Long gone are the days when we needed to venture to our local game store and buy a disc or a cartridge in order to play the latest titles. Yes, you can still buy discs if you really want to, but why bother when you can download games without even leaving the house? Those titles work out to be a little cheaper some of the time, and you can even get them for free occasionally.
Free might be a bit of a stretch, though. While Sony offers up free games every month, you do need a PlayStation Plus subscription in order to download them. There is also the next step up from that: PlayStation Now, which is a more expensive service that allows you to play all sorts of titles from PlayStation's past and present.
Judging by a screenshot posted on Reddit over the weekend, Sony might be about to give itself a little competition. The photo of what is apparently the Brazilian PS Store is showing an EA Access logo. At the moment, EA Access is only available on PC and Xbox One. For $30 a month, subscribers can play a litany of games from EA's past and present, so it's a pretty cool deal.
If EA Access is coming to PS4, then there is one issue right off the bat. On Xbox, EA Access includes titles from previous consoles. Due to the PS4's lack of backward compatibility, that might not be the case with its own version of EA Access. If all of this does turn out to be true, we sincerely hope that the PS4 version of EA Access will be made available at a lower price point since that only seems fair.
The only other issue is that we have sort of been here before. As pointed out by GameRant, EA Access wanted to strike up a deal with Sony before now. However, the latter passed on the deal, dubbing it as not being "good value." As hinted at above, the more likely reason was that it didn't want to create in-house competition between EA Access and PlayStation Now. Perhaps Sony has now changed its tune. Only time will tell.