10 hour trial for NHL 19 now available through EA Access on Xbox One

Posted September 5th, 2018 at 5:00 pm

NHL 19 can now be downloaded 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. Because of that 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 immediately but can continue to be used at any point in the future. Saves are stored so progress in any of the modes and online records and stats carry over if a full copy is purchased. The complete game is available during the trial period.

EA Access launched July 2014 and is available on Xbox One and has since been joined by Origin Access on PC. 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.

New this year is an additional tier for Origin Access on PC which provides the games in full with no restrictions for the entire year. Origin Access is $30 annually and the new Access Premier is $100 annually. NHL 19 is not available on PC but Madden NFL 19 and the upcoming FIFA 19 are part of that package.