EA Access Will Offer Battlefield: Hardline Five Days Before Release; 10-Hour Trial Will Be Available

on February 26, 2015 10:53 AM

Despite the cold weather in the early months of the year, Battlefield: Hardline will turn up the heat next month and for those that happen to be members of the EA Access subscription program, you can hope into the cops and robbers shootouts a little bit earlier.

Over on the official webpage for Battlefield, EA and developer Visceral Games announced that Battlefield: Hardline will be made available through the EA Access subscription service, where users can pay a premium fee to access a backlog of free EA-published titles, and gain early access to upcoming and new releases.

For Battlefield: Hardline, members of the service will be given access to the title five days prior to its release, with EA Access members able to jump into the game starting on March 12th, 2015 (the full game releases on March 17th). During the five-day period prior to the game’s full release, users in the EA Access program will be given a 10-hour trial to play Hardline, with a few restrictions: users in the game will be given the full suite of multiplayer content including maps and modes, but single-player content will be limited to the prologue and first chapter of the game’s story campaign.

All progress from accessing the early version of the game through EA Access will carry over to full game during its launch on March 17th – users on Xbox One will be able to purchase the game at a 10% discount, marking the price down to $53.99 from its full $59.99 price tag.

Battlefield: Hardline will release for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC on March 17th, 2015 – the game will be made available through the EA Access program on Xbox One starting March 12th, 2015.

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