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Is there an EA Play free trial? Absolutely – Here‘s everything you need to know

In one word: Yes! EA Play, EA‘s popular gaming subscription service, offers a free trial so you can experience it for yourself before committing.

As your gaming pal, I‘ve put together this guide to give you the full lowdown on the EA Play free trial. I‘ll walk you through how it works on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC, what games you can play, and everything else you need to know to take advantage of those free hours!

A Quick Primer: What is EA Play?

For anyone unfamiliar, EA Play (formerly EA Access and Origin Access) is a subscription service from gaming giant Electronic Arts that gives members access to tons of EA games for a monthly or annual fee.

Think of it like Netflix for EA games – you pay a subscription, then can download and play a huge library of titles as much as you want. It‘s available on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.

Beyond the games vault, EA Play members also get:

  • Early access trials of new releases
  • Discounts on EA digital purchases
  • Monthly rewards and special content

So it‘s a great value for anyone who enjoys EA series like FIFA, Madden, The Sims, Battlefield, Need for Speed, and more.

Breaking Down the EA Play Free Trial

Now, onto the free trial! Here are all the key details:

  • You get 10 hours of gameplay to try select new releases
  • Only one free trial is allowed per EA account
  • Trial progress carries over if you buy the full game
  • After 10 hours, you must subscribe to keep playing
  • Free trial is available on PlayStation, Xbox and PC

Essentially, it‘s a set 10 hour demo for upcoming EA games that lets you decide if the title is worth buying. You can experience the latest Madden, FIFA, or Battlefield before release and carry over your progress to the full game.

It‘s EA‘s way of giving you a taste of the service and new games before asking you to commit to a subscription. Pretty cool of them if you ask me!

Now let‘s get into the specifics of how it all works on each platform…

Accessing the EA Play Free Trial on PlayStation

PlayStation owners can get their 10 free hours of EA Play access by following these steps:

1. Download the EA Play app on your PS4 or PS5

You‘ll find the EA Play app on the PlayStation store – it‘s your gateway to the free trial and service.

2. Launch the app and select "Try EA Play" when prompted

This will bring you to the free trial signup and game selection screen.

3. Link your PSN account to your EA account

You‘ll need to connect the two to access the EA Play free trial. Just sign in with your EA account credentials.

4. Choose a game trial to download

Browse the selections and pick which new release you want to test out for 10 hours.

5. Start playing once the game is downloaded

After downloading your selected game trial, you can start playing immediately. The 10 hour timer begins as soon as you launch the game.

6. Monitor your remaining trial time in the game hub

Your remaining free play time will display in the game‘s hub menu. An on-screen warning will also show when you have 1 hour left.

7. Subscribe to EA Play if you want to keep playing

Once those 10 hours are up, you‘ll need to subscribe to EA Play to continue accessing the game. The monthly cost is $4.99 after the free trial ends.

And that‘s all it takes to experience EA‘s latest on PlayStation with the EA Play free trial! Enjoy those 10 free hours!

What New Games Can You Trial on PlayStation?

The selection of available game trials rotates frequently as new EA blockbusters launch. Recently, PlayStation owners could play these upcoming hits for 10 hours with the EA Play trial:

  • FIFA 23
  • Madden NFL 23
  • F1 22
  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
  • Need for Speed Unbound

EA Play usually grants early trial access about a week before release. So you get a nice head start on new adventures!

Can You Get the Free Trial on PS4 and PS5?

Yep, the EA Play free trial is available on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. So no matter which console you own, you can test out the latest Madden, FIFA, or Star Wars release for 10 hours.

PlayStation fans – don‘t let that free trial go to waste!

Xbox Owners Can Enjoy 10 Free Hours Too

Gamers on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S can also take EA Play for a spin with a 10 hour free trial. Just follow these steps:

1. Download the EA Play app on your Xbox console

You can find the EA Play app in the Xbox store. Grab it and get ready for that free trial!

2. Open the app and select "Try EA Play" when prompted

This will bring you to the account link and game trial selection screens. Time to pick your free game!

3. Link your Xbox Live account to your EA account

You‘ll need to connect the two accounts to verify your free trial eligibility.

4. Choose which game trial you want to download

Peruse the newest titles and select a 10 hour trial download.

5. Begin playing once the download completes

After downloading the trial, launch the game and start playing immediately. Your 10 hours starts counting down once the game boots up.

6. Check your remaining time in the EA Play app

Your trial countdown will display in the EA Play app. A warning will also show 1 hour before time expires.

7. Subscribe if you want to keep playing after 10 hours

When the trial ends, you can subscribe to EA Play for $4.99 monthly to maintain access to the game.

See? Xbox gamers can also enjoy EA‘s latest hits for a nice 10 hour trial run. Well worth checking out in my opinion!

What New Releases Can You Play for Free on Xbox?

As with PlayStation, the Xbox EA Play trial gives you early access to the hottest new EA titles. Recently, Xbox gamers could enjoy 10 free hours of these big games:

  • Madden NFL 23
  • FIFA 23
  • F1 22
  • It Takes Two
  • Need for Speed Unbound

Again, trials are usually offered about one week before the official launch. Perfect for trying before you buy!

Is the Free Trial Available on Both Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S?

You bet! No matter which Xbox console you own, you can take advantage of the 10 hour EA Play trial. Try the latest Madden, FIFA, Battlefield, or Need for Speed out for yourself on either Xbox One or Xbox Series X/S.

