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Electronic Arts delivered its promise to EA Access members as the “Burnout Paradise Remastered” trial goes live. The racing game remake is scheduled to come out later this week.  ( Electronic Arts )

It is a good time to be an EA Access member as Electronic Arts adds Burnout Paradise Remastered to its Play First trial this March.

The racing game actually launches on March 16, but subscribers to the service can try out the game now. The pre-launch opportunity gives players full access to all game modes for a limited time only. Unfortunately, the service will only be available for Xbox One owners due to restrictions imposed by Sony against the subscription service offered by the title’s publisher.

Perks Of Being First

Unlike the free demos offered via each console’s marketplace, subscribers to the program enjoy some perks over the former. Most of the time, free trials include a small part of the game with a few options to try out. The latter allows players to enjoy all the features without restrictions.

Members of the service can play the arcade-style racing game in its entirety, albeit for a total of 10 hours only. It might seem short, yet progress can be carried over when the title launches later this week. In the meantime, the aforementioned bonus is only applicable once the game is purchased.

Reworking A Classic

Last month, fans of the racing game franchise got a surprise announcement from Criterion Games, the developer of the original version. Burnout Paradise Remastered follows a noticeable trend from publishers lately, which sees classic favorites getting the remake treatment.

EA Access members can check out everything the reworked title has to offer and even experience it in 4K at 60 frames per second on the Xbox One X (also featured on the PlayStation 4 Pro). On top of the base game, all the eight DLCs that came out during its original run will be included, such as the Party Pack, Burnout Bikes, Cops & Robbers, Big Surf Island, and other post-launch content.

The original version of the racer first came out in 2008 for both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. It was developed by Criterion Games and published by Electronic Arts and the first to introduce an open-world gameplay to the series.

Something A Little Extra

Thanks to EA Access for the Xbox One and Origin Access for the PC, players not only get to have an earlier chance to play upcoming games but also enjoy several titles from Electronic Art’s catalog. However, Sony’s decision to opt out of the service means that gamers on their platform won’t be able to take advantage of its benefits.

Furthermore, those who digitally purchase Burnout Paradise Remastered will receive an additional 10 percent discount alongside the other benefits. The game will retail for $39.99 and come out for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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