Will EA Access ever come to the PlayStation 4? The $4.99 per month subscription program is only available on Xbox One currently. It let’s players have early access to EA games, and it offers a Vault of older games for free download.
Gamespot spoke at length with EA COO Peter Moore about a lot of things going on within the company. It’s a great read, for what it’s worth, and you can check it out in full by hitting the source link below.
When Gamespot prodded Moore about whether or not PlayStation 4 users will ever see EA Access, the COO got rather cagey. Here’s his first response.
“Doesn’t matter. It’s on Xbox One, and those customers love it. We have analytics on everything these days, and subscriber satisfaction rates are through the roof. EA Access customers get to play more, because of the Vault, they get to play early, ahead of general release date, and they get to pay less because of the discounts it offers.”
When Gamespot suggested that, surely, business would be even better if EA Access was added to another console, Moore responded curtly.
“But it’s not. It’s on Xbox One.”
Then things went quickly.
I’m curious about what you’re saying. Is this part of a deal with Microsoft now?
It’s on Xbox One-
[Interrupting] Do you want to talk about this?
Well Sony talked about it, ask them [laughs]. There’s not much left for me to say.
Sony did talk about EA Access once before. They said it wasn’t a good value. Here’s the exact quote from back then.
“We evaluated the EA Access subscription offering and decided that it 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 a good value to the PlayStation gamer.”
It doesn’t look like either company has any plans to bring EA Access to the PlayStation brand. We’ll see if that changes in the coming years as this console generation wears on.