EA CEO Discusses EA Access and How It Feeds a Need to Steal

EA CEO Andrew Wilson discussed some of the finer points behind the goals of EA’s new subscription service EA Access at a GamesBeat 2014 Conference earlier today. The main takeaway? EA is trying to feed the human desire to steal.

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Foehammer1494d ago (Edited 1494d ago )

Yes, I think it's a steal IMO.

$30 for a year, and 5 games so far:

I see BF4 in major retailers for more than the aforementioned yearly cost of EA Access.

Spinal1494d ago

I think EA access is a great deal.

And I have a ps4 not an xbone. I wish Sony didn't decline this service cause PS Now is a rip offffffff I wouldn't spend a penny on that service.

annoyedgamer1494d ago

It will not remain that price for long. EA are known thieves. The price will be on its way up and soon the only way to get their games will be through a subscription service for downloads only.

mhunterjr1494d ago (Edited 1494d ago )

In before vernacular language is taken out of context. When something is considered "a steal", it means it can be purchased at a price much lower than its worth. EA's insistence on using this analogy doesn't mean they think their customers want to be theives. It means that they want their customers to feel like they are getting more than what they paid for. In other words VALUE.

Hopefully, EA will learn to provide such value. EA access is a step in the right direction IMO. I've actually MADE MONEY subscribing to EA access, and selling the EA Axcess games I'd already purchased. So for me, it was a steal!

MCTJim1494d ago (Edited 1494d ago )

$2.50 a month and all these free games. It's a steal alright :D

ramiuk11494d ago

funny though that for ovr a year now MS fanboys have always said that ps+ games are not free because if you dont pay sub u cant play them.

so surely this is the same???

all the people who didnt want DRM and here u have it in full force.
£25 a year and you dont own any of them and they can just take them back as they wish at any time.

also the amount of money u save is only added on with the overpriced digital games u buy(Even with 10% off)

MCTJim1494d ago

first never cared about the "DRM" and have never mocked PS+ so I dont know if you point is directed at me or not.

Einhert1494d ago

You say it is a steal but how long until everyone is doing this kind of subscription model?

Ubisoft, Activision, WB Games they could all jump on the bandwagon and then it will be a bad thing if it takes over.

I do not want to imagine paying for multiple sub fees.

Clown_Syndr0me1494d ago (Edited 1494d ago )

Buying games I spend about £100-£150 a month.
It would take 25 to 35 services at a similar price to Access to spend the same amount of money.
If each of those services had 5 games each, for £150 Id have about 175 games instead of 3.

There will never be that many streaming services, so I cant see it getting more expensive than my current situation.


Well its hardly DRM, youre not buying the game. You are renting it. DRM is more like these ridiculous digital downloads, £59.99 for a game you can't sell on.
I guess youre dead against Netflix too as you cant sell or trade their movies?

ramiuk11494d ago

EA only really make yearly releases though .
be a bit different for ubisoft and activision who make variety of games imo.

it would be total DRM and i dont want that

SteamPowered1494d ago

Im not a big fan of multiple subscriptions at all. I am afraid that all these subscription services will eventually impede my Steam library down the road.

Clown_Syndr0me1494d ago

In the past ive been dead against this sort of thing as I was obsessed by physical copies and actually owning games.

But, even I have been swayed. Ive faced reality - and that is games are expensive and if I want to play them all I need to find other ways rather than buying them.

This service is amazing value and I welcome similar ones in the future.

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