Earlier this week, Microsoft had announced the partnership with EA which would allow gamers to buy a subscription for EA games. It would cost $5 a month or $30 a year and it includes games like Battlefield 4, Fifa 14 and Peggle 2. Microsoft also promised subscribers more games will be added soon and the titles will be updated regularly. Looking at the price, this is definitely a great deal and EA wanted a similar deal with Sony which they refused. Sony’s official statement was as follows:
We evaluated the EA Access subscription offering and decided that it does not bring the kind of value PlayStation customers have come to expect. PlayStation Plus memberships are up more than 200 percent since the launch of PlayStation 4, which shows that gamers are looking for memberships that offer a multitude of services, across various devices, for one low price. We don’t think asking our fans to pay an additional $5 a month for this EA-specific program represents good value to the PlayStation gamer.
Seriously, is that all Sony could come up with? This makes no sense. A company should always place their users first because they bring in the business. Anyone would know the EA deal is amazing. $30 a year for a few games is the price of a single disc. I guess Sony wants to force gamers to use their Playstation Now which recently launched in Beta. The battle between Xbox One Vs. PS 4 is not yet over and if more companies follow EA, Xbox would become a popular choice among gamers.