If you’ve been wanting a little sneak preview of Bioware’s space opera Mass Effect: Andromeda before the game’s official release on March 21, you’ll be in luck if you’re a subscriber to Electronic Arts’ EA/Origin Access!

Starting March 16, subscribers to the EA Access service on Xbox One and the Origin Access service on PC will gain access to a 10 hour First Play trial of Mass Effect: Andromeda. While 10 hours isn’t very long by RPG standards, it is more than enough time to get acquainted with the game’s story, characters, and mechanics so you’ll have a feel for the game before you actually purchase the full version and you will be able to use your save file in the full version as well. If you end up deciding to buy the full version of the game you can do so with a 10% discount on digital purchases directly from EA’s online store.

This trial will be available to anyone who is subscribed to the service on either platform, no matter how long you’ve been subscribed for. The trial will unlock for the Xbox One and PC simultaneously.

Unfortunately, due to the absence of the service on the PlayStation 4 players on Sony’s console will have to exercise some additional patience since they won’t be able to play the game until it’s officially released on all platforms.

Recently, Bioware released more details on the game’s multiplayer component which will be familiar to those who played the multiplayer in Mass Effect 3. A beta for the multiplayer is coming soon. Alternatively, you can go here to read up some more on Mass Effect: Andromeda‘s gameplay.

Electronic Arts also announced a few more titles that are to be added to the Vault at some point this year:

  • Dead Space Ignition
  • Madden NFL 17
  • Skate 3
  • Zuma’s Revenge

Are you going to try out the trial for Mass Effect: Andromeda? Are you looking forward to playing the full game? Let us know in the comment section below!

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I've been playing games since I was just barely able to walk, and I never really stopped playing them. When I'm not fulfilling my duties as senior staff writer and tech reviewer, I'm either working on music, producing one of two podcasts or doing freelance work.