Electronic Arts has confirmed that the pre-release trial for Unravel will only grant access to the first two levels of the game. The restriction will be imposed on trials for its upcoming platformer acquired via EA Access for the Xbox One, or its newly established counterpart on PC, Origin Access.
As a part of these services, the publisher offers 10 hour trials for all its upcoming games ahead of the title’s official release. While this will be honored with Unravel, only the first two stages will be accessible before a purchase of the full game is required. The ‘Play First Trial’ for Unravel be available from February 4th as a member of EA Access or Origin Access, before its public release five days later. If upgrading from the trial, EA has clarified that progress will transfer over to the full game.
The content accessible in the trial will most likely be justified by the estimated completion time, which is expected to fall short of the ten hour mark. This isn’t the first time that titles have been cut back during their trial period, such a Battlefield: Hardline, which has its single-player campaign restricted to the first mission.
EA Access is available on Xbox One for $4.99 per month, or an annual payment of $29.99. Most recently Electronic Arts rolled out Origin Access; a similar service for PC via its distribution platform Origin, costing the same monthly fee. Both services provide access to pre-release game trials, discounts and full versions of select Electronic Arts titles. The list of games offered as a part of the program is updated frequently and varies between the Xbox One and PC versions of the service.