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Sony neglected EA Access subscription service

Company 'doesn't think it offers good value to PlayStation owners'

Sony seemingly neglected the opportunity to bring the recently announced EA Access subscription programme to PS4, as it didn't feel it offered "good value" to its customers, according to a spokesperson.

Announced on Tuesday, EA Access is a subscription service for Xbox One that serves up EA games for a monthly or annual fee.

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For £3.99.$4.99 a month, or £19.99/$29.99 a year, subscribers will receive access to 'The Vault', a PlayStation Plus-like collection of EA games available to download and play at no additional cost.

EA Access members will also save ten per cent on purchases of EA digital content, and receive early access to select games beginning with Madden NFL 15, NHL 15, FIFA 15, NBA LIVE 15 and Dragon Age: Inquisition later this year.

Questioned about the service's Xbox exclusivity, a Sony spokesperson told Game Informer the company doesn't believe EA Access represents good value for PlayStation owners.

"We evaluated the EA Access subscription offering and decided that it does not bring the kind of value PlayStation customers have come to expect," they said.

"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."

EA Access has already been rolled out in beta form to a limited number of players, with an official launch date expected to be confirmed in the near future.

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