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Sony won't join the EA Access bandwagon

Yesterday, the EA Access subscription service was announced, and it gives gamers access to some older titles for $4.99/month or $29.99 yearly. In addition to unlimited play for relatively few games (EA says that more titles are incoming), subscribers also receive early access to game demos, and a 10 percent discount on EA digital content.
 
It looks as though we’ve received our answer as to whether Sony will be partnering with Electronic Arts to offer EA Access on the PlayStation 4. And that answer would be “No”.
 
A representative for Sony contacted Game Informer to downplay the service, saying that “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.”

 
The wording of the full statement suggests that EA Access was also pitched to Sony, but it decided that PlayStation Plus is a better solution for gamers.
 
“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.”
 
So for now, it looks as though EA Access will remain an Xbox One exclusive. 

Source: Game Informer





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