We're looking for new writers to join us!

Battlefield V tiered release favors Origin Subscribers and PC/Xbox owners

by: Dan -
More On: Battlefield V

Maybe I am late to the party, but it seems like EA is trying a new way to deliver their titles on PC, Xbox and PS4 with the upcoming release of Battlefield V.  Based on the graphic below, you can access the game much earlier than the Nov 20th official release by paying extra for EA Access Premier PC (11/9 - Full Game), EA Access Basic PC (11/9 - 10 Hour Trial), EA Access Xbox One (11/9 - 10 hour trial), Deluxe Edition All Platforms (11/15 - Full Game) or Standard Edition All Platforms (11/20 - Full Game).  The big loser here is PlayStation 4 owners, who are basically SoL unless they purchase the Deluxe Edition so they can get in on 11/15. 

I am torn on this, as I get it that EA is technically rewarding their subscriber base with early access to Battlefield V, but I also see this as a bit of a slap in the face to those that have been loyal to the game over the years by forcing them to subscribe to EA Origins for console or spend the extra $20 for the deluxe version to get in a week earlier than the standard version purchasers.  As for the PC players, the diff in price is $10 per month or $70 for the year between Premiere and Basic EA Origin Access, so quite a huge financial commitment to get the full game early vs just a 10-hour trial and access to 6 additional titles.

In case you were wondering (as I was), all of the 10-hour trials are the full game, so your progress does carry forward per the FAQ.