EA Access offering 10 hours of early Rory McIlroy PGA Tour playtime

Posted June 27th, 2015 at 12:45 pm


Rory McIlroy PGA Tour is officially out on July 14 but those with an EA Access subscription on Xbox One will get the opportunity to play it starting July 9.

That’s not anything new, as ever since the service rolled out all EA games have been made available five days prior to their launch for a limited number of hours. What’s interesting is that the number of hours being offered has expanded.

EA Access subscribers will get 10 hours with McIlroy to use over that five day period – or anytime after it releases for those that don’t jump at it right away. EA has not stated whether the 10 hours is a new standard but the last game to go out from the company, Battlefield Hardline, was also for 10 hours. Prior to that every game had only been given 6 hours.

Extending most/all of the games to 10 hours would make the service even more valuable, and it was already one of the best values in gaming particularly for sports fans.

Not only does it mean a lengthier jump-start with the game for those fully planning to buy it, but greater ability to assess whether it’s worth a purchase for everyone else, and the game being exposed to all for what it has to offer rather than what may have been conveniently hidden by the company during the respective marketing campaign.