Xbox One players will be able to play Star Wars: Battlefront early through EA Access.
Aaron Greenberg, leader of game marketing for Microsoft, replied to a tweet about Battlefront and stated that Xbox One players would be able to play it first.
Greenberg then later clarified that Battlefront would be available for early release via EA Access hence why Xbox One owners would be able to play it before PC or PS4 gamers.
Greenberg, nor anyone from EA or Microsoft, has revealed the exact details of how long players will be able to play the game, or if there is any restrictions on what the player can do. However, if it’s similar to Battlefield: Hardline or Dragon Age: Inquisition, then gamers can expect to be able to play the game for around 6 to 10 hours; although, offline modes may not be fully available.
There will be more news about Star Wars: Battlefront this week. Star Wars: Battlefront is currently slated for a 2015 release, and will be released on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
I am excited for Battlefront, although, I do have to always remind myself that it’s coming out this year (depending on no delays) as it just feels like it was not that long ago that it was announced. Anyway, back on track, it’s good news that it will be arriving on EA Access as I am subscribed to it so I can play it early, but in all honesty it’s not surprising that it’ll arrive to EA Access first, after all I suspect that all EA games will be going to that first – which is a shame for PS4 gamers, especially after the fact that Sony was offered EA Access but rejected it.