Earlier today we reported that Sony turned down EA Access for PlayStation because it wasn’t “good value” for their customers. With that I assumed the reason Sony thought that was because EA Access will likely require both the subscription pass for EA Access and an Xbox Live Gold subscription which together adds up to a little under £10 per month. Fortunately my assumptions were wrong and you’ll only need Xbox Live Gold if you plan on playing any of the games online.
EA had some good news regarding their EA Access subscription package: no double subscription! Yaay! That is, no double subscription if you’re happy to play Battlefield 4, FIFA 14, and Peggle 3 offline. “Any Xbox One gamer can join EA Access and take advantage of the benefits of membership,” said a company representative to Joystiq. “In order to connect to multiplayer gameplay on the Xbox One platform you will need a subscription to Xbox Gold.”
So if I’m going to be pedantic, I technically wasn’t incorrect in my assumptions, the likelihood gamers are going to pay £3.99 a month for Battlefield 4 or FIFA 14 and not play then online is pretty slim, so in a way, I’m right. If you want to be a part of EA’s EA Access you’re likely going to be forking out around £10 per month.
With that being said, is that something you’re happy about paying? Or are Sony correct, does EA Access not offer good value?