10 hour trial for Madden NFL 16 now available through EA Access

Posted August 19th, 2015 at 2:15 pm


Madden NFL 16 is out now to download as a timed trial with EA Access on Xbox One. Subscribers to the service will get 10 hours of playtime after which it will expire. The timer is ticking down whenever the game is loaded regardless of whether it is being played, menus are being navigated through, or if there is any activity taking place at all. So make sure to exit out and close the application from the Xbox One home screen when not in use.

The 10 hours are there to play whether its all used by Tuesday or not. Given that there is no demo for the game this acts as the only way to try it out before buying. Game saves are stored on the hard drive so records online and progress in any of the modes will carry over if a full copy is bought. The complete game is available during the trial period.

EA Access was announced last July and is exclusive to the Xbox One. This is the case because Sony has declined to offer the service through PlayStation 4 saying it doesn’t offer enough value, despite being arguably the best value in all of gaming. EA Access includes the “Vault” which offers unlimited play with nearly every game from the company’s catalog this generation, 10% off all digital purchases, and the ability to play games up to five days before they release with a limited timed trial. EA Access is $30 for a full year or $5 month-to-month.