Electronic Arts has offered a tease about bringing a subscription service to a new platform, and it could be EA Access for PlayStation 4. During the company’s latest earnings call, management said, “In the year ahead we plan to offer a subscription service on another major platform.”
No further specifics were divulged, but EA Access for PlayStation 4 lines up with the tease. It is one of EA’s subscription services, and PS4 certainly is a “major platform.”
EA Access launched in 2014 on Xbox One, before coming to PC in 2016 under the name Origin Access. A Sony representative said in 2014 that EA Access “does not bring the kind of value PlayStation customers have come to expect.”
“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,” Sony said at the time.
That’s a hard line against EA Access, but Sony also initially refused to allow cross-play before eventually allowing it for Fortnite and later Rocket League. Things can change.
Reached for comment, an EA representative told GameSpot that the company has “no further details to share at this point” regarding the tease made during the earnings call. Keep checking back with GameSpot for the latest.
EA Access is a subscription service that, for $5/ month or $30/year, gets subscribers access to a growing library of free games, along with discounts on all EA digital content. Not only that, but members can play EA’s upcoming games ahead of time. Because no version of EA Access is on PS4, it’s the only platform where the game is unplayable perform launch. There are also perks like bonuses in new EA games like Apex Legends.
EA is also working on a new streaming subscription service of its own as part of its ridiculously ambitious-sounding Project Atlas platform. However, the comment from the earnings call about the subscription service coming to “another” platform suggests it’s an existing service not a new one.
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