A Sony spokesperson said;

“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.”

In case you didn’t hear the news, yesterday EA announced their new ‘EA Access’ subscription service which would allow gamers access to a select group of titles. On top of the games that will be available to play for being a subscriber to this membership, members will also be granted a 10% discount on all EA digital content, full games and DLC, and access to EA games a week before they release. The membership will cost $4.99 a month.

 

Written by Kyle Jessee

Kyle Jessee

Your lone Kentucky writer on staff. Loves the Big Blue Nation, rock music, and Resistance 2 (the best in the series).

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  • ChazzH69

    This is good news. EA are just trying to do their own PlayStation Plus style service with just EA games.

    It does mean we are less likely to see EA games in Plus now. Ah well.

    • Jahonius

      I think EA still has to bite the bullet and kiss up to Sony – after all, PS4 install base is larger than XB1, and I think it’ll stay that way no matter how many FIFA skins or COD multiplayer perks they exclusively give away to MS.

      • ChazzH69

        They will continue to have deals and promotions but this will change things to a degree. Hopefully not a lot.

  • I would not mind that service on the PS if it was decent games. I’m sure Sony just didn’t get it cause there was a price or a clause attached to it.

    • IceSamurai Dono

      I think your right but i think sony just wants us to pay the ps+. If this had come, thats now a chance people would cancel the ps+ for single player EA games. I think this was a bad move in the short term but long term i think they made the right call. If other companies see EA doing well than nothing will stop Ubisoft or Namco from cloning it. I think they made the right call but I’ve been very wrong before…

      • In the end tho, I’d like to see it left to the gamers. We should of made that choice whether we want to pay a monthly fee or not. Not have Sony tell us “we don’t think gamers find value in it” kind of line.

        But yes, if it did become popular it would be scary to all of a sudden have every company do it and there for making something like PS Plus less valuable.

        • IceSamurai Dono

          Alot of people on Twitter share that idea and thats the type of company logic that makes me dislike Apple. I would say there choice of words is hurting them the most. With that said i see your point but i think they made the right call in the Long Run(right now, no its all bad lol).

          • Time will only tell. But will be interesting to see how it plays out. I am one who personally is not looking forward to the digital future.