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Play 10 hours of Mass Effect Andromeda a week before launch

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Mass Effect Andromeda gets a ten hour trial ahead of launch

EA has done a great job with their early access programs across both Xbox One and PC via Origin. Both offer subscribers a large dose of EA titles from the moment they sign up, with their online “vaults” being updated with recent and old titles regularly. Arguably, though, the most alluring part of the service is the early access to new EA-published games. These early trials are an easy way to get some good time in with a game on the eve of launch, and Mass Effect Andromeda is being rather generous with it.

A week before the launch of BioWare’s anticipated sequel/reboot, EA and Origin Access subscribers will be allowed to play up to ten hours of the space opera epic at their leisure. EA confirmed that unlike their last big release, Mass Effect Andromeda will be part of their storied early access program, and be open to all subscribers from March 16th. The game will the launch here on March 23rd, giving you ample time to get well acquainted with the Pathfinder and your new crew.

As with other games in this program your progress will carry through too should you choose to purchase the game, with no prior purchase required to sample it. You’ll just need to make sure your subscription is up to date on either Xbox One or PC, with monthly options available to those just looking to jump in for the brief early access.

Mass Effect Andromeda is a new start for the space RPG, taking place during the events of the second and third entries of the old trilogy. Despite this, Andromeda bears no tangible connection to Shepard and his crew, with your new cast of characters charting new galaxies in a quest to find a new home for all of the Citadel’s species to live should the need arise. It’s out this March on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

Last Updated: January 24, 2017


  1. Kromas Ryder

    January 24, 2017 at 10:44

    You will never here me say this ever again. Sign me up!


    • Admiral Chief

      January 24, 2017 at 10:45

      I need ME:A in my life!


    • Ir0nseraph

      January 24, 2017 at 10:52

      No program for the PS4 🙁 well I can wait a few more days.


      • Kromas Ryder

        January 24, 2017 at 10:54

        Stay away from me then. I will spoil it harder than I spoil Star Wars plots. 😛


        • Ir0nseraph

          January 24, 2017 at 11:16

          Sure as hell not going to buy a PC now, bit low on funds so I will risk it. 😛


  2. Ottokie

    January 24, 2017 at 10:47

  3. Original Heretic

    January 24, 2017 at 10:58

    10 hours? So, in standard RPG terms, that would cover the character creation.


  4. Kensei Seraph - Terran Ghost

    January 24, 2017 at 11:15

    I’m still fighting the urge to pre-order.

    Also, in before a game breaking bug is found at the 30 minute mark and a second bug that wipes all progress at the 9 hour 50 minute mark.


  5. miaau

    January 24, 2017 at 12:48

    Perhaps, in those 7 days, I may or may not pre-purchase.

    Nice, thanks EA. Made the choice to pre-purchase or not very easy now.


  6. Guava_Eater

    January 24, 2017 at 13:00

    It’d be nice if they included it in the Vault from Day 1. On that note I subscribe on both PC and Xbone so a single discounted premium would be awesome too!


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