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Star Wars Battlefront's free trial on EA Access: 10 hours with the whole game

Owen S. Good is a longtime veteran of video games writing, well known for his coverage of sports and racing games.

Subscribers to EA Access will be limited to 10 hours of play with Star Wars Battlefront during the game's sneak preview period beginning Nov. 12, but all parts of the full release will be available to try out.

Some previews in the past had limited the content available in the trial in addition to the time restriction, which also increased from six hours in the program's first year to 10 for the most recent titles. The clock runs while any part of the game is active — including menus, start screens, player customization or waiting for a match.

Those who have ordered the game over Xbox Live Marketplace will not have to re-download it once launch day arrives on Nov. 17. Star Wars Battlefront also will launch on PlayStation 4 and Windows PC.

EA Access launched in August 2014 and is available only for Xbox One owners. Subscriptions cost $4.99 a month or $29.99 per year, and include the five-day previews for new games, as well as a library of older titles free for subscribers to download. The latest game added to the vault is Battlefield: Hardline, the cops-and-robbers shooter that launched in March. Electronic Arts has promised that once a title is added to the EA Access Vault, it won't be removed.