Since launching back in 2014, EA Access has consistently offered 10 hour trials for new games to give players an extended demo before making a full purchase. For Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, that early/timed access trial will not be in place for good reason, EA wants to limit story spoilers.
Jedi Fallen Order is EA's first story-focused single-player Star Wars game, with no microtransactions or multiplayer elements in sight. In order to keep spoilers to a minimum ahead of release this week, EA is making the rare decision to not offer the trial and will instead give EA Access members some free cosmetic items:
We've opted not to have early/timed access (Play First Trial), in part to reduce the risk of spoilers. Instead, EA Access members get these exclusive cosmetics!https://t.co/UQ1ZKzOvnh pic.twitter.com/tRV7rQjnQb
— EA Access (@EAAccess) November 11, 2019
EA Access members will also still get 10% off the full game at launch should they want to purchase it digitally on Xbox One or PlayStation 4. Origin Access on PC has the same benefits, although the more expensive Origin Access Premier service will grant you access to the full game when it comes out, removing the need to buy it at all.
From what we've heard so far, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is going to end up being around 20 hours long, if not a bit longer. With that in mind, a 10-hour trial would have been like giving half the game away, while also allowing spoilers to go out ahead of reviews or retail availability. Depending on how the game opens, even a one hour trial could have led to some unfortunate spoilers.
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KitGuru Says: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is shaping up to be a really good game, although we won't see reviews until Thursday afternoon. Are many of you planning on picking this one up over the weekend?