EA Access Is Finally Coming to PS4 This July, Five Years After It Debuted on Xbox One

EA Access Is Finally Coming to PS4 This July, Five Years After It Debuted on Xbox One

EA's own subscription service is heading to PS4.

Sony has announced that EA's subscription service, EA Access, is coming to the PlayStation 4 starting in July. The monthly subscription cost will be $4.99, or you'll be able to pay a lump sum of $29.99 for the whole year.

EA Access is EA's take on the Netflix-style subscription service, but for video games. Players who subscribe to EA Access can play a number of EA developed and EA published games for free, so long as they have an active subscription.

Other benefits to EA Access include Play First Trials where players can play up to 10 hours of most new EA games. There're also 10% discounts for EA Access members to EA games, expansions, and more.

EA Access has already been available on the Xbox One, and an expanded version of the service exists on PC. This is the first time the service has come to the PlayStation, however, and it shows that Sony is getting serious about the video game subscription service business. Microsoft already has its own with Xbox Game Pass, and Sony has its video game streaming and download service, PlayStation Now. The latter now has the option to download and play PS4 games, although all older generation titles are streaming-only.

The library of EA games on Xbox includes titles like Madden 19, Star Wars Battlefront 2, FIFA 18, Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, Mass Effect Andromeda, and more. We can probably expect to see a similar line-up for the PS4 when the service launches in July, perhaps with some new additions such as FIFA 19 and A Way Out.

Meanwhile, on PC EA has Origin Access Premier which includes day one access to new EA games titles like Anthem. However, Origin Access Premier is a separate service to EA Access, and that's only available on PC so far.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Matt Kim

News Editor

Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

Read this next

Madden 19 MUT Tips - Ultimate Team Solo Challenges, MUT Squad Challenges

This is our complete Madden 19 Ultimate Team beginner's guide, featuring info on solo challenges, squad challenges, and more.

Madden 19 Tips - Beginner’s Guide, Offensive and Defensive Tips and Tricks, Madden 19 Controls

This is our complete beginner's guide for Madden 19, featuring all the offensive and defensive tips and tricks you need to know.

Madden 19 Ratings - Madden 19's Best Players, All Madden 19 Player Ratings

This is our complete guide to the very best players that can be found within Madden 19.

FIFA 19 Ultimate Team Tips - How to Build the Best Ultimate Team

Info on how to build an Ultimate Team in FIFA 19. Explanations on FIFA 19 Chemistry, modes, single player, online play and more.

Battlefield 5 Firestorm Tips - Choose Class, How to Win at Battlefield Battle Royale

Battlefield Firestorm has finally launched. Here’s how to come out on top.

FIFA 19 Career Mode Best Young Players - Highest FIFA 19 Potential Players Under 21

In this FIFA 19 Potential guide, we detail the best young FIFA 19 players you can buy in the FIFA 19 Career Mode.

EA Defends Loot Boxes as "Quite Ethical and Quite Fun" Amid Questioning by U.K. Parliament

EA and Epic continue to defend "surprise mechanics" following recent government inquiries.

More News

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Character Ban Sets Off Massive Debate

Dragon Quest's Hero is a random character... possibly too random.

Halo Infinite's Creative Director Leaves 343 Industries

This week sees a leadership shake-up for Microsoft's big launch title.

"Stop Asking 'Is It Political?' and Start Asking Instead About the Actual Politics of Each Game"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Also, the things studios of all sizes do to survive, and what happens when that's not enough.

More on PlayStation 4

What's The Best Video Game Spaceship?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | In honor of No Man's Sky Beyond, let's look back on the coolest spaceships around.

"Stop Asking 'Is It Political?' and Start Asking Instead About the Actual Politics of Each Game"

THIS WEEK IN BUSINESS | Also, the things studios of all sizes do to survive, and what happens when that's not enough.

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep is Axing the Damage Stacking

No more stacking up those auras.

Epic Isn't Budging On Fortnite's Mechs, Despite Player Protests

The massive machines of destruction seem like they're here to stay.

Classic Doom Ports No Longer Require Bethesda Net Login to Play

That login screen should be fully optional now.

No Man’s Sky Base Building (Beyond Update 2019)

Everything you need to know about Base Building in No Man’s Sky.

No Man’s Sky Nexus: Nexus Social Hub, Multiplayer Missions, Construction Research Terminal - Everything You Need to Know

The Nexus is a brand new social hub in No Man’s Sky. Here’s everything you should know about it.

More Action Games

Call of Duty Mobile Release Date - Android, iOS, Battle Royale Details

This is our guide on Call of Duty Mobile, including the release date, platforms including Android and iOS, battle royale details, and more.

Fortnite Memorial to a Cube - How to Visit a Memorial to a Cube in the Desert or by a Lake

Here's our guide to the Fortnite cube memorial locations, within the desert and by a lake.

GTA 5 Cheats

Discover all the GTA 5 cheats with this handy GTA 5 cheats PS4, GTA 5 cheats Xbox One, and PC guide. Plus get all the GTA 5 cheats for Xbox 360 and PS3.