EA Access and Origin Access subscribers can try out Battlefield 1 at this very moment. As reported on Twitter and Reddit, publisher Electronic Arts has set the trial live on the services a day before it was meant to.
Around 45 GB of free space on Xbox One is required for the download to progress. You may also require to visit the demo section of the Xbox Games Store to be able to download the trial, according to Eurogamer. EA started to hand out permissions to Origin Access subscribers to pre-load the Windows PC version of the trial early today — it weighs in at 40.39 GB — and the Origin Access trial is also live now.
Battlefield 1’s Play First Trial was meant to go live tomorrow, Oct. 13, five days prior to the game’s launch for people who pre-order the $79.99 Early Enlister Deluxe Edition. (The public release is set for Oct. 21.)
Contrary to typical EA Access trials, the one for Battlefield 1 does not provide the full edition during the early-access period. Subscribers have a go at the game for around 10 hours, consisting of two campaign missions — “Storm of Steel” and “Through Mud and Blood” — and in multiplayer action, four modes (Conquest, Rush, Operations and Domination) on five maps (St. Quentin Scar, Amiens, Sinai Desert, Fao Fortress and Suez).
The trials are available to all EA Access and Origin Access subscribers, and players will be able to take their progress forward to the full game if they buy it once the trial period is over.
Battlefield 1 is also being launched on PlayStation 4 at the same time, but early access is not not available on that platform. What do you make of this development? Share your thoughts and views by commenting in the comments section below.