Dragon Age Inquisition

Dragon Age: Inquisition has gone gold as BioWare prepares for its full force return to the gaming world. Who knows how many gamers might get lucky if any of those physical discs just happen to “fall off the truck?”

However, there is a way to break street date, and it doesn’t require doing anything illegal. EA Access is allowing subscribers to play the game on Nov. 13, a full five days before the Nov. 18 public release. Of course, gamers will only be able to play for six total hours in that five day time frame, but that should be enough time to create a character and get a grasp of the game’s mechanics before other people get a chance to even try.

I have a feeling though I might be taking six hours just to make my character absolutely perfect. I’ve been playing a little D&D these days, and that’s just where my brain is.

Of course, this will only be available to Xbox One owners. The PlayStation 4 does not support EA Access, so the only way to snag the deal is to pick up an Xbox One and drop $29.99 a year on EA’s plan. Doesn’t seem like much, especially since the Xbox One is now $50 cheaper for the entire holiday season.

Does it sound like a good idea? I’ve never been one to worry about other people playing a game before me, especially nowadays that I have resolved to always wait for sales. However, EA Access also grants… access to other games from its past for free and provides a 10 percent discount on all games and DLC packs. If you play a lot of EA games, it sounds like it could easily pay itself off every year, and you get to play games early.


Dragon Age: Inquisition will be released publicly on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC on Nov. 18.