There has been a time when Sony deemed EA Access a service that doesn't offer any value to PlayStation owners, but that time is finally behind us as EA announced that their subscription service is coming to PlayStation 4 in July 2019.
Having launched in August 2014, EA Access has been snubbed by Sony and it lasted almost five years.
EA didn't despair much and they instead made their presence known on Xbox One, but now they're finally coming to PS4.
PS4 owners will be getting the same EA Access deal as Xbox One players, i.e. $4.99/£3.99/€3.99 a month, or $29.99/£19.99/€24.99 if you decide to get the yearly subscription.
EA Access subscription gives you access to trials of popular upcoming titles from EA, 10 per cent discount on some purchases, along with a hefty library of games, including the likes of Battlefield V, Anthem, FIFA 19, etc.
We first caught a whiff of this back in March , when a screenshot of EA Access was leaked by Brazilian PlayStation store.
EA's CEO Andrew Wilson said at the time that they're looking to add another major platform to the fray, so it was pretty much expected, even if not explicitly stated.
Subscription services have proven to be immensely popular and equally as lucrative, so EA Access hopping aboard Sony's platform is not surprising. In fact, if there's anything surprising here, it's Sony's change of heart.
Back in 2014, Sony explained their snub of EA Access by arguing that at that price, it offers very little value to PlayStation 4 players. "We evaluated the EA Access subscription offering and decided that it does not bring the kind of value PlayStation customers have come to expect", they told GameInformer.
Knowing that Sony aren't won over so easy, it's actually a pretty big deal for EA, as well as PlayStation 4 owners who aren't exactly spoilt for choices.
Ultimately, Sony and Microsoft are the best proof of subscription services being all the rage these days, as both companies' financial reports showed a healthy chunk of profit was down to their respective services.