EA and Microsoft pulled off a bit of a game changer and ironically within the same week as PlayStation Now. It’s equally as surprising to “not” see Sony taking part of this amazing that’s insanely beneficial to gamers, though Sony representatives have responded saying “We evaluated the EA Access subscription offering and decided that 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.”
It made me also consider how could the cost of EA games affect the cost of what Sony prefers to sell them for with digital sales through PlayStation Now. In all, time will tell the tale. As for now, Microsoft and EA has come together to release a digital plan that goes above and beyond; it’s EA Access.
EA Access is like the original EA Season Ticket but with more perks than anyone would’ve expected anytime soon on new gen. At the moment you’re only able to access Battlefield 4, FIFA 14, Peggle 2 and Madden NFL 25 from the list of titles already available on the Xbox One. But with every EA game, as a member you’ll also receive an exclusive 10% discount on EA digital purchases toward games and DLC.
If that wasn’t enough, which I’m sure it more than, EA announced games will get an exclusive 5 day advantage of EVERY EA titles before it’s official release date. That’s Madden 15, FIFA 15, Dragon Age Inquisition, Battlefield Hardline and much more down the line.
And to sweeten EA Access, it’s only $5 a month or $29.99 for the year. Go to ea.com/eaaccess or to your Xbox One console now!
Sony’s full response is available through Game Informer