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article imageSony feels EA Access is a bad deal for gamers

By Stan Rezaee     Jul 31, 2014 in Entertainment
EA Access will not be coming to the PlayStation 4 as Sony felt the service does not offers a good deal for their gaming community.
Electronic Arts unveiled EA Access on July 29 as a subscription service that would give users access to a collection of games that would change each month. The service is only available for Xbox One users but there had been speculation that it will also be available for the PlayStation 4 after it has passed the beta stage.
Game Informer News Editor, Mike Futter, contacted Sony to get their opinion on EA Access and instead was told that they had rejected the service. According to the Sony spokesperson, EA had approached Sony regarding making EA Access available on the PlayStation 4 and they rejected it.
A Sony representative stated the following via email, “We evaluated the EA Access subscription offering and decided that it does not bring the kind of value PlayStation customers have come to expect. PlayStation Plus memberships are up more than 200% since the launch of PlayStation 4, which shows that gamers are looking for memberships that offer a multitude of services, across various devices, for one low price. We don’t think asking our fans to pay an additional $5 a month for this EA-specific program represents good value to the PlayStation gamer.”
It has been speculated that Sony rejected EA Access for the PlayStation 4 to avoid competition for its subscription service, PlayStation Plus. Some gamers have speculated that Sony rejected the service due to EA's poor reputation among gamers.
However, Futter speculates that if EA Access is a success, Sony may reconsider having it available for PS4 users. He believes that, "This also doesn't mean that Sony can't change its mind later. If demand is great enough and value increases, EA Access could migrate over down the road."
EA Access is available now for Xbox One users but its in the beta stage and its selection of games is limited.
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