Though most of the industry are rightfully looking ahead to the launch of Sony’s PS5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Scarlett, the rivalry between both consoles continues on the existing generation of platforms. And this week, Xbox was given a surprise boost following the launch of EA Access on PS4.
EA Access (for those who don’t know) is the rather exceptional service that grants access to a huge catalogue of games for a monthly fee. It’s a bit like Netflix, but for video games, and only video games made by EA.
The service has some excellent titles on it like Titanfall 2, Star Wars Battlefront 2, and even Peggle 2. Peggle 2 is the best damn game on the list, and I won’t listen to anyone who says otherwise.
EA Access has been unavailable on PS4 for a long time, partly because for a long time Sony decided they didn’t need it or want it.
But it has now finally arrived in order to bring Sony fans another way of consuming more games and adding to their backlogs that seem to never go down no matter how many hours you set aside.
So it should be a good time for PlayStation 4 owners as a result. Well, it turns out that it’s not quite the same service PS4 owners might have been expecting.
PlayStation 4 players are actually missing 32 games that Xbox One users currently have access to.
Why? Well, it’s because these games are from last generation and PS4 doesn’t have any form of backwards compatibility, but it still feels a little rough for anyone who was hoping to jump into Skate 3.
Of course, this probably isn’t a deal-breaker, but it is worth knowing exactly what you can expect from the service, especially if you were assuming you’d see the same games as Xbox One players.
If you want to have a look at the full list of games available on PS4, then they are:
- Battlefield 1
- Battlefield 4
- Battlefield 5
- Battlefield Hardline
- Burnout Paradise Remastered
- Dragon Age: Inquisition
- FIFA 15
- FIFA 16
- FIFA 17
- FIFA 18
- FIFA 19
- Madden NFL 15
- Madden NFL 16
- Madden NFL 17
- Madden NFL 18
- Madden NFL 19
- Madden NFL 25
- Mass Effect: Andromeda
- Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
- NBA Live 15
- NBA Live 16
- NBA Live 18
- NBA Live 19
- Need for Speed
- Need for Speed Payback
- Need for Speed Rivals
- NHL 16
- NHL 17
- NHL 18
- NHL 19
- Peggle 2
- Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
- Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2
- Rory McIlroy PGA Tour
- The Sims 4
- Star Wars Battlefront
- Star Wars Battlefront 2
- Titanfall 2
- UFC 2
- UFC 3
- Unravel Two
Aside from the obvious heavy hitters, it’s worth checking out Unravel and Unravel 2. These are small indie titles that EA supports with their monolithic might, and supporting them is a good shout if you like to see the more creative side of gaming.
They’re also a lot of fun, and Unravel 2 is an excellent co-op game with some fun mechanics.
Other than that it’s all standard EA stuff, which means you’re in luck if you’re a sports game fan or you like shooting stuff, basically.
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