PC Gamers Can Test Games for 10 Hours Too

Gaming on PC? You‘re also covered for an EA Play free trial through Origin or Steam. Just follow these quick steps:

1. Download Origin or Steam on your PC

These are your gateways to EA games and the EA Play free trial offer.

2. Open Origin/Steam and find the EA Play free trial option

You‘ll see a prompt inviting you to try EA Play for free. Click or tap to get started.

3. Sign in with or link your EA account

Connect your EA account to begin the trial sign up process.

4. Select a game trial and install it

Browse the newest titles and choose a 10 hour trial to download.

5. Start playing once the game finishes installing!

After the quick install, launch the game and dive right into your 10 free hours.

6. Check your remaining trial time through Origin/Steam

You can monitor countdown status within the Origin or Steam apps.

7. Subscribe if you want to keep playing after the trial

EA Play costs $4.99 monthly on PC after the free trial period ends.

See? With just a few clicks, PC gamers can also try before they buy with EA Play game trials.

What Games Can You Play for Free on PC?

Recent and upcoming hits like these have offered 10 hour trials through EA Play on PC:

  • Star Wars: Squadrons
  • It Takes Two
  • Need for Speed Heat
  • F1 22
  • NHL 23

PC players get early access to the biggest new EA titles for a nice free demo. Try out that shiny new GPU!

What Happens When Your Free Trial Ends?

This is important – once you hit your 10 hour limit, the EA Play free trial ends.

At that point, you‘ll lose access to the trial game until:

A) You purchase the game separately

B) You subscribe to EA Play for continued access

An EA Play membership costs $4.99 monthly on consoles and PC after the trial.

If you do opt to subscribe, any progress from your trial carries over into the full version of the game. But you‘ve got to pony up that cash if you want more game time after 10 hours!

One Quick Trial Per Account

Also key to know – you can only access one free EA Play trial per EA account.

So if you already enjoyed a 10 hour trial on Xbox, you won‘t be eligible again for another free trial on PlayStation or PC.

EA enforces the one trial limit to prevent people from repeatedly creating accounts to play new titles for free. Pretty fair if you ask me.

Bottom line – take advantage of those 10 hours, but know you only get one trial!

What Games Can You Play During the Free Trial?

Now for the fun part – the games! EA Play trials give you access to the hottest new EA releases for a limited time.

While the selection evolves with new releases, here are examples of what you may be able to play, depending on your platform:

Sports Hits

  • Madden NFL 23
  • FIFA 23
  • NHL 23

Racing Action

  • Need for Speed Unbound
  • F1 22
  • Burnout Paradise Remastered

RPG Adventures

  • Dragon Age Inquisition
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
  • Mass Effect Legendary Edition

Shooter Thrills

  • Battlefield 1
  • Star Wars Battlefront II
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville

Co-Op Fun

  • It Takes Two
  • A Way Out
  • Unravel Two

And much more! Check the EA Play app on your platform to see the latest new game trials available.

What About the Full EA Play Library?

An important note – the free EA Play trial only gives you access to select new releases, not the full games vault.

The 100+ game catalog is reserved for paying EA Play members. So don‘t expect to also get free reign of the entire library during your 10 hour trial.

Think of it as extended demos for upcoming games rather than all-access. But getting to try new stuff before launch is still an awesome perk if you ask me!

Pro Tip: Cancel Before the Trial Ends to Avoid Charges

As I covered earlier, once your free trial ends you‘ll be prompted to subscribe to keep playing. This costs $4.99 per month.

So a pro tip is to cancel before your time expires if you don‘t want to pay.

Here‘s a quick recap on how to cancel:

On PlayStation:

  • Go to Settings > Account Management > PlayStation Subscriptions
  • Select EA Play > Cancel Subscription

On Xbox:

  • Open the EA Play app and go to My Collection > EA Play membership
  • Click "Cancel" and confirm

On PC:

  • Open Origin/Steam, go to EA Play, click your profile pic > Account and Billing Details
  • Select "Cancel Renewal"

Following these steps means you won‘t get charged once the trial is over. Thanks for the tip, future me!

Weighing In: Is EA Play Worth It?

In my opinion – yes, absolutely! But here‘s a quick rundown of why I feel an EA Play subscription is money well spent:

✅ Huge games vault: Play 100+ titles as much as you want

✅ Early release trials: Try new games first

✅ Discounts: Save 10% on EA digital purchases

✅ Monthly content: Exclusive challenges and rewards

At just $4.99 a month, that‘s a crazy amount of entertainment for your dollar. An unlimited buffet of EA gaming goodness!

But of course, use the free trial to decide for yourself if you agree that EA Play is worth the money month to month. That‘s what the trial is for!

The Bottom Line on EA Play Trials

Let me wrap this up with a quick recap of all the key facts on EA Play free trials:

  • 10 hours of gameplay for new releases
  • Available on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC
  • Only one trial per EA account allowed
  • Progress saves into full game if purchased
  • Cancel before it ends to avoid charges
  • Gives you a taste before committing to a subscription

So what are you waiting for? Go and dive into those free hours of amazing EA gaming! Just be sure to cancel ahead of time if you don‘t plan on subscribing after.

Hit me up with any other EA Play or free trial questions. For now though, game on!



Michael Reddy is a tech enthusiast, entertainment buff, and avid traveler who loves exploring Linux and sharing unique insights with readers.