Xbox One and PC gamers interested in Battlefield 1 can now take the World War I shooter for a spin. EA Access subscribers on the console and Origin Access subscribers on PC can now download and play a 10-hour trial of the Electronic Arts and DICE holiday blockbuster.
The release of the Battlefield 1 trial to EA/Origin Access is actually a day sooner than originally announced. As previously covered, Electronic Arts scheduled the release of the trial for Thursday, October 13.
Those who download the Battlefield 1 trial will be downloading the entire game. This comes out to be 42 GB on the Xbox One and 47 GB on the PC. However, players will not have access to the entire game.
Only the first two chapters of the Battlefield 1 single-player campaign, “Storm of Steel” and “Through Mud and Blood,” will be playable. Additionally, the maps St. Quentin Scar, Amiens, Sinai Desert, Fao Fortress, and Suez will be available in multiplayer mode with the Conquest, Rush, Operations, and Domination game modes. It is worth mentioning that the multiplayer is not available until the prologue single-player chapter is completed first.
That leaves five chapters left to play in the Battlefield 1 single-player campaign plus another five multiplayer maps. Meanwhile, the Team Deathmatch, Air Superiority, Breakthrough, Possession, and Behemoth also wait for the full purchased version of the game.
As with all Play First Trials, any progress made in the Battlefield 1 trial will carry over to the full purchased version of the title. This includes both single-player campaign progress plus character progression and all item unlocks in multiplayer.
EA Access is available to Xbox One owners via a $4.99 a month subscription or a $3 -a year subscription. Meanwhile, Origin Access is only available as a $4.99 a month subscription. Both services come with a selection of around 15 free games to download, along with the ability to download trials ahead of a game’s release. A 10 percent discount on digital purchases of Electronic Arts titles and all DLC is also included as part of the service.
The EA Access Hub app from the Xbox Store is where subscribers can find all titles available to download at no extra cost. The list of games currently available includes Battlefield Hardline, EA Sports UFC, Battlefield 4, FIFA 16, Madden NFL 16, Dragon Age: Inquisition, NHL 16, Titanfall, Plants Vs. Zombies Garden Warfare, Need for Speed Rivals, NBA Live 15, Peggle 2, and older sports titles. It also includes Xbox 360 backwards compatible titles like Dead Space and Plants vs. Zombies.
Neither EA Access nor Origin Access is available on the PlayStation 4. The console is the only major platform that receives Electronic Arts-published games without the option for owners to subscribe to the services. A PlayStation representative previously explained that Sony turned the service down for its new console because it didn’t provide a good value, as the Inquisitr reported.
Battlefield 1 is set for an October 18 release for those that pre-order the $80 Early Enlister Deluxe Edition for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Those that decide on the Battlefield 1 Standard Edition for $60 will receive the game on Friday, October 21.
What do you think of the Battlefield 1 Play First Trial on Xbox One and PC? Which platform will you be playing on and what have you liked or disliked the most? Sound off in the comments below.
If you missed it, here is the Battlefield 1 single-player gameplay trailer that provides glimpses of all the different stories told in each chapter.
[Featured Image by DICE/Electronic Arts]