EA Access will be debuting on the PlayStation 4 tomorrow, nearly five years after its launch on the Xbox. The subscription service was initially offered to both consoles but Sony decided to skip on that, leaving the Xbox One as the only system to have it. Here is all you need to know about EA Access on the PS4:
EA Access – Price, Perks, and More
EA Access is a separate subscription service that is mainly focused on the games from EA. The service is currently available for Xbox One but EA does have a similar service for PC known as Origin. The subscription will launch on the PS4 tomorrow and it’s been announced that the prices will be $4.99 (monthly) or $29.99 (annual). The price for the PS4 is actually the same as the one offered on the Xbox One.
One of the good things about the subscription service is the amount of perks you get. One of the highlights is the vault, which offers a ton of games from the company. As you all know, EA is behind titles such as Battlefield, FIFA and Madden. The vault offers several games and the lineup is constantly getting updated.
Another good thing about the subscription is that it offers free trials. This is important because this gives gamers a chance to try out the game before purchasing it. With Play First Trials, you can play a game up to ten hours, which is enough for you to decide if the game is worth purchasing or not.
The subscription also provides a ten percent discount for those who are constantly using microtransactions. The discount is available on popular games such as FIFA and Apex Legends. The popular football title offers the discount on its Ultimate Team game mode while the battle royale game offers it on the Apex Coins, which are used to buy cosmetics and other items.
The Only Negatives
EA Access on the PS4 does bring a few negatives. First, the service offers backwards compatible titles on the Xbox One. Sony’s console doesn’t really have that feature, the store instead sells a few classics from the PS2 and remastered versions of some good games from the PS3 days.
Another negative is the rumor that the service will be a separate thing from the Xbox One. What I mean by this is that if you have the service on that console, you won’t be able to log in on PS4 and use it there. Paying for the same service twice isn’t something people want to do. But at least the service is $60 a year if you want to have them on both consoles. You can also pay $10 a month to have it on both but that’s going to end up being more than $60 if you do it for the whole year.
It Launches Tomorrow
EA Access is debuting on the PS4 tomorrow, allowing users to see how the service is compared to the Xbox One. It is believed that the service will be quite similar, with just a few small differences.
It will be interesting to see if EA adds a few things or changes some to balance out the lack of backwards compatibility on the console. We’ll keep you updated when we know more about the upcoming service.