EA Access Coming to Xbox One, Sony Turns it Down for PS4

ea access menuEA Access is a program that will let you pay a monthly fee for unlimited access to EA games on Xbox One. EA wanted it for the PS4 as well, but Sony say it doesn't "represent good value to the PlayStation gamer."

 

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EA Access is a program that will let you pay a monthly fee for unlimited access to EA games on Xbox One. EA wanted it for the PS4 as well, but Sony say it doesn't "represent good value to the PlayStation gamer."

 

 

EA Access will cost $4.99 a month or $29.99 a year and will give you access to "The Vault," I.e. the library of EA games. "The service is being rolled out in beta to a limited number of players today, but it will launch for everyone on Xbox One soon," EA's statement reads. "At EA, we are always looking for new ways to make it easier for gamers to play more EA games across all platforms, and we are excited about what EA Access will offer to players on Xbox One."

 

 

The beta will consist of FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggle 2, and Battlefield 4. Here are more details:

 

  • Awesome Value – Besides the great games in The Vault, EA Access members will save 10% on purchases of EA digital content for Xbox One offered through the Xbox Games Store. From full digital-download titles like the upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition or NHL 15, to additional membership services such as Battlefield 4 Premium or even FIFA Ultimate Team points, it’s all 10% off for members.
  • Play First - Membership in EA Access lets you experience trials of new EA games up to five days before the release date. It starts with Madden NFL 15, NHL 15, FIFA 15, NBA LIVE 15, and Dragon Age: Inquisition, but more are on the way. If you decide to buy the game, your progress will carry over so you can pick up right where you left off. 

 

 

Sony is not so hot on the idea, however.

 

 

"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 rep said.

 

 

"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 $5 a month for this EA-specific program represents good value to the PlayStation gamer."

 

 

EA Access will be available on the Xbox One soon.

 

 

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