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The last EA game I got was Battle Field 1 for $5. I'll pass they don't release any games that are worth this price. The Star Wars game is the only thing that comes close and I'll just buy that outright instead of paying $5 a month for it.



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https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/7/18535145/ea-access-unlimited-game-subscription-service-ps4-playstation-4-sony-july

"EA Access for PS4 will be a separate account from EA Access for Xbox One. So if you’re already paying for Access on your Xbox, you will have to pay a second monthly fee to play those games on your PS4."

Is this normal for EA Access? If not, I can't believe there isn't outrage over the fact this is yet another third party cross platform type offering locked down on PS4.



Yay.

I wonder if Sony realised they were being dickhead hypocrites by criticising EA access in the first place or whether it was just because Microsoft paid to keep it off PS4 for awhile.

Knowing Microsoft/EA the latter is certainly possible. But knowing Sony I certainly wouldn't rule out the former either.





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John2290 said:
Sony seem to be doing everything they can to push me away next gen.

This is a bizarre take on the news.

Ka-pi96 said:
Yay.

I wonder if Sony realised they were being dickhead hypocrites by criticising EA access in the first place or whether it was just because Microsoft paid to keep it off PS4 for awhile.

Knowing Microsoft/EA the latter is certainly possible. But knowing Sony I certainly wouldn't rule out the former either.

It is just a change in management. The ppl in charge in certain positions are not the same as the ones before. I think Sony wanted to push their own offerings as much as possible without anything to distract users. That doesn't excuse the original decision, and just a random thought of mine, but it is going to be offered now so at least there is an improvement in this area.



EricHiggin said:

https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/7/18535145/ea-access-unlimited-game-subscription-service-ps4-playstation-4-sony-july

"EA Access for PS4 will be a separate account from EA Access for Xbox One. So if you’re already paying for Access on your Xbox, you will have to pay a second monthly fee to play those games on your PS4."

Is this normal for EA Access? If not, I can't believe there isn't outrage over the fact this is yet another third party cross platform type offering locked down on PS4.

I think, part of the reason is, that EA Access on XBO also offers 360 games, something the PS4 version definitely won't do. In other words, you get more out of the subscription on an XBO than on a PS4

Also, I think for PC, that's yet again a different subscription...



Ka-pi96 said:
Yay.

I wonder if Sony realised they were being dickhead hypocrites by criticising EA access in the first place or whether it was just because Microsoft paid to keep it off PS4 for awhile.

Knowing Microsoft/EA the latter is certainly possible. But knowing Sony I certainly wouldn't rule out the former either.

Considering what Sony said when EA Access launched seemed more like Sony didn't want it than just being sour grapes that MS got it.



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DonFerrari said:
Ka-pi96 said:
Yay.

I wonder if Sony realised they were being dickhead hypocrites by criticising EA access in the first place or whether it was just because Microsoft paid to keep it off PS4 for awhile.

Knowing Microsoft/EA the latter is certainly possible. But knowing Sony I certainly wouldn't rule out the former either.

Considering what Sony said when EA Access launched seemed more like Sony didn't want it than just being sour grapes that MS got it.

Yeah, that's why I said dickhead hypocrites. They were being dickheads about it and it was also massively hypocritical since they have both PS+ and PS Now as subscriptions.



Bofferbrauer2 said:
EricHiggin said:

https://www.theverge.com/2019/5/7/18535145/ea-access-unlimited-game-subscription-service-ps4-playstation-4-sony-july

"EA Access for PS4 will be a separate account from EA Access for Xbox One. So if you’re already paying for Access on your Xbox, you will have to pay a second monthly fee to play those games on your PS4."

Is this normal for EA Access? If not, I can't believe there isn't outrage over the fact this is yet another third party cross platform type offering locked down on PS4.

I think, part of the reason is, that EA Access on XBO also offers 360 games, something the PS4 version definitely won't do. In other words, you get more out of the subscription on an XBO than on a PS4

Also, I think for PC, that's yet again a different subscription...

Looks as if it is a separate service on all platforms. I guess I can see why it make sense from both perspectives. Why couldn't it be one service across all platforms with one price, where each platform get's their cut and gamers simply get access to the EA games available to the platforms they play on? On the other hand, if that service needs to cost say $20 per month or $75 per year for multi platform, it makes sense to divide it all up and charge $5 for the month and $30 for the year per platform.

Still surprised there's little to no outrage by the cross platformers, but it would be directed towards EA and not PS or MS, unless they are a major part of the reason why the service is set up like that behind the scenes. We wouldn't find out either unless another Fortnite type controversy were to take place.