EA Access was recently announced for PS4, ending its Xbox One exclusivity. Now, EA has finally confirmed the date its subscription service will come to Sony’s flagship console: July 24.
EA Access costs $30 / £20 / AU $40 for a year or $5 / £4 / AU $40 per month. The primary benefit of being a subscriber is unlimited access to an Xbox Game Pass-style library of games, known as the Vault, such as Titanfall 2, Star Wars: Battlefront II, and FIFA 18. Battlefield V also made its way to the EA Access Vault recently. These games are downloaded, not streamed, and can be played in their entirety, although they don’t necessarily include all available DLC.
Subscribers also get a 10% discount on all digital EA games, as well as their respective expansions and in-game purchases. Members can also take advantage of EA Access’ Play First Trials, which typically give you 10 hours of early access to new EA titles prior to their official release.
Sony allowing EA Access on to PS4 represents quite a change in stance. The company blocked EA from launching the service on PlayStation in 2014, saying it had “evaluated the EA Access subscription offering and decided that it does not bring the kind of value PlayStation customers have come to expect.” The company has not explained its recent change of heart. A PC version of the service known as Origin Access is also available, although all three versions operate independently of each other.
Elsewhere, the free PS Plus games for July 2019 were announced just recently. The PS4 games available at no extra cost for PlayStation Plus members next month will be PES 2019 and Horizon Chase Turbo.