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Opinion: Could the EA subscription service signal the end of PlayStation Now?

Now that Sony has declined EA's Subscription service. Could this be the beginning of the end for PS Now?

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Bennibop697d ago

Not sure why EA access would have any impact on PS Now as EA would also make money from it also. EA is not giving access to retro titles through access just previous titles release on X1 ie last years sports games nobody would purchase after current tiles release.

LOL_WUT696d ago (Edited 696d ago )

I expect there to be no EA games on Sonys PS now service ;)

OrangePowerz696d ago (Edited 696d ago )

EA can only offer next gen ges via their service since it is X1 only and not a streaming.service so I don't see why EA wouldn't have PS3, PS2 and PS1 games on PSnow.

Would be a stupid decision on EAs part to just throw money away since it won't cost them really anything, than again it's EA they are full of stupid decisions.

MysticStrummer696d ago

"I expect there to be no EA games on Sonys PS now service"

I'm guessing that's a joke.

tbone567696d ago

Gamers don't want to pay 5 dollars for 2 hours of gaming on PSnow. PSnow is already dead.

Boody-Bandit696d ago (Edited 696d ago )

I know what about I'm about to write is apples to oranges but it's what came to mind when I read the title "Could the EA subscription service signal the end of PlayStation Now?"

That's like saying Origin will end STEAM.
EA is just that EA games. PSNOW is Sony's library of games and I can't see EA having Sony exclude EA titles from their service because of a deal they struck with MS.

EA needs Sony more than Sony needs EA. I can give you a 100 million reasons as to why that is the case.

There's an old saying, "you don't bite the hand that feeds you."
I like mine better. "Try starving that large animal instead. No seriously, go ahead."

I will sit back here, WAY BACK HERE, and watch from a distance.

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dasbeer88696d ago

I wouldn't be surprised if EA Access is timed exclusive for the Xbox One until eventually it'll come to PS Now like six months later.

Just sayin'.

ScottyHoss696d ago

You've probably read by now that Playstation actually turned down EA, which I'm sure they may eventually change their mind on if it's successful. But the fact of the matter is that they're two entirely different services, streaming last Gen and discounting current Gen.

3-4-5696d ago

EA subscription wont even exist in 3 years.

stuna1697d ago

Why would it? PS Now has a wider range of customers for starters! Then there the fact of More developers on board! Plus by it still being in Beta, nothing has been finalized, that includes pricing and what games are on offer, discounts or, incentives.

If anything EA and Microsoft gave Sony the time to make tweeks and changes to the PS Now model.

Volkama696d ago (Edited 696d ago )

Nope. Not directly equivalent. PS Now is available across myriad devices for people that want to play "Now". EA's offering is purely centred around value.

Together they could herald a new age of game subscription services though.

stuna1696d ago

Very well put! I really don't see why they're being compared. I guess it's a age old custom. To be honest I think both will have a lot to prove, because the hype is not getting it! Action is the word of the day.

Have a bubble on me.

XtraTrstrL696d ago

PS Now direly needs to get rid of that 1st payment option. 4 hours, it's just stupid, ridiculous, and seems like a rip-off at nearly any price.

Make it 1-2 days atleast. It would make more sense with the progression and spacing of the other options also.

truefan1696d ago (Edited 696d ago )

OUCH!!! That $380 million investment in Gaikai has lost a bit of relevance. Why would you stream a game, when EA is letting gamers download the game. Another thing is that sony will have to drastically drop their prices, currently is sits at 1 game 4 hours $5...., and I'm guessing those prices are that high to cover costs and the purchase of Gaikai, so lowering the prices will probably hurt.

GW212696d ago

Oh nice, truefan1 thinks this is bad for Sony.

You know what that means? This is really good for Sony. We all know that whatever this truefan kid says, the opposite is usually true.

reaperofsouls696d ago

truefan- Where were you during this month NPD results? i missed you lol

Bennibop696d ago

PS is in beta the prices will change and we do not even know if there is a subscription model yet. But why am I bothering to explain that to the biggest troll on N4G.

Volkama696d ago (Edited 696d ago )

Because you can stream a game instantly, and potentially without even owning the console it was made for.

There are advantages to streaming. Disadvantages too, but that wasn't your question.

Prime157696d ago (Edited 696d ago )

All you ever do is spew your misinformed rhetoric. I'd put you on ignore, but if I do that then some people would believe your spin as fact.

You never give any consideration to Sony products, so you can't compare as you lack the ability to be objective.

I, personally, am still trying to figure out if this ea-program is even worth it as the fine print is missing. Not to mention we are dealing with one of the worst companies as voted by consumers. But, hey, if you want, truefan, please jump the gun.

Edit: this guy expresses a few of my concerns, but more still linger: http://www.polygon.com/2014...

MysticStrummer696d ago

Careful truefan, don't squander what's left of your pride. You're going to lose a bit more of it when July's NPD is announced.

Legacy212696d ago

What does ndp numbers have to do with any of this? And if sony outsells MS again whats the big deal? Does your level of enjoyment fluctuate with sony sale numbers.

ceballos77mx696d ago

The problem with your comment (biased as it is), is that ps now has games from other companies and this deal is just for EA games, click on primes link and you'll get an idea.

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