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EA/Origin Access Members Will Get to Play Mass Effect: Andromeda Early

This year’s highly anticipated release of Mass Effect: Andromeda has everyone jumping with excitement. If you’re one of those who can’t quite wait for the official release date, there’s a way for you to play the game a bit early.

Taking to Twitter over the weekend, producer Michael Gamble revealed that Mass Effect: Andromeda is coming to EA Access. Subscribers to the service will get to play the game prior to its official launch for a “limited time period”. Later, he also confirmed that Origin Access members will too get to try out the limited early-access period.

EA Access is only available on Xbox One while Origin Access is on PC. They are similar services where members paying a small fee to get unlimited access to games stored in the Vault. Additionally, there’s the incentive for members to get early-access to upcoming games.

The trial period is usually in the form of 10 hours and commences less than a week prior to the official launch. An upcoming announcement will confirm just how much content players will get access to in the trial period. Battlefield 1, for example, featured a limited selection of maps and modes, eight days before launch.

In other news, BioWare announced that Mass Effect: Andromeda will release without any Season Pass. It’s possible that BioWare is going with a microtransaction model for its multiplayer module. If that’s the case, majority of items will be available through in-game currency but players will have the option of paying real-world money beforehand to instantly unlock the items for use. As for single-player DLC, that will be released for free.

Mass Effect: Andromeda is set for release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on March 21 in North America and March 23 in Europe.

Saqib Mansoor
The odd man in the group who hates chocolate, cheese, and having to work on Sundays.


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