EA Access on PS4, other platforms is in the works


PS4 is the most likely.

Plans for EA Access on PS4 and other platforms beyond Xbox One and Windows PC, the publisher recently detailed.

“Our subscription services like EA Access and Origin Access are bringing more players from across our network to join in,” EA CEO, Andrew Wilson, said in a recent earnings call (via Seeking Alpha.) “Our subscription player base continues to grow. And you should expect us to continue driving this model to more platforms going forward.”

Wilson then defended the Access subscription model, which provides early access to games alongside a library of games that are able to be downloaded and played by those who pay a monthly fee.

“The one thing that’s often lost when we have this conversation is that unlike linear media, the subscription fee paid is not the total value of what a player might expend as they enjoy the games they play inside of subscription.

“And so we believe long term, while it may take us some years to facilitate that at the kind of scale that we expect it to evolve to, in the same way that digital music and digital movies have evolved, the upside for the interactive entertainment industry is uncapped by virtue of the value of live services that are born inside of a subscription.”

We’ll have more on EA Access on PS4 and Switch — though don’t hold your breath on the latter — as it’s made available.