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Madden NFL 16 gets a 10-hour EA Access trial starting Aug. 20 (update)

EA Access subscribers will be able to play a full-game trial of Madden NFL 16 starting Aug. 20, five days before the game's public launch, publisher Electronic Arts announced today. Subscribers will be able to play for up to 10 hours during the five-day trial period.

It appears that EA has raised the EA Access trial length to 10 hours from six hours — Madden 16 will be the third consecutive title, following Battlefield Hardline and Rory McIlroy PGA Tour earlier this year, with a 10-hour trial. We've reached out to EA to ask if this is a permanent increase, and will update this article with any information we receive. (Five days has always been the length for the EA Access trial period itself.)

There's no word yet on whether EA will release a playable demo of Madden 16; we've also asked EA about that. The company confirmed last month that it will not put out a demo of NHL 16, which launches three weeks after Madden 16.

Madden NFL 16 launches Aug. 25 on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. For more, check out our recent hands-on preview.

Update: An EA representative told Polygon Aug. 4 that the company hasn't set any standards for EA Access trial time, saying, "Each game is different, so each game's trial will be too." However, the spokesperson did say that the trial period will always last for five days.

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