EA’s Gaming Subscription Comes To PS4 In July

EA’s Gaming Subscription Comes To PS4 In July

EA Access, a monthly subscription service for a bunch of Electronic Arts games, will finally come to PS4 nearly five years after it started on Xbox One.

The service will be $US5 ($7) a month or $US30 ($43) for a full year. In addition to providing unlimited access to EA games like Madden 19, Battlefield V, and Star Wars: Battlefront II, the subscription gives users access to 10 hour previews of “most new EA games” at launch and before they’re added to the rest of the EA Access library. (Australian pricing is yet to be announced.)

EA hasn’t said yet whether all of the games available through EA Access on Xbox One will also be included in the PS4 version.

The service has been available on Xbox One since August 2014. Just prior to its launch, Sony was asked why the subscription service wouldn’t also be available on PS4.

“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 Sony representative told Game Informer in an email at the time.

“PlayStation Plus memberships are up more than 200% 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 $US5 ($7) a month for this EA-specific program represents good value to the PlayStation gamer.”

That calculus appears to have now changed, which is great news for PS4 owners when the service becomes available some time in July.


  • aka They finally realised they were missing out on players due to early access on other platforms via ea access

    • Or arrogant 2014 Sony is realising that they’re coming to the end of a console generation where many things get reset to zero and they need some good will with customers..

      Microsoft has been working on the good will/full service on their console for years having to try and come back from a losing position. Despite not getting the sales, I think they’ve done an admirable job with Game Pass, Backwards Compatibility and listening to customer requests.

      • Pretty sure the profit for allowing EA pass is so negligible that it won’t give enough profit for Sony that was why it was rejected before.

        But I can see why they are doing it, their PS+ free games have removed ps3 and psvita games and people have been complaining about lack of free games per month. EA subscription can sort of fill it some kind of gap that will not cost them anything except end users paying for more.

        It’s a smart move to quell the anger. Now instead of hey look at the shitty ps+ games this month, we will see a little shift in people saying hey ps+ game sucks but ea pass looks good.

      • Yeah it’s great Microsoft is working on its consumer confidence but where do you get Sony needing more good will with its customer base?
        Sure, they aren’t perfect, none of the platforms are but they didn’t decimate the market this gen by not providing consumer satisfaction, that doesn’t make sense.

        Same for the idea that next gen gets reset to zero.
        Strip away the bias, rhetoric and PR and everything Microsoft has done lately has been to rebuild confidence for the next gen and Sony already has a winning formula to build off.
        This is how playing the long game works.

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