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Turns out, Sony doesn't much care for EA Access

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Sony has responded to Electronic Arts' announcement of a subscription-based service for its Xbox One games, by claiming that the Netflix-style deal offers poor value.

EA Access offers up a slew of EA games for one flat rate of $4.99 a month or $29.99 annually. Members can gain access to FIFA 14 (pictured), Madden NFL 25, Peggle 2 and Battlefield 4, via the service's beta, as well as discounts and early access offers.


Like Microsoft, Sony offers its own subscription service to owners of its console. PlayStation Plus charges a subscription fee in return for access to certain full games and special offers. Sony is also preparing to launch PlayStation Now, a streaming service offering older games.

The company said it was offered a chance to work with Electronic Arts on EA Access but turned the publisher down.

"We evaluated the EA Access subscription offering and decided that it does not bring the kind of value PlayStation customers have come to expect," stated a Sony representative, in a statement to Game Informer. "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 $5 a month for this EA-specific program represents good value to the PlayStation gamer."