Last month, Electronic Arts announced it was bringing its EA Access subscription service to Sony’s PS4 console. Up to this point, EA Access had been exclusive to the Xbox One, but that will change next month. Starting on July 24, EA Access will officially arrive on the PS4 for all interested users to try.
EA Access PS4 Release Date
EA confirmed the July 24 launch date via this new page on its website. The new webpage also includes a timer which ticks down to the PS4 EA Access launch date in real-time. If you’d rather not follow the timer, the page also allows users to sign up for launch notifications via email.
EA Access offers two different subscription options. Users can either pay $5 per month or $30 for a yearly subscription. Those who subscribe to EA Access unlock a number of digital benefits, all involving EA’s vast library of games. For starters, subscribers can download and play any game that’s included in the ‘EA Access Vault.’ The vault includes older games like Titanfall 2 and Mass Effect: Andromeda alongside newer releases like Battlefield V and FIFA 18.
As of this writing, there are over 50 games included in the EA Access Vault. As long as a user maintains an active subscription, they can play vault games as long as they like. Along with the EA Access Vault, subscribers also get several other perks, including the following:
- A universal 10 percent discount on all digital EA games, DLC, and in-game purchases
- Early access ‘Play First’ trials for new and upcoming games. These trials typically allow subscribers to play up to 10 hours of a game ahead of its public release.
When EA Access first launched back in 2014, Sony blocked the service on PS4. At the time, Sony argued that EA Access “does not bring the kind of value PlayStation customers have come to expect.” It’s not entirely clear what led Sony to change its mind, but PS4 owners likely aren’t complaining.
While it hasn’t been confirmed, there’s a good chance that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will come to EA Access. Sony also recently mentioned how it will be making a stronger push for PlayStation Now in the near future.