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Sony Trashes EA's New Access Program

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Wondering why EA's new Netflix-like Access program is on Xbox One and not PlayStation 4? Well, for starters, Sony doesn't think it's any good for their customers.

"We evaluated the EA Access subscription offering and decided that it does not bring the kind of value PlayStation customers have come to expect," a Sony representative said to Game Informer. "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."


The Access program, which EA announced yesterday, will allow Xbox One owners to pay $5/month or $30/year for unlimited access to a number of EA's games. When the program goes live this summer, it will launch with Battlefield 4, FIFA 14, Peggle 2, and Madden NFL 25. EA has not yet detailed how many games will be available, how often games will be added, or whether new games will also be a part of the service.


The program will also give discounts and early access to upcoming Xbox One games published by EA.