Fans of EA (really, fam?) already knew that Electronic Arts’ subscription-based service called EA Access was coming to the PlayStation 4 console. And finally, it’s here! The service will launch on July 24th. However, it’s been a very long wait – EA Access launched almost 5 years ago, though initially, Sony declined to include its console in the mix. Now, as the current gen consoles are coming to their inevitable ends, Sony decided to allow EA to run their service on the platform.
In case you didn’t know, EA Access is a subscription-based service that allows players to get access to EA-published games for a monthly fee. Currently, the subscription costs 5 euros per month. While the service doesn’t support every new game released by the company, it still offers plenty of value. EA Access subscribers can access older Battlefield titles, FIFA 18, Madden 18, Star Wars Battlefront II, and plenty of other releases that are older than 1 year. So if you missed some EA-published games in the past, now it’s your chance to check ’em out for less.
There is some value in becoming an EA Access subscriber if you’re only interested in the new titles too. EA Access hosts additional EA’s Play First program, in which, service users can play up to 10 hours of new games without making any additional purchases. If you liked the game, you’ll be able to purchase it with an additional 10 percent discount.
However, we should point out that EA Access subscription is not cross-platform. If you’re already subscribed to the service on your PC or Xbox One console, you will have to pay additional money in order to access games on your PlayStation 4 console as well.