Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has echoed Greenberg’s previous statement, saying in one of his own Twitter responses that Star Wars Battlefront will be playable first on Xbox One via EA Access.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) July 20, 2015
April 13, 2015
Star Wars fans on Xbox One will be able to play the upcoming next-gen shooter from developer DICE first, according to a games marketing leader at Microsoft. Responding to the excitement over Star Wars Battlefront‘s upcoming gameplay reveal on Twitter, Xbox Marketing Lead Aaron Greenberg told fans that they’ll be able to “play it first on Xbox One.”
This, of course, would be via EA Access, an Xbox One-exclusive digital subscription service that allows members to demo most EA games before release. Last month, early access to Battlefield Hardline was offered to subscribers 6 days before release for a total of 10 hours of play time.
This is likely to be the case for Star Wars Battlefront, though EA has yet to confirm any details publicly. We’ve reached out for word.
DICE and EA will unveil Star Wars Battlefront gameplay footage and details for the first time this Friday during the Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim, CA. A gameplay trailer will debut online during an EA-hosted panel starting at 10:30AM PST.
Star Wars Battlefront launches on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC later this year.