Sony: ‘EA Access’ Offers No Value to PS4 Owners

A Sony rep. tells Game Informer that the company does not think EA Access offers a real value to PlayStation 4 owners. Electronic Arts announced the program yesterday, and revealed that it would be exclusive to Xbox One. Sony seems to be fine with that.

"We evaluated the EA Access subscription offering and decided that it does not bring the kind of value PlayStation customers have come to expect," they 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 gives customers early access to games and access to "The Vault," a collection of games that can be downloaded and played at any time. Customers can pay a monthly fee of $4.99 or an annual fee of $29.99 a year for access to The Vault and other to-be announced benefits of the service. EA announced yesterday that the special program would begin rolling out in a limited closed beta.

Source: Game Informer

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    Thomas Riordan says:

    It offers no value to Xbox One gamers either. With all that concern over the NSA crap people are going to pay $5 and trust EA not to spy on them. Yeah, I'd be less concerned about the NSA spying at least that's their job, what's EA's excuse?

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    MechaCrash says:

    It sounds to me like Sony is going sour grapes on this. I can understand why they took this particular angle for their spin, though, since PS+ gives you yesterday's games, while Games With Gold and, if the beta is anything to go by, EA Access gives you the crusty old shit nobody cares about anymore.

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    Adam802 says:

    dumb move for sony imo.  The best move is to give consumers the CHOICE, not decide for them bc you want them buying on PS+ instead.  I'm glad its coming to Xbox One.

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    grenaid says:

    “We prefer the margins on Plus, thank you very much”

    Honestly, Sony’s quote makes so much more sense if you drop “Playstation customers” for “Board” or “Investers.” Otherwise, just put it on the market and let “Playstation customers” decide for themselves?

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