EA Access coming to PS4 in July

Subscription service grants unlimited access to selected EA games

Electronic Arts is to launch its EA Access subscription service on PlayStation 4, the company has announced.

Starting in July, PS4 players will be able to sign up for a monthly subscription ($4.99/£3.99) or an annual subscription ($29.99/£20.99) through the PlayStation Store.

The service, which is already available on Xbox One and PC, grants paying members unlimited access to full versions of selected back catalogue games published by EA.

Subscribers can also play up to 10 hours of most new EA games via Play First Trials. Subscribers receive a 10 per cent discount on full game purchases and in-game items too.

“As we continue to invest in digital and subscription services, bringing great games to even more players across more platforms is an exciting opportunity for everyone,” said Matt Bilbey, EA’s executive VP of strategic growth.

“Our goal is to give players more choice to try and play our games wherever and however they choose, and we’re happy to bring EA Access to PlayStation 4.”

EA Access debuted as an Xbox One exclusive in 2014 after Sony suggested it had declined to put the service on PlayStation 4.

At the time, the platform holder said it didn’t feel that EA Access offered “the kind of value PlayStation customers have come to expect”. The service’s arrival on PS4 in 2019 suggests Sony may have changed its opinion.