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Star Wars: Battlefront coming first to Xbox One…sort of

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The anticipation floating around every Star Wars fan globally is so thick, I’m not even sure that unstable red lightsaber could slice through it. Not only with Friday give us a new trailer for The Force Awakens, but we’ll also get our very first glimpse of Star Wars: Battlefront gameplay – which will supposedly break the internet. As for when we’ll actually get to play, who knows. We do know, however, that Xbox One will get it first.

And that’s thanks to EA Access, the exclusive service that allows subscribers early access to games a few days before release. It also bags you some “free” EA titles from time to time, as well as discounts on pre-orders. It’s still something you have to pay a subscription to though – and one that hasn’t really shown its full value as of yet.

Unless you’re inclined to paying for early, timed access to game like Battlefront. Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg confirmed that it will be part of the service, just like Battlefield: Hardline.

And while we can sit here and scoff at the principle of paying to play a game early, it’s certainly something that seems to be working for Microsoft and EA. Last year EA announced that the service was exceeding expectations, and I’m sure Microsoft is equally happy that they have it all to themselves. If that gets people to buy the Xbox One over a PS4 for, than all the power to them.

I don’t, however, think it’s a selling point just yet. Even if it means having to wait while other players get to blow each other up in AT-AT walkers and pew pew with the rest of the stormtroopers out there.

Last Updated: April 15, 2015


  1. You know… I can see where they were heading with the idea of earlier access to games on the Xbone, but I really don’t see them selling more units because of earlier access, because you need much earlier access to a game to make it worth while to fork out the price of a whole console to get there… And then you still have to pay a subscription fee… What loopy Arsehole came up with that idea?


    • Blood Emperor Trevor

      April 15, 2015 at 14:46

      The clever one who knows just how many gamers are gullible.


      • Greylingad

        April 15, 2015 at 14:51

        Hehe, you mean the now, much richer one?


    • FoxOneZA

      April 15, 2015 at 14:57

      The fee covers more than early access and a worthy back catalogue of games that would 10 times the price of the subscription 😉


      • Pieter Kruger

        April 15, 2015 at 15:03

        Also remember that Sandy gets free games sent to him to review, so he wouldn’t really understand the value of the vault…..????


  2. Admiral Chief asked for this

    April 15, 2015 at 14:31


    YES YOU CAN HAVE THE CAKE…..buuuuuut……………


    • Hammersteyn

      April 15, 2015 at 14:37

      You’d have to be as crazy as Nicolas Cage?


  3. Pieter Kruger

    April 15, 2015 at 14:45

    EA Access is worth every cent!! With the games in the vault, early download and access and discounts on brand new games it’s fantastic!!


  4. hatmadter

    April 15, 2015 at 14:51

    EA is taking their games next level it seems, and they aren’t even sorry… this one has so many bugs it’ll literally break the internet.


  5. Ir0nseraph

    April 15, 2015 at 14:52

    Ea access is value for money , and as the collection grows I might even pick it up later.
    Even thou I can play the game early on my xbox I will be waiting for it on my PS4.


  6. Ryanza

    April 15, 2015 at 15:01

    EA. So, ya…


  7. Kromas is drunk with power!

    April 15, 2015 at 16:22

    Screw AT-ATs. We all know Chicken walkers are waaayyyyyy cooler!


  8. HazardousTeam

    April 16, 2015 at 07:38

    This looks absolutely gorgeous. Hopefully they won’t fuck it up. Crossing my fingers.


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