For the longest time, PlayStation fans had asked and begged Sony to allow EA’s Access program onto the platform. Something that Sony was against as they felt that EA’s subscription program didn’t really benefit their user base, back in 2014. Well, I suppose after years of asking and seeing how well EA Access had taken off for the Xbox One, Sony has given in.
Yes, EA Access is coming to the PS4 this July 2019. Though this shouldn’t be a complete surprise as it was noticed back in March 2019 that the EA Access website had been updated with references to both the PS4 and PSN.
As we continue to invest in digital and subscription services, bringing great games to even more players across more platforms is an exciting opportunity for everyone,” said Matt Bilbey, Executive VP of Strategic Growth. “Our goal is to give players more choice to try and play our games wherever and however they choose, and we’re happy to bring EA Access to PlayStation 4.
Recently announced by EA, their popular subscription service will be available as a monthly sub for $4.99 or $29.99 for an annual subscription. This is in addition to the fees for subscribing to access PSN. It also doesn’t include access to the Xbox One version, so if you have both you’ll have to pay for both.
This service will allow PlayStation owners to download and play upcoming EA games, in either trial format (10 hours) ahead of its release date. SOmething that both Xbox One and PC gamer have had access to for quite some time. EA Access will also provide a 10% discount if anyone decides to purchase the full version of the game after trying it out.
This is great news for PlayStation fans, as they not only get access to EA’s game vault that’s full of some really amazing titles such as Battlefield, FIFA, Madden, Star Wars Battlefront and more. In addition, they’ll also get early access to the upcoming Star War Jedi: Fallen Order, that’s being developed by Respawn Entertainment and set to release this November 2019.
It’s about damned time, PlayStation. Welcome to the party.