Play Mirror's Edge Catalyst 5 days early with EA Access

Mirror's Edge Catalyst (opens in new tab) won't be officially released until June 7, but EA Access subscribers can go for a nice long freerun with Faith five days earlier. The Origin Access (opens in new tab) site (which is the PC equivalent of the Xbox-One-exclusive EA Access program) reveals that members will get to start a Play First Trial beginning on June 2, allowing for six hours of play.

That's actually a little bit less time than the 10-hour Play First Trials for Need for Speed (opens in new tab) and Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 (opens in new tab). It sounds like Mirror's Edge Catalyst is more single-player campaign focused than either of those games, so it makes sense that EA wouldn't want players burning through too much of it before they actually buy the game. Like all of EA Access' free trials, your progress will carry over if and when you choose to purchase the full version.

Speaking of early releases, Mirror's Edge Catalyst would be coming out tomorrow if EA hadn't delayed it by two weeks to address player feedback (opens in new tab). At least you can listen to the new theme song by CHVRCHES (opens in new tab) while you wait to get started on Faith's origin story.

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