Today, publisher EA announced that EA Access subscribers will get to play BioWare’s Mass Effect: Andromeda — via a 10 hour trial — a whole week early, on March 16, 2017.
The game doesn’t launch until March 21st in North America, and on March 23rd in Europe, but if you’re and EA Access subscriber on Xbox One, or an Origin Access subscriber on PC, you will at least get to play the game at least five days earlier.
As you would expect, progress will carry over from the trial to the full game, at least that’s what its official Twitter account claims:
@N7Follower All of your progress during ME:A Play First Trial will carry over when the game launches.
— Mass Effect (@masseffect) January 21, 2017
As you can see, PS4 players will miss out on the trial, as EA Access is exclusive to Xbox One, while Origin Access is only available on PC. For those that don’t know, this subscription service lets players try new EA published and developed games early (normally a week), as well as save 10 percent on EA digital purchases. Further, it grants access to the EA Vault, a collection of EA titles of the past.
Mass Effect Andromeda releases on PS4, Xbox One and PC on March 21st in North America and on March 23rd in Europe.
In timely and related news, the game recently got a new trailer featuring the game’s starship, the Tempest, and the game’s land vehicle, the Nomad. Additionally, BioWare also recently revealed that the game will not have a season pass.