In addition to offering EA Access members select titles and discounts, the publishing giant’s subscription-based service on the Xbox One is also said to provide other benefits. One such feature was recently confirmed to be the ability for subscribers to try out a limited trial for Bioware’s Dragon Age: Inquisition when it launches later this fall. As fans grow curious about how the trial will work, Dragon Age creative director Mike Laidlaw revealed on Aug. 11 that details on Inquisition’s EA Access integration have not been fully fleshed out and that more will be announced before launch.
The next installment of the popular Bioware series will be one of the first games to be part of the Electronic Art’s limited access program. This feature will provide EA Access subscribers with the ability to try out select games from the publisher’s library. In some cases, titles will appear playable as limited access titles before their retail release. This will give members the opportunity to try out games before they launch and then continue where they left off should they later decide to purchase the title.
Exact details, such as how long subscribers will be able to play limited access titles, will differ from game to game. The program is meant to be much more in-depth than providing gamers with mere demos. Players will be given the full game during the varying trial period and all of their progress will carry over to a retail edition of the title.
As one of the first titles to be featured as a limited access title, the EA service will offer the only way for players to try out Dragon Age: Inquisition without making a purchase since Bioware currently doesn’t have any plans to release a demo for the upcoming game. More details on what Dragon Age fans will receive through EA Access are expected to be revealed prior to the launch of Inquisition.
EA Access is currently only available on the Xbox One. EA attempted to put the service on the Playstation 4 as well, but Sony executives rejected the offer feeling that it opposed their vision of what should be presented to gamers.