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Electronic Arts is bringing its EA Access subscription service, which offers early access trials to new games and a library of existing games as part of "the Vault," to PlayStation 4 this July, the publisher announced on Tuesday.
EA Access for PS4 will cost $4.99 per month or $29.99 annually, the same price as the existing EA Access service on Xbox One.
Currently, EA Access promises subscribers access to more than 50 games as part of the Vault. That selection of games includes older and recent releases like Star Wars Battlefront 2, Burnout Paradise Remastered, Fe, The Sims 4, Battlefield 1, and EA Sports' most recent Madden, NBA, and NHL games. On Xbox One, EA Access also offers backward-compatible Xbox 360 games.
EA did not provide a list of compatible titles coming to the Vault for PS4, but presumably the list will be smaller than what's available on Xbox One, given that the PS4 does not support PlayStation 3 games through backward compatibility.
In addition to a library of older games, EA Access also offers what EA calls Play First Trials, which provide access to up to 10 hours of newer games. EA Access' current Play First Trials include Anthem, Battlefield 5, and FIFA 19. Subscribers to EA Access also get a 10 percent discount on digital full-game purchases, expansions, and in-game items, like FIFA and Madden Ultimate Team points, and Apex Coins for Apex Legends.
EA Access first launched on Xbox One in 2014. Since then, Electronic Arts has expanded the subscription service to PC with Origin Access and Origin Access Premier.
The subscription service's availability on PS4 is a reversal for Sony. In 2014, the PlayStation maker said it believed the service "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," a Sony representative said at the time.
https://www.polygon.com/2019/5/7/...lease-date
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Wow. Only FIFA isn't free. Pass.
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That's good to hear. Really enjoying it on XB1.
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I'm not sure if it's worth it for me. I own all of those games (except FIFA and NHL). If anthem is on there... Maybe.
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Cool. Would be great of you could buy a Xbox/PS combo package for those that have both systems in the same household.

Highly doubt it would ever happen though.
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Cool. Would be great of you could buy a Xbox/PS combo package for those that have both systems in the same household.

Highly doubt it would ever happen though.
Not a chance!
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A deal like this is part of the reason why EA Access rocks w/ Xbox. I was able to get a 12 month subscription for $20. Others here on Slickdeal had gotten for a bit cheaper for the same terms. Plenty of decent games to play and be done with it. No more worries on resale value on games like Star Wars Battlefront II. Moreover, Most Slickdeal gamers here have agreed that SWBF II is worth $10 dollars for solo campaign so there goes 1/2 of the $ being well spent on this service.

Video game subscription is where we are heading now and Sony need to step up. Xbox Game Pass requires NO data streaming which isn flaw for PS Now.
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A deal like this is part of the reason why EA Access rocks w/ Xbox. I was able to get a 12 month subscription for $20. Others here on Slickdeal had gotten for a bit cheaper for the same terms. Plenty of decent games to play and be done with it. No more worries on resale value on games like Star Wars Battlefront II. Moreover, Most Slickdeal gamers here have agreed that SWBF II is worth $10 dollars for solo campaign so there goes 1/2 of the $ being well spent on this service.

Video game subscription is where we are heading now and Sony need to step up. Xbox Game Pass requires NO data streaming which isn flaw for PS Now.
I think for PS Now, you can download PS4 games, but you still have to stream PS3 games.

I tried playing God Of War Ascension over a friend's house and I couldn't play it with the input lag.
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This service used to be really cool but it kind of feels like they made it awesome at first and just throw a title or two at it that's older now.

PS4 is too late to the party.
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Wow. Only FIFA isn't free. Pass.
I suspect they will offer the same lineup of games on the PS4 as they have on the XB1. Fifa 18 is the "current" game in the Vault for EA Access on the XB1. Before last year the new Fifa came out around late March or early April. Last year EA waited until AFTER the World Cup to bring Fifa 18 to EA Access.... many subscribers were pretty upset with the decision. Since FIFA 19 includes Champion's League licensing this year, most people are expecting FIFA 19 to come to the Vault around the same time as the CL final (6/1), or possibly a few days or week before.

This year Madden 19 was added after the AFC/NFC Championships but before the Superbowl.

IMO EA Access is a good value, and is a lot cheaper than getting the yearly refresh of the same sports games. Unfortunately, that also means you have to wait a few months before the games are added.

FWIW, if you want the newest games WHEN they come out, you have to get Origin Access Premier - which is currently ONLY available on the PC. I suspect they MIGHT offer a multiple tier EA Access in the future on consoles, like they have for the PC and it will probably be the same cost structure - 30/yr for "basic" or 100/yr for "premier". https://www.origin.com/usa/en-us/...gin-access
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Couldn't have this come out before SWBF2 and BF1, since I have these games. =(
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I suspect they will offer the same lineup of games on the PS4 as they have on the XB1. Fifa 18 is the "current" game in the Vault for EA Access on the XB1. Before last year the new Fifa came out around late March or early April. Last year EA waited until AFTER the World Cup to bring Fifa 18 to EA Access.... many subscribers were pretty upset with the decision. Since FIFA 19 includes Champion's League licensing this year, most people are expecting FIFA 19 to come to the Vault around the same time as the CL final (6/1), or possibly a few days or week before.

This year Madden 19 was added after the AFC/NFC Championships but before the Superbowl.

IMO EA Access is a good value, and is a lot cheaper than getting the yearly refresh of the same sports games. Unfortunately, that also means you have to wait a few months before the games are added.

FWIW, if you want the newest games WHEN they come out, you have to get Origin Access Premier - which is currently ONLY available on the PC. I suspect they MIGHT offer a multiple tier EA Access in the future on consoles, like they have for the PC and it will probably be the same cost structure - 30/yr for "basic" or 100/yr for "premier". https://www.origin.com/usa/en-us/...gin-access [origin.com]
Thanks for the explanation. I already own FIFA 19 so nbd. But if that's their strategy, I'll probably pass on this as I like to actually own the games that aren't annual updates.
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A deal like this is part of the reason why EA Access rocks w/ Xbox. I was able to get a 12 month subscription for $20. Others here on Slickdeal had gotten for a bit cheaper for the same terms. Plenty of decent games to play and be done with it. No more worries on resale value on games like Star Wars Battlefront II. Moreover, Most Slickdeal gamers here have agreed that SWBF II is worth $10 dollars for solo campaign so there goes 1/2 of the $ being well spent on this service.

Video game subscription is where we are heading now and Sony need to step up. Xbox Game Pass requires NO data streaming which isn flaw for PS Now.
What is no data streaming?
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What is no data streaming?
Yeah, I'd like to know how one can stream without using data...
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This was good news, nice library plus the early access and play trials are enough to keep you from wasting money on most EA games.


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I'm not sure if it's worth it for me. I own all of those games (except FIFA and NHL). If anthem is on there... Maybe.
The 10 hour trial of Anthem is enough to tell you to quit playing.

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What is no data streaming?
You download the game to your HD instead of streaming it.
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