EA have announced a new initiative coming to Origin. A Post on their website reads.
It’s Game Time! This is a brand new program on Origin: it’s free time with full games. Origin Game Time isn’t a demo, it’s the full game playable for free for as long as there’s time on your Game Time clock. And we’re kicking off Origin Game Time with a truly massive experience: Titanfall on PC.
The program seems to be experimenting with new forms that allow people to try the game before they buy it. They specifically made it clear that these are not demo’s but the actual game for a certain amount of time.
Titanfall will be the first game to try this new method. You will be given 48 hours of “game time” with it. The time will continue to count down when the game is first launched. All of your saved progress will be there if you decide to purchase the game after.
It is an interesting new approach that EA is taking. Traditional demo’s of games are a lot less prevalent than they used and this could be the way other companies handle it from now on. This could also be used as a way to get people back into Titanfall as a new influx of players will be joining.
If the program is a success I’m sure they will be adding more games to the list soon. EA as already said there’s more on the way soon.