EA Access, currently available in limited beta on Xbox One, isn’t the value Playstation gamers are looking for, Sony claims.
EA Access is EA’s attempt to remain relevant in today’s gaming world. EA isn’t a favorite of gamers, especially for PC, due to their DRM and customer service practices. However, EA recently rolled out EA Access, which offers some of the latest EA titles and other bonuses for $5 a month.
Included in EA Access memberships are some of EA’s latest titles, 10% off digital content purchases, and a Play First guarantee, which promises gamers trials of upcoming games five days before their release.
It doesn’t appear, however, that the service will be heading to PS4 anytime soon, and Sony claims that the subscription isn’t worth the money, anyway.
“We evaluated the EA Access subscription offering and decided that it does not bring the kind of value PlayStation customers have come to expect. PlayStation Plus memberships are up more than 200 percent 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.”
At $5 a month or $30 for a year, the bundle doesn’t seem like such a bad deal, especially for those who are big EA fans. Some of the latest EA titles offered for free through membership to the program include Battlefield 4, Peggle 2, Madden NFL 25, and FIFA 14. Still, PS4 owners shouldn’t hold their breath for EA Access, even later on.