Sony doesn't "have anything against EA Access", SCEE president Jim Ryan has said, despite the firm questioning the service's value late last month.

Speaking to Game Central at Gamescom, Ryan suggested that the reason for not allowing EA's subscription service on PS4 was due to the platform holder not being "comfortable" with how it would sit alongside its own service PlayStation Plus.

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"We don't have anything against EA Access," Ryan said, "we just need to position it... these sort of offerings they've got to fit into the framework of everything we do and everything that we offer. And we're just not quite comfortable with how it sits within the whole ecosystem of our digital offering, including PlayStation Plus."

Ryan adds that he believes PS Plus offers "the best value in terms of a subscription offer," but disagreed that Sony was being "a bully" by not allowing the service on the platform.

"It adds up of course, over the course of months and years," he said, speaking of EA Access' £3.99/month fee, "and you know we've got PlayStation Plus and we feel that offers our consumers the best value in terms of a subscription offer."

Last month, Sony said that it had "evaluated the EA Access subscription offering and decided that it does not bring the kind of value PlayStation customers have come to expect."

Instead, the service will remain exclusive to Xbox One.

EA Access grants subscribers unlimited access to titles available in The Vault, plus five-day early access to new titles. It's available for £3.99/month or £19.99/year. Meanwhile, PlayStation Plus costs subscribers £39.99/year, the same amount as Microsoft's Xbox Live.


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