EA Access Releases For PS4 This July

EA Access will no longer be an Xbox-exclusive service in the future
EA Access will no longer be an Xbox-exclusive service in the future Microsoft

EA Access has been a decent success for Electronic Arts. The Xbox-exclusive service gives subscribers the opportunity to play games days before official release, provides discounts on DLC, and exclusive game demos, alongside unlimited access to all the full releases EA includes in the Vault.

That exclusivity period looks like it’s coming to an end, as EA Access is expanding to PS4 consoles this July. The service was famously snubbed by Sony for not offering what the tech giant thought was enough content for the price. Apparently the backlog of games included in EA Access has reached a point where Sony sees value in the service now.

The service offers unlimited play time with several major games including Madden 19, NHL 19, Battlefront 2, UFC 3, The Sims 4, Battlefield 1 and so much more. It will be interesting to see what older games will be available to play on PS4 through EA Access, as many last-gen games on the service are supported on Xbox One’s Backward Compatibility program. PS4 EA Access subscribers may be limited to the games released this generation.

“As we continue to invest in digital and subscription services, bringing great games to even more players across more platforms is an exciting opportunity for everyone,” Matt Bilbey, Executive VP of Strategic Growth at EA, said in a press statement. “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 EA Access to PlayStation 4.”

What also hasn’t been answered yet is if subscribing to EA Access on Xbox One also grants access on PS4 and vice versa. We do know that Xbox One subscribers for EA Access do not get an Origin Access subscription on PC. That said, Origin Access offers different games and perks, whereas it’s assumed EA Access on both PS4 and Xbox One will be identical. More details about how this whole process will work should be released in the weeks leading up to the launch.

EA Access is scheduled to launch on PS4 in July, though no specific dates have been confirmed yet. EA Access is $4.99 per month, and a year’s subscription can be bought for $29.99.

So what do you think? Are you excited to see EA Access finally making the jump to PS4 in a few months? Will you subscribe once it is available? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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