Sony made a rare critical comment against Microsoft and Electronic Arts, claiming that the just announced EA Access subscription program for the Xbox One would not offer much in the way of value for PlayStation console owners.
EA Access, currently in a limited beta, will offer Xbox One owners a way to play four full EA games for as long as they want for $4.99 a month or $29.99 a year, along with a 10 percent discount on all downloadable EA Xbox One games and early demos for upcoming titles from the publisher.
That apparently isn't a good enough deal for Sony. In a statement, the company admitted that EA approached them with an offer to add EA Access to their PlayStation consoles but turned them down. Sony said:
PlayStation Plus memberships are up more than 200% since the launch of PlayStation 4, which shows that gamers are looking for memberships that offer a multitude of services, across various devices, for one low price. We don't think asking our fans to pay an additional $5 a month for this EA-specific program represents good value to the PlayStation gamer.
Do you think Sony has a point or is this just an attempt to cut down on the attention Microsoft is getting for offering EA Access to Xbox One owners?
Source: Game Informer