As well as being a decent subscription rental scheme, I like how EA offers trials and that 10% discount on new AAA games. It'd be cool if Live/Gold and PS Plus offered similar discounts for new AAA games.
jawafour wrote:As well as being a decent subscription rental scheme, I like how EA offers trials and that 10% discount on new AAA games. It'd be cool if Live/Gold and PS Plus offered similar discounts for new AAA games.
Live offers 10% off a lot of its larger downloadable games, 10% off superhot in its first week for instance, Ori had it too, not AAA games of course but not bad.
Yeah, both Live/Gold and PS Plus offer some discounts on pre-orders for new indie/smaller games but, to the best of my knowledge, neither offers the discount on new, big titles like EA Access does. It'd be great if they did offer a similar incentive.
I guess that's probably down to the publisher. Smaller indie companies are happy to jump on board with Gold discounts because Microsoft will then promote it, but there's no need for, say Activision to give you cheap Call Of Duty on day one.
Yeah, that's a good point, mhtl - but I wonder if both Live/Gold and PS Plus would be able to mirror EA Access by offering the discount on "big" games? I believe that EA's scheme offers playable demos (up to ten hours?) and a 10% discount on all of their big titles, too - stuff like Star Wars Battlefront.
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