As we eagerly await the arrival of EA’s and Respawn Entertainment’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order this Friday on November 15, EA Access members would be forgiven for thinking they will get early access, just like for most of EA’s other games. However, the publisher has stated that in an effort to avoid spoilers, there will not be early access or the standard 10-hour trial period of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
In a tweet, EA reiterated their stance “in part to reduce the risk of spoilers. Instead, EA Access members get these exclusive cosmetics!”
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
This is definitely disappointing news for EA Access subscribers, who forked over their money for perks such as early access and trials. While it is understandable that spoilers are a real risk, surely there can be more done rather than just giving away token cosmetics on EA’s part. Even a 10-hour trial that limits players to one or two chapters would have placated subscribers more.
If you are interested in finding out more about Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, the trophy list has been revealed ahead of launch, giving players a glimpse of what to expect when they go on their adventures in space. The review embargo has also been revealed, and fans can find out what critics think of the game this Thursday, 9 PM PST.