If you are a fan of video games released by EA and play on the PS4, then there is some good news. Electronic Arts has announced that it will be bringing its subscription service, EA Access, to the PlayStation 4.
EA Access is not a new service, it has actually been available on other platforms for quite a while. The subscription service offers early access to new games as well as a library of older games. EA has said that the service will be available for PS4 users in July.
The company announced the service for the PS4 on Tuesday. The service will cost $4.99 a month or $29.99 for a year. These are the same prices from the Xbox One, which has had the service for years.
EA Access allows gamers to play new titles early but one of its best offerings is the Vault, which currently has over 50 games. The lineup of games include some of the most recent sports games from the company, including Madden and NBA. Battlefield 1 and Burnout Paradise Remastered are also games that are offered outside of the sports category.
The service could end up being a bit different between the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4. For Microsoft’s console, the subscription service also offers backward compatible titles, mainly from the Xbox 360. The PlayStation 4 does not have that feature so it is unlikely that the service will offer old games from the PS3. This means that the lineup of games could be a little smaller when compared to the Xbox One.
The company has not released a list of the games that will be part of the PlayStation 4 Vault when the service is launched. The price is exactly the same from the Xbox One so the service could end up offering the same games without the titles that are backward compatible.
The service offers a little more than a library of games and early access. EA Access also has what’s called Play First Trials. This option allows gamers to check out a game for up to ten hours, allowing them to see if it’s a title they would really like to have.
On top of that, subscribers also get a ten percent discount on microtransactions such as FIFA Ultimate Team Points. The discount is also available for Apex Legends, which offers Apex Coins for the purchase of cosmetics such as weapon skins.
EA Access launched first on the Xbox One back in 2014. At the time, EA offered to have the service on the PS4 and Xbox One but Sony declined. In early 2016, the service expanded for the Xbox One, bringing backward compatible games. The lineup of backward compatible games currently includes Dead Space and the first Plants vs. Zombies game.
EA also offers a similar service for the PC called Origin Access. That service was launched for PC two years after the debut of EA Access.
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