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Sorry, but there’s no EA Access trial for Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order

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This week EA’s latest Star Wars game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, will be available. Developed by the folks behind Titanfall and Apex Legends, it’s a more focused personal story that eschews the multiplayer shenanigans of the Star Wars Battlefront Series, to focus on single-player storytelling.

With combat that draws inspiration from games like Dark Souls and Sekiro, it’ll be an adventure game that prizes gruelling hand-to-hand lightsabre combat – and even people like me who don’t really care much for Star Wars itself are keen to give this a go.

If you were hoping to get a bit of hands-on time thanks to EA or Origin Access though, you’re in for a bad time. See, one of the best things about an EA Access subscription is that it gets you a 10 hours trial of a game, with your saves carrying over if you choose to buy the game, or if it ever gets added to the vault.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will have no such trial. According to EA, it’s because they want to stem the tide of inevitable spoilers. According to gamers, it’s obviously because the game is bad and they don’t want people to play it before buying it.

Me? I think it’s because it’s a focused, single-player action game and 10 hours of it would probably be more than half the game. This move definitely removes one of the benefits to subscribing to EA Access though, so it’s understandable why so many are upset.

The game will still be available to Origin Access Premier subscribers, but only from release date. As for reviews, they’ll be available for your eyeballs on 14 November at 21:00 PT, which is 7am locally on Friday morning, unless I’ve done my maths wrong. Unfortunately, we won’t have a review for embargo, but we’ll have one very soon after.

Last Updated: November 12, 2019


  1. For the Emperor!

    November 12, 2019 at 12:39

    Either way I will be waiting for the reviews from trusted sources. I can live with a few minor bugs, but not a broken ass game or poor writing ala Andromeda…


    • G8crasha

      November 12, 2019 at 13:02

      True that! I was contemplating resubscribing to Access Premier, but I might just wait to see what the reviews say as well!


  2. Marek Nourse

    November 12, 2019 at 13:01

    Or maybe the game is not that long and can be completed within 10hrs. #justsaying


    • HairyEwok

      November 12, 2019 at 13:48

      I’m with you on this one. The game can probably be finished in a days time. And having most streamers streaming it earlier than actual release, and people checking it, seeing how short it is would’ve most probably messed with sales a bit.


    • TJames47

      November 12, 2019 at 15:50

      Spot on. I get that they are worried about spoilers if access is given 3 days early but not even a trial period on launch day tells me that its probably not even 10 hours long..


  3. Raptor Rants

    November 12, 2019 at 14:11

    There’s also no pocket deep enough for its price in ZA. #justsaying


  4. Cathal

    November 13, 2019 at 09:29

    Honestly can’t trust EA with anything, so this really does compound worries currently. Either way, previous burns made me take a stance of not buying from them again on day one, so it doesn’t matter anyway.

    On a side note, I find it hilarious how people complain DS is too long and now they complain that this might be too short. Gamers, man.


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