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Xbox One Users Will Be Able To Play 'Star Wars: Battlefront' Before Everyone Else


Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA)'s "Star Wars: Battlefront" is one of the most anticipated game releases for this year, expected for late 2015. It appears that users of Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT)'s Xbox One will be the first ones to test-drive it.

According to a couple of tweets from Microsoft's Chief of Games Marketing Aaron Greenberg, the game will be launched early for Xbox One players via "EA Access," a subscription service that costs $5 a month. The title will be available for PC and Sony Corp (ADR) (NYSE: SNE)'s Playstation 4 players later this year.

The early release of "Star Wars: Battlefront" might provide Xbox One with a sales boost.

According to a GameSpot article, "Battlefield developer DICE first started working on Star Wars Battlefront in the first half of 2013. Details of the game remain a mystery, but a reveal trailer is due to air on Friday April 17 at 10:30 AM Pacific. A build of the game is also expected to be showcased at a Star Wars Celebration event this week in California. Those who attend ‘will have a chance to see gameplay behind closed doors during the show at our official booth along with a few other activities starting that Friday,’ according to EA."


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