Mass Effect: Andromeda will soon be free to play through EA and Origin Access

Matt Sayer 12 October 2017


Subscribers will be able to explore the galaxy as much as they want without limits.

EA has laid out the goodies coming to its twin subscription services EA Access and Origin Access today, and most notable among them is the addition of sci-fi RPG Mass Effect: Andromeda to the vault of free games.

At some stage between now and the end of the year, EA will be adding the space-faring game to the collection of titles EA Access and Origin Access subscribers can play for free without limits. While we weren’t completely blown away by Andromeda when we reviewed it, developer BioWare has rolled out numerous patches over the last several months, improving the more serious technical issues we encountered.

Along with Andromeda joining the vault of free games, EA will be giving subscribers early access to Star Wars Battlefront II and Need for Speed Payback with the Play First trial feature, allowing you to play up to 10 hours of each game prior to their release.

Last of all, a Play First trial for The Sims 4 will be hitting EA Access for Xbox One subscribers, along with the addition of the grim survival horror game Dead Space 3 to the EA Access free game vault.

For those unfamiliar with EA Access and Origin Access, both are subscription services that get you access to a collection of EA and EA partner games you can play for free at any time, along with early access trials of upcoming EA games. EA Access is the name for the service on Xbox One, while Origin Access is the name of the PC version of the service.

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