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Star Wars Battlefront to Release Five Days Early on Xbox One's EA Access, Report Claims

DICE shooter expected to come to EA Access on November 12 ahead of general release date; NBA Live 16 and Need For Speed also expected to ship early.


Following confirmation that Star Wars Battlefront will be available early for Xbox One owners through EA Access, an image showing when DICE's upcoming shooter will be available on the service has appeared.

Posted online by ICXM, the image shows Star Wars: Battlefront will launch on EA Access on November 12. The game will then be released to the general public on November 17.

Need for Speed, meanwhile, will be available on October 29, with the public release following on November 3. Finally, NBA Live 16 will be playable for EA Access subscribers on September 24. The game will then be released on September 29.

EA has not yet announced these dates officially. GameSpot has contacted the publisher for confirmation.

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EA Access is a $5/£4 per month subscription service that gives members the option to play new releases before their official launch dates.

Previously, subscribers were able to play FIFA 15 a week early for a total of six hours. Saved data and progress from this period carried over for those who later purchased the full game.

EA Access also gives subscribers free games, with past titles including Battlefield 4, Need for Speed Rivals, and Peggle 2. Customers have unlimited access to these titles for as long as their membership lasts.

Electronic Arts originally wanted EA Access to be supported on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but Sony rejected the membership program.

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