Early access to Madden 15 starts today and we know two of the most important details about this early Madden 15 release date. Keep reading to find out what time you can download Madden 15 and how the six hour game limit works.
We finally know the EA Access Madden 15 release time and how you’ll use and save the limited six hours of gameplay you get with EA Access.
EA Access is a new subscription service on Xbox One that delivers an early Madden 15 release date and other benefits. Starting today subscribers can download the full Madden 15 Xbox One game and play it ahead of the official release.
The initial news that gamers could only play the EA Access Madden 15 release for six hours drove some gamers to complain vocally, but new details may make it more acceptable.
EA Access Madden 15 Release Time
At the end of the day yesterday EA Access finally shard the official early Madden 15 release time. You can start downloading Madden 15 for Xbox One early at 9 AM Pacific / Noon Eastern. The Madden 15 download will then roll out across the rest of the world throughout the day.
The Madden NFL 15 trial drops tomorrow morning for EA Access members, starting at 9am PT and rolls out across the globe throughout the day.
— EA Access (@EAAccess) August 20, 2014
Once the Madden 15 release time arrives for EA Access members expect a hefty download before you can play. If you have someone at home who can start the download for you, that would be a great idea.
The SmartGlass app now lets users buy games, so we’ll be checking to see if we can start the EA Access Madden 15 download from the SmartGlass app. It’s not clear if this is an option yet.
Madden 25 is a 12.52GB download on the Xbox One and since this is the full version of Madden 15 with a timer, expect something at least that big. Since this is the full game you may not need to download or install it again on the official Madden 15 release date next week.
EA Access Madden 15 Timer Details
The EA Access Madden 15 release is the full game, and you can start playing Madden Ultimate Team, the Gauntlet or just dive into a game to experience the new features right off the bat. Your progress will carry over to the actual Madden 15 release on August 26th, but you only have six hours to play Madden 15 early.
It’s true that you can download Madden 15 today for five days of early access to Madden 15, but there is a built in timer to limit how long you can play.
@KevF17 The timer starts once you load up the game.
— EA Access (@EAAccess) August 20, 2014
According to EA the timer starts as soon as you start the Madden 15 game from EA Access. It’s not clear if you will see a countdown anywhere, but there will hopefully be something to let gamers know how much longer they can play.
It is not a six hour session that you need to play straight through, but you will need to exit the Madden 15 app to stop the timer. If you are sitting in the Madden 15 menu and walk away for a few hours your trial could end without much actual play going on.
@DanteSparda504 The clock runs while the game is running. If you close the game to take a break, it'll pause and resume when you load again.
— EA Access (@EAAccess) August 21, 2014
The Madden 15 early release timer is not limited to actually playing games. Any time you have the game open and are in menus or building your madden 15 Ultimate Team the timer will keep going.
There is no Madden 15 demo, instead you’ll need to pay $5 a month or $30 a year to join EA Access if you want to play Madden 15 early.
If you are still looking for a Madden 15 pre-order you can head to Best Buy for an amazing Madden 15 deal that lets you trade in Madden 25 and get Madden 15 for $15 after trade, coupons and rewards. Watch the Madden 15 early gameplay below to get ready for the early Madden 15 release time on EA Access.
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