10 hour trial for Need for Speed now available through EA Access on Xbox One

Posted October 28th, 2015 at 5:00 pm


The new Need for Speed 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 running 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 or not all are used by Tuesday. Saves are stored on the hard drive so progress made offline and online carry over if an Xbox One 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 but this year’s sports titles, 10% off all digital purchases, and the ability to play games up to five days before they release with a limited timed trial. In mid-November the highly anticipated Star Wars: Battlefront will go out to play early through the service. EA Access is $30 for a full year or $5 month-to-month.