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Star Wars Battlefront might be PS4 branded but it's coming to Xbox One first

Update: Star Wars Battlefront will hit Xbox One on November 12 via EA Access, five days before its standard November 17 release date.

Original story: So despite Sony being all about the Force at E3 and all gameplay being shown off on PS4, Star Wars Battlefront seems to be coming to Xbox One via EA Access first. We reported back in April when Xbox's Aaron Greenberg tweeted that Xbox One players would have Star Wars Battlefront early and now Phil Spencer has apparently confirmed this is the case.

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This is somewhat surprising given PlayStation's obvious presence at Star Wars E3 showing. (Image via Bravointel's Twitter)

There's also Sony branding clearly labelled at the start of every trailer and it was reported by BravoIntel back in June that PS4 was the 'lead platform' for Star Wars Battlefront. We've asked for an official comment from EA on this matter.

There's no news yet as to how much will be playable via EA's paid Early Access subscription but given that Battlefield Hardline had ten hours of exclusive gameplay pre release, there's the potential for some serious bragging rights over PS4 owners. Just remember where anger leads, folks.

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Louise Blain is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in gaming, technology, and entertainment. She is the presenter of BBC Radio 3’s monthly Sound of Gaming show and has a weekly consumer tech slot on BBC Radio Scotland. She can also be found on BBC Radio 4, BBC Five Live, Netflix UK's YouTube Channel, and on The Evolution of Horror podcast. As well as her work on GamesRadar, Louise writes for NME, T3, and TechRadar. When she’s not working, you can probably find her watching horror movies or playing an Assassin’s Creed game and getting distracted by Photo Mode.