After teasing the service back in May, PlayStation owners finally have a solid date for the release of EA Access on the console: July 24.
For those unfamiliar with the game subscription service, it has been out on the Xbox One since 2014. With it, gamers get early access to new EA games as well as access to The Vault which includes older, fully playable games. It’s been a long time coming as word came out early on that Sony didn’t feel like EA Access would offer true value for its gamers, hence passing on it a few years ago.
So just what does the service get you?
- Exclusive Early Trials: Try many new EA games before launch day. Your save progress carries over to the full game if you decide to buy.
- 10% Discount: Save on EA digital purchases on PS4, including full games, season passes, DLC and Ultimate Team content.
- Play the Best of EA (The Vault): Get instant, endless play across a massive PS4 game collection.
As for The Vault, once a game enters, the base game is fully playable. As listed above, you can get a 10% discount off any add-ons and DLC for the games in The Vault. Games rarely leave once added and those that do often have more current versions.
So just what is included in The Vault? As of this time, the following games are listed on EA Access PlayStation website:
- Battlefield V
- FIFA 19
- NHL 19
- NBA Live 19
- Madden 19
- Unravel Two
- A Way Out
- Burnout Paradise Remastered
- The Sims 4 Console
- Mass Effect Andromeda
- Titanfall 2
Unfortunately, unlike the Xbox service which includes some backward compatible Xbox 360 games, it doesn’t look like the PlayStation iteration will feature older PlayStation 3 games.
As mentioned above, EA Access for PlayStation will be available on July 24th. Priced the same as the Xbox One version, it will cost US$4.99/mth or $29.99/year. You can sign up on the EA Access website for updates.