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Mass Effect: Andromeda Heading To EA & Origin Access

by Jelani James


If you were among the many who opted to skip out on Mass Effect: Andromeda following its poor reception among consumers, then you’ll soon have a chance to see firsthand what the fuss was all about. EA has announced the latest batch of games that EA and Origin Access subscribers will soon have free access to, chief among them being Mass Effect: Andromeda.

EA has outlined the various titles subscribers on EA Access (Xbox One) and Origin Access (PC) will have free access to for the remainder of the year:

Star Wars Battlefront II Play First Trial
Need for Speed Payback Play First Trial
The Sims 4 Play First Trial
Mass Effect: Andromeda
Dead Space 3

To start, as mentioned before, the full version of Mass Effect: Andromeda will be made on both EA and Origin Access. As mentioned before, the game was poorly received among many straight out of the gate (we liked it, at least!), with detractors pointing to the game’s poor structure and facial animations. Many of these issues have been fixed to varying degrees, but those amendments came well after weak sales which have reportedly resulted in changes to developer Bioware and the franchise’s future.

In addition, subscribers on both platforms will receive Play First Trials for Star Wars Battlefront II and Need for Speed: Payback, while those on EA Access will receive a Play First Trial for The Sims 4. EA didn’t reveal what players will be able try in Battlefront II, how long they’ll be able to play for or when they’ll be able to play it, only saying (obviously) that they’ll be able to begin playing “before launch day.” Payback, on the other hand, will be playable ahead of launch for a total of 10 hours — roughly the standard amount.

Lastly, Dead Space 3 will be entering the Vault, meaning that the entire Dead Space series is now available through EA and Origin Access in some capacity.

If you are a fan of EA and want to get special deals on both past and upcoming titles, then be sure to try out EA Access (Xbox One) and Origin Access (PC). Membership comes in two varieties: $4.99 for one month and $29.99 for a full year.

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