GGG gives their reason why they think Sony doesn't want EA Access available on PS4.
the real reason PS4... ggg gives their reason someone needs to look up the definition of real
I had no idea this was still a thing... Nobody has said anything about it since its uninteresting launch.
It's a fantastic service. For $30 for the year I've had FIFA 14 Madden 14 Bf4 Peggle 2 Need for speed rivals PVZ garden warfare 10% off madden, NHL and will get money off dragon age Plus 6hr long full game trials/early access to games I've wanted to try. Not bad at all when the discount on 2 game purchases almost paid half the sub cost for the year, plus the other bonuses
Yea, this article is pretty slim on facts, especially after claiming it is the "real" reason. Their reason isn't even really a good one, I highly doubt their backend profit on 1 year old games is very much. That aside, IMO Sony made the wrong choice not allowing ea access, it is such a great value. Also, if you don't like it, well you don't have to buy it. Not a fan of platform holders restricting choice.
He went on to state that it wasn't a good venture for Sony, but great for PS4 owners. Sony said it didn't represent value for PS4 owners.
Because of ea's new intro. Big voice says - ea sports its in the game. Little but extremely fast voice says - content subject to future release and paid micro transactions, not all content on disc included. Yeah, I don't care! Have fun ea :)
New intro I just thought up, ea need to adopt this... in the trademark ea sports voice... Mi-cro-transactions its in the game The micro is said in the EA styled way.
It is always going to be last years sport games which will always linger off in sales by the time the new one is out, so I don't think it's the sport games that worried them as such. I do agree with the main reason in the article though, money. EA Access is brilliant for the consumer but I can't see it being great for the manufacturer. I also think PS Now had some effect on their decision, having 3 different subscriptions on one console could be a little daunting to consumers. Xbox needed the push and Microsoft also seem to be throwing their money about a bit at the moment. I'm glad they did though, I love the program. I wasn't sold at first but they quickly added more games to the vault and it's a clear bargain.
"I also think PS Now had some effect on their decision, having 3 different subscriptions on one console could be a little daunting to consumers." That's exactly what I think. People don't want a load of ongoing subscriptions and I don't think Sony's offering will be anywhere as affordable as EA's. A shame really as Sony have decided that it doesn't offer great value to the consumer yet I would have signed up for it on day one.
While this is a great theory, there is one glaring detail you omitted: if Sony takes 30% the EA still makes a hell of a lot more money by the program not existing on PlayStation. So if their games are selling that well, don't the stand to lose a ton of revenue?
I'm lovin it right now. Even if they remove Madden and Fifa next year I've gotten my monies worth for the year that I've had them. I'll just play the new iterations. Need For Speed Rivals is boss once you get used to the driving. Peggle 2........... it's peggle. I haven't gotten into BF4 as I have that on the pc, plus it has too much cursing to play around my kids. My personal opinion is that they need to Give NBA live free until they bring it up to par lol
Was a decent offer in a sense. On just not into out of date sports games. Other games not interest in. But sooner or later would have a good enough vault to seembattractive. Early access is cool and discounts is good. Just that digital prices are not really worth it atthis moment in ttime. If it comes to EU and for ps4 next year or by ear after then I may get into it.
PSNow Probably less games to offer at this moment . peggle2 and plants vs zombies? Ms had closer relations with ea? Didn't ea mention a deal with ms when xbone was announced?
"Mind you this is simply my opinion. I’m no expert and I certainly don’t have any inside information" Splendid article right here , lol "Real" Lol
This is the dumbest article in the world... No idea how business works... EA Access doesn't even remotely cannibalize retail copies of games. Do you think that last years Fifa/Madden, PvZ:GW, BF4, NFS:Rivals are still selling in droves? No, those games are sitting in abundance on GameStop shelves being sold as used and EA not getting one cent from it. At $5 per month or $30 a year, if EA only got 100k-200k people sign up for EA Access (rather it be for the year or month to month it's a success for them. And if you really like the game, you buy the DLC for it and it's jackpot for them. All revenue streams go back to EA... All for $5month or $30 per year. For all the stupid things that EA does, I actually have to give them props on this one. It's called economics 101... and a bit of common sense...
If I recall correctly, Sony and MS were on the hook for building the infrastructure and support for this program, so it would seem EA would need to share revenue with them or there'd be no incentive to get on board.
Still doesn't matter... Any revenue that EA gets back is still a win... Used games, nothing goes back to the publisher/developer...
makes sense. My issue is if this is successful, every major publisher will want to launch a similar program and gamers will suddenly be hit with all these subscriptions that add up.
That would make sense I mean if do that if I was a company but does anyone have EA access I got an email yesterday and downloaded the app on my Xbox from the looks of it it's just like games for gold/ps plus right? Why do people have a problem with it it's cheaper than both like £20 a year if I remember correctly and u get garden warfare and bf4? am I missing their evil sceme I mean it is EA after all do I just not see it yet? If anyone has it I'd appreciate a reply thanks in advance
I have it. $30 for a year and love it. It a smart move by EA to keep me from going to Game Stop and buying used versions.
The real reason is answered in two simple words: PS Now.
The author's argument and reasoning makes absolutely no sense. Let's dissect the premise behind his asinine argument. Suppose you have one game, FIFA 14 and you subscribe to the EA service for 5 dollars per month. Right now you can buy a new copy of FIFA 14 for 20 to 30 dollars, own it forever and play it when ever and how ever you want without interruption. If you subscribe to the EA service after 6 months you've paid for a physical copy and you will keep paying for the service until you decide you don't want to use it. Yes you'll get access to Madden 14, BF4, and other games that you can easily get on Amazon or Ebay for less than 25 dollars, so after one year of subscribing to EA's service it would actually be more cost effective to buy physical copies of these games instead of paying for a service indefinitely. Anyone who thinks that EA Access is some kind of value obviously isn't thinking beyond one year of payments for the service.
I like this article he's right! why not get 30% of the money.
Lol this guy is 100% wrong
the reason is because when comparing ea access to ps now ea access wins easily especially because of how overpriced psnow is and sony was scared of the competition
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