Long before the arrivals of Xbox Game Pass and uPlay+, EA began testing the waters of gaming subscriptions with EA Access. The service granted people access to a growing vault of older games alongside early access and 10-hour trials to brand new titles. EA Access has already been successful on Xbox One and PC but PS4 owners have been missing out for quite some time. That has now changed this week, with EA Access launching on Sony’s platform.
When EA Access was announced in 2014, Sony actually said that the service was poor value for customers. At this point though, the vault of games available has grown considerably and newer titles often get added to the cheaper subscription between six and twelve months after release. With that in mind, EA Access isn’t bad for the money, as long as you generally play a lot of EA games and can be patient when it comes to waiting for newer games.
EA Access is now available on the PS4 at the same subscription prices as Xbox One and PC. In the US, that would be $4.99 per month or $29.99 per year. Here in the UK, pricing works out as £3.99 per month or £19.99 per year. Currently, the vault includes games from Battlefield, Titanfall, EA Sports, Star Wars, Mass Effect and more.
Do note that Origin Access Premiere, the subscription tier that grants access to brand new games on day-one, is not available on console and will remain PC exclusive for the time being.
KitGuru Says: I’ve made good use of EA Access over the years, often taking the time to play a few hours of new games before deciding whether or not to purchase. Have any of you used EA/Origin Access at all since launch?