Sony passed on EA’s recently-announced subscription service because it didn’t offer enough to gamers.
“We evaluated the EA Access subscription offering and decided that it does not bring the kind of value PlayStation customers have come to expect,” a Sony representative told GamesIndustry.
“PlayStation Plus memberships are up more than 200% 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 US$5 a month for this EA-specific program represents good value to the PlayStation gamer.”
EA's Access program costs US$5 per month or US$30 for a full year.
It offers subscribers discounts on games, unfettered access to an as-yet unknown number of EA games, and access to game trials up to five days prior to their release.
After yesterday’s announcement, we argued that there are simply too many unknowns surrounding EA Access right now for it to be considered a compelling offering for gamers.