EA Games has announced that ‘Battlefield: Hardline’ will be available in early access for a limited time exclusively to EA Access members.
The official ‘Battlefield: Hardline’ Twitter account confirmed the offer to EA Access subscribers in the tweet below.
@MaximumXtreme Yes, you will be able to get early access to Battlefield Hardline through EA Access.
— Battlefield (@Battlefield) January 19, 2015
This means that those who subscribe to EA Access, a $5/month subscription service for Xbox One users that offers benefits such as free games and discounts, will be able to play a free trial of the full version of ‘Battlefield: Hardline’ at no additional cost days before it releases on March 17.
As far as when the upcoming first person shooter will be up on EA Access or how long it can be played has yet to be revealed. But if the previous EA Access offer of ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition is any indication, it will most likely be nearly a week in advance for around six hours of gameplay.
In the past, those who have subscribed to EA Access have been able play to various titles earlier than their release dates. On top of this, the service has also provided other EA games for free to users, such as ‘Battlefield 4’, ‘Madden NFL 25’ and ‘Peggle 2’.
‘Battlefield: Hardline’ is spin-off to the mainline ‘Battlefield’ series that ditches the military setting of the main games and opts for a cops vs. robbers approach. Developed by Visceral Games, a studio most known for their work on the ‘Dead Space’ series, ‘Battlefield: Hardline’ has players going at it in online multiplayer modes that revolve around the two opposing sides with bank heists and crime interception. The title also features a story mode featuring the talents of Nicholas Gonzalez (‘Resurrection Blvd.’ and Kelly Hu (‘Arrow’, ‘Warehouse 13’).
‘Battlefield: Hardline’ will be making its way on to PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Windows PC on March 17.
Source: Battlefield Twitter