Sony Explains Why They Passed On EA Access Program
If you haven't heard, Electronic Arts recently announced a new Netflix-style program for Xbox One.
It's called EA Access, and for $5/month, gamers have unlimited access to a library of EA games. At the time of the announcement, many were surprised to hear that it wasn't coming to PlayStation platforms.
Now, Sony has explained to Game Informer why they opted to pass on EA Access:
"We evaluated the EA Access subscription offering and decided that it does not bring the kind of value PlayStation customers have come to expect."
Sony believes their fans are more interested in subscription plans that only grant access to a wide range of services, such as PlayStation Plus. Those memberships are up more than 200 percent since the launch of the PS4, the Sony representative stated, and added: "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."
Okay, we'll go with that. But it should be mentioned that Plus is required to get online with the PS4, while it never was with the PS3. Obviously, that will result in more memberships, yes? That being said, I don't need EA Access, either, so I don't feel like I'm missing out.
7/30/2014 11:22:21 AM Ben Dutka