You read that right, EA Access is coming to the PlayStation 4! The service will roll out in July 2019.
What does the service do?
EA Access will give players access to a library of EA games. Some of the available game franchises include Battlefield, FIFA, The Sims, Star Wars Battlefront, and more!
Subscribers can also access EA’s Play First Trials, in which they can play up to 10 hours worth of new games. The service will also grant its subscribers a 10% discount on full EA game purchases, expansions and in-game items.
EA Access will be available for $5 a month, or $30 a year, and will be purchasable via the Playstation Store. Unfortunately, if you’ve already bought an EA Access subscription on the XBox One, it will not carry over to the PS4. The opposite also applies – purchasing a subscription on the PS4 will not carry over to the XBox One.
Why the sudden move?
EA Access has been available on the XBox One since 2014, and back in 2017, EA mentioned that it intended to bring the subscription service to other platforms. During E3 2018, EA announced Origin Access Premiere for the PC, which allows its subscribers to try their hand at EA games before they were officially released.
“As we continue to invest in digital and subscription services, bringing our games to even more people across both next generation consoles is an exciting opportunity for everyone,” said Matt Bilbey, EA’s executive Vice President 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 the service to the PlayStation 4.”
With all that in mind, it makes sense that the PS4 was EA’s choice of console to bring their subscription service to! About time, too.