Tuesday January 24, 2017

Mass Effect: Andromeda Gets 10-Hour EA Access Trial

This is fantastic news for Mass Effect fans, but I’m going to be "that guy" and suggest that EA has no real interest in giving gamers an early taste of the next chapter in the epic space sagaآ—they are just desperate for you to pay up for EA Access, their subscription service. And I’m probably right, since that is the prerequisite for getting an advanced idea of whether BioWare managed to craft a meaningful adventure, or crashed and burned like the ending of Mass Effect 3. Am I the only one who is hyped about John Paesano’s soundtrack, which has barely been touched upon in Andromeda coverage?

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People who subscribe to EA Access or Origin Access will be able to play Mass Effect: Andromeda for up to 10 hours before the game launches, publisher Electronic Arts announced recently. The trial will go live March 16, five days before Mass Effect: Andromeda’s March 21 release date. EA Access and Origin Access are available on Xbox One and Windows PC, respectively, meaning that as always, PlayStation 4 owners will miss out on the trial. EA also announced the next four games that it will add to the EA Access Vault: Dead Space: Ignition, Madden NFL 17, Skate 3 and Zuma’s Revenge. That will expand the Vault over the 40-game mark "later this year," according to EA.