Considering how against this Sony was in the beginning, and I can see why, they must have gotten something big in return. Either a higher percentage of the cut than MS or some exclusive content for next gen.
They were against it because it “wasn’t a good value”. So you’re saying Sony is now ok with offering their loyal customers a “bad value” service so long as Sony gets some money in return? Sounds pretty crappy.
A better, more likely explanation is Sony has had changes in management and strategy and are no longer against another service being offered on their platform. Maybe it’s the difference 90-whatever million consoles can afford them. Maybe they realized it’s been years and all this fear mongering stuff about EA Access leading to Ubisoft Access and Sega Access and Capcom Access and Namco Access etc etc was nonsense.