Mass Effect: Andromeda 10-Hour Trial Coming A Week Before Launch, But Not For Everyone

A-c-c-e-s-s, that’s the way you spell Access.

EA Access subscribers will get to play Mass Effect: Andromeda early on March 16 with a 10 hour trial, the publisher has announced.

The offer is also available to subscribers of Origin Access, EA’s PC equivalent to the Xbox One-exclusive EA Access. Progress will carry over from the trial to the full game when it launches on March 21 (March 23 in Europe), according to the game’s official Twitter account.

PS4 players will seemingly not get to play the 10-hour trial, though an upcoming multiplayer beta offers a glimmer of hope–the beta’s platforms have not yet been confirmed. Developer BioWare confirmed that Andromeda would have a multiplayer mode in November 2016. You can sign up for a chance to take part in the pre-release play period here on BioWare’s website.

EA Access is the publisher’s subscription service. It includes similar early access trials for many EA games, discounts on EA purchases, and a number of free EA games. Battlefield 3 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2 were recently added to the instant game collection. Check out all the EA/Origin Access Free Games here.

In other Mass Effect news, BioWare has confirmed that Andromeda will not have a season pass. There is likely to be DLC for the game, but it remains to be seen how it will be released. BioWare has said it is plans to discuss specifics at a later date.

Andromeda launches on March 21 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. For more on the sci-fi adventure, check out all of GameSpot’s previous coverage here.

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