Sony Doesn't Dislike EA Access, They "Need To Position It"
The new subscription service from Electronic Arts, dubbed EA Access, won't be coming to the PlayStation 4 any time soon.
Is it because Sony just doesn't like the program? No, it's because it doesn't match Sony's goals for the PlayStation platform at this particular time. They'd need to "position" EA Access in the future so it fits in better, so said PlayStation Europe boss Jim Ryan in a recent Metro interview:
"We don't have anything against EA Access, we just need to position it. These sort of offerings they've got to fit into the framework of everything we do and everything that we offer. And we're just not quite comfortable with how it sits within the whole ecosystem of our digital offering, including PlayStation Plus."
Sony has previously stated the EA Access didn't offer PlayStation owners the value they've come to expect. For $5/month or $30/year, EA's subscription plans gives you permanent access to The Vault, and also offers discounts on digital content. Ryan notes that the monthly payment "adds up" over time and he maintains that PlayStation Plus is still a better option:
"We've got PlayStation Plus and we feel that offers our consumers the best value in terms of a subscription offer."
I'll agree with that.
8/19/2014 11:23:18 AM Ben Dutka