Best answer: No. EA Access does not require Xbox Live Gold on Xbox One or PlayStation Plus on PS4 in order to join. However, online multiplayer games will still require PS Plus to access their online features and gameplay.
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What is EA Access?
EA Access is a digital game subscription service that gives you access to a catalog of EA-published and developed games. Members also receive a 10% discount on EA digital purchases and are allowed to take part in 10-hour free trials of newly released games.
How do we know EA Access on PS4 does not require PlayStation Plus?
EA has explicitly stated as such.
PlayStation is usually more lenient when it comes to its online service and requires it for fewer programs/games than Xbox does anyway. For example, a lot of free-to-play multiplayer games on Xbox One, like Apex Legends, require Xbox Live Gold, while PlayStation users do not need PS Plus to play Apex Legends on PS4.
Will I still need PlayStation Plus to play multiplayer titles on EA Access?
Yes. If it's a game that you usually need PS Plus for online multiplayer, then you'll still need PS Plus, regardless of whether you got the game through EA Access. This applies to the multiplayer modes and other online features in games like Battlefield 1, Star Wars Battlefront II, Titanfall 2, and other multiplayer titles.
Where can I sign up for EA Access on PlayStation 4?
A full year
PlayStation Plus 12 Month Membership
The most savings
PlayStation Plus members can hop into online multiplayer titles in EA Access and start playing some of the best parts of Battlefield 1, Star Wars Battlefront II, and more. And that's not even to mention the benefits it provides outside of EA Access.
PlayStation Plus 3 Month Membership
Give yourself a taste of Plus
Not ready to commit to a full year of membership? Pick up a 3-month PS Plus subscription to get a better taste of what it offers. This may even be the better option for you if you're not also not committing to a full year of EA Access, and instead opt to buy it monthly.
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