Battlefield 1 Free Trial Coming To Xbox One And PC This Weekend

The free trial was not announced for PlayStation 4.

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A free trial for Battlefield 1 will be available on Xbox One and PC this weekend, running March 3 through March 5, Electronic Arts has announced.

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On Xbox One, users can play multiplayer and single-player with no caps or restrictions, though an Xbox Live Gold membership is required. On PC, the Origin free trial is more limited. Players get only two multiplayer maps and one single-player campaign chapter. Additionally, play time is limited to 10 hours.

For both Xbox One and PC, all progress from the trial will stay with your account after the free trial weekend comes to a close. A trial version of Battlefield 1 was not announced for PlayStation 4.

Battlefield 1 is currently marked down nicely, as digital copies for all platforms are marked down to $30 as part of a week-long EA sale.

In other Battlefield 1 news, EA has announced more details about the World War I shooter's upcoming expansions: They Shall Not Pass, In the Name of the Tsar, Turning Tides, and Apocalypse. They Shall Not Pass, which adds the French army, as well as new maps and weapons, arrives later this month.

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Played the whole campaign and multiplayer on Xone. My expectations weren't high after BF:Hardline was I was actually impressed with this entry. Best BF game since BC2.

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"On PC, the Origin free trial is more limited. Players get only two multiplayer maps and one single-player campaign chapter. Additionally, play time is limited to 10 hours."

yeah **** origin they can keep their shitty 10 hours.. itll probably take that long just to get it working anyway

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NO. *I* am number ONE.

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XBOX ONE still Number ONE

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@The_Man_On_Fire: In what way? MS doesn't release actual sales figures.

I have an xb0ne and love some games on it and also love gaming on my PS4. If roughly a bit under 50% of the sales of PS4 is being "number 1" in your mind.....cool for you I guess.

"The relative sales performance of the Xbox One and PS4 doesn't say anything direct about the health or quality of those platforms, of course.

Microsoft stopped providing concrete sales data for its Xbox line years ago, making it hard to get a read on just how well the Xbox One is doing in the market compared to Sony's PlayStation 4. Recent numbers released by analysts this week, though, suggest that Sony continues to dominate this generation of the console wars, with the PS4 now selling twice as many units worldwide as the Xbox One since both systems launched in late 2013.

The first set of numbers comes from a new SuperData report on the Nintendo Switch, which offhandedly mentions an installed base of 26 million Xbox One units and 55 million PS4 units. That report is backed up by Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad, who recently tweeted a chart putting estimated Xbox One sales somewhere near the middle of the 25 million to 30 million range.

Ahmad's chart suggests that Microsoft may have sold slightly more than half of the 53.4 million PS4 units that Sony recently announced it had sold through January 1. Specific numbers aside, though, it's clear Microsoft has done little to close its console sales gap with Sony over the past year—and may have actually lost ground in that time.

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Sony further extends PS4’s console sales lead over the 2015 holidays

The last time we did our own estimate of worldwide console sales, through the end of 2015, we showed the Xbox One with about 57 percent as many systems sold as the PS4 (21.49 million vs. 37.7 million). That lines up broadly with numbers leaked by EA at the time, which suggest the Xbox One had sold about 52.9 percent as well as the PS4 (19 million vs. 35.9 million). One year later, that ratio has dipped to just above or even a bit below 50 percent, according to these reports.

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@wtf_666: somehow I don't think he was talking about sales figures