They started it with consoles and MS started charging for it, but thats not the poin. Its that as soon as one did it, it took almost no time for the others to do it to including sony and nintendo. PC's used to have expansion wich where a lot more meninfull and actually added content unstead of removing it and selling it to you separatly.
But they already locked the madded early acces behind it. And its not going to start with entire games, it wwill be like dlc, or exclusive content. Its like the deal with origin and nintendo, when they refused nintendo dint see another EA game on the console. Another thing was when EA and steam had the same issue but steam caved so now they haveorigin integrated. So it has already happened.
Can't really compare the console market and PC market in this regard. The PC market doesn't have to worry about used games or rentals and it comes packed with DRM. Were you a fan of the Xbone as revealed, or did you hate everything about it? Unless you are a fan of always online, no used games, and DRM, then don't compare the PC and console market.
Also, the proliferation of DLC was an infinitely more natural than anything you can try to predict might maybe someday possibly happen with EA Access.
And what did EA "lock" with Madden? The game had a 6 hour time trial, which requires an EA Access subscription. Why would they allow anyone to play a 6 hour time trial? People made a big stink about no demo, but guess what? Madden 25 didn't have one either. Also, NHL and FIFA both get the time trials and demos.
Still waiting on a logical explanation as to why EA would handcuff and neuter their own sales by making games and DLC exclusive to EA Access.
You where the first to compare them. Look at your comment "It only "started with Dreamcast" if you're completely ignoring PC. Read your own link.". All I said was how it started on consoles on the dreamcast for free and MS quickly adopted it and started to charge for dlc.
Stp spining please. I dont care for madden, but what I hear from people tht do, madden always had a demo, that they chosd to not do one and instead go with early acces is the same thing. Its almost a demo, but less restrictive specially with this type of game. They could have giving everybody an early access just like they did before with the demo. They chosed to only give it to subscribers to pretend to add value to it, but what they did was remove value that you already got for free before.
Your still waiting for a logical explanation as to why xbox should not use EA access as a +1 on sony. You care for nothing logical, just something to use as x1 greater then ps4, even though it will hurt xbox fans fist when ea shows its ugly face again. DO you remember this It only "started with Dreamcast" if you're completely ignoring PC. Read your own link. Thats one of the first I think, but there are many more. So EA has already done it before, what makes you think they wont do it again for EA access. And do you remember this http://wiiudaily.com/2012/08/ea-origin-wii-u/ Removing all suport just because nintendo refused the origin integration on the wii u. Like I mentioned before, they did it to steam but steam did cave ulike nintendo, so they ended loosing all support from EA. So it has happened. MS cant deny EA, cuz if EA removes suport to the x1, the x1 will die right then and there, so they will have MS and xbox fans by the balls.