'Need for Speed' news: EA Access to title for Xbox One players for limited time on Oct. 29


“Need for Speed” is coming at an earlier time, at least for some Xbox One players. 

The game itself will be released on Nov. 3 across all platforms except for the PC version, but Xbox One players who have an active EA Access subscription will be able to get a hold of the game early, on Oct. 29, for a limited time only. 

Game publisher Electronic Arts announced that it will be offering the “full reboot” of the popular racing franchise. “Need for Speed” will be available for subscribed Xbox One players for a span of 10 hours, as detailed on the EA Access Twitter account. 

Players who will be trying out the game for free through this method can pick up on their progress once they buy the copy upon release. 

EA Access, a premium service from Electronic Arts for Xbox One players, gives its subscribers the chance to experience new titles for the console way ahead of their official release dates. For a fee of $4.99 a month, players also get access to The Vault, an ever expanding collection of EA’s best Xbox One games. 

Being an EA Access subscriber also entitles the players to a 10 percent discount on all EA-related digital purchases including purchase of full games, DLC packs, pre-orders, and the like. 

Ghost Games, developer of the upcoming reboot of “Need for Speed,” recently revealed the full list of the cars that can be used in the game. Popular car manufacturers dominate the car list such as Chevrolet, BMW, Ferrari, Dodge, Toyota, Porsche, Ford, Lamborghini, and NISSAN, among others. 

In other news, the PC version of “Need for Speed” will be delayed to a spring 2016 release. This is so that the developers can deliver an unlocked frame rate for the PC version of the game. However, the original release date for the console version will remain the same. 

Conversely, PC players won’t be left behind that much, as all updates from the launch of the console version up to day one of the PC version will be available for PC players as they get their copy of the game. 

“Need for Speed” will be released on Nov. 3 in North America and Nov. 5 worldwide.