This Summer, PlayStation 4 gamers will have the chance to get in on EA’s subscription service for early trials, and more.
If you’ve been looking to get in on the EA Access service, but didn’t have an Xbox, the subscription plan makes the jump to the PlayStation 4 in July. Sony infamously passed on EA Access when it launched in 2014, saying it didn’t offer things Sony players wanted…but here we are!
If you already have EA Access on the Xbox, the plan doesn’t transfer over. You’ll have to pay separately for it on the PS4. Even so, it’s neat to see this make the jump and I’m hoping the “Vault” manages to make some of the previous generation titles playable on the new system (as if I need an excuse to play the Mass Effect trilogy again).
Players can sign-up for a monthly subscription (MSRP $4.99), or an annual subscription (MSRP $29.99) through PlayStation® Store. With the addition of the PlayStation 4 console to the already existing membership services on Xbox One and PC via Origin, EA now offers its subscription services on more platforms than any other publisher.
“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,” said Matt Bilbey, Executive VP of Strategic Growth. “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.”
Membership in EA Access lets players experience Play First Trials, where they can play up to 10 hours of most new EA games. Subscribers also enjoy a 10% discount on full game purchases, expansions, in-game items and more. Additionally, players can jump into a growing library of EA games, including the best of EA with franchises like Battlefield, EA SPORTS FIFA, Star Wars Battlefront and more.
Will you be making the subscription to EA Access this July?