Wondering why Electronic Arts new subscription program, EA Access is only on the Xbox One at the moment? Well apparently the service was shopped to Sony, but they turned it down because they felt it didn’t represent a good value.
“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 told us via email. “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.”
Well, if Sony feels it’s not a good value for their customers I certainly understand. But it feels like they should be giving their customers the choice of subscribing or not. If EA Access is a success and seen as a great value, it will be something Microsoft can hold over Sony that they offer that you can only get on their console.
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