EA Access has been out for a few months now on Xbox One. EA is impressed by its performance so far, but won’t talk about bringing it to PlayStation 4.
During last night’s call to investors, Andrew Wilson, CEO of EA said, “EA Access membership has grown well beyond our early expectations and we anticipate continued momentum in the months ahead.”
Elsewhere in the call, Peter Moore, EA’s COO added, “We’re seeing both empirical and anecdotal data that people now who are members of Access and of course, have access to games like FIFA and Madden, who’ve said that ordinarily they wouldn’t have gone out and bought them, are now experiencing them and enjoying them and our belief is the next time around when the games are launched, they will actually buy them.
“It’s turning into an incredible sampling program for us if you will, and obviously the value for money is there.”
On the possibility of bringing it to PS4, Moore said “nothing to talk about right now.” Later adding, “EA Access is surpassing all of our internal expectations with regards to subscriber numbers and it’s delivering exactly what we thought which would be a great way for gamers to get great value and experience more games.”
EA Access is a subscription service available on Xbox One only at present. The service comes with a $5 monthly fee ($30 yearly). It offers instant access to a range of EA titles for as long as you maintain your subscription, free trails of upcoming games and a 10% discount valid on any EA game bought digitally. Available tiles include Battlefield 4, FIFA 14, Madden NFL 25, Peggle 2 and more.