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For the first time in ten years, Madden won't be getting a free demo

Early access reserved for subscribers to EA's new Xbox One exclusive service.

Madden NFL 15, the latest in EA's long line of American football games, won't be getting a free demo, with early access reserved for those who have signed up for the publisher's recently launched, Xbox One exclusive Access service.

It breaks a tradition going back some ten years whereby a demo for the game would be released two weeks prior to the launch. EA Access offers early access to games such as Madden 15, Dragon Age: Inquisition and FIFA 15. We've asked EA to confirm whether the demo for this year's FIFA title will also be reserved for EA Access subscribers.

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"The difficult decision not to do a demo for Madden was strictly a result of the team's commitment to deliver the highest quality game possible," EA said in a statement provided to IGN. "We chose to put 100% of our development resources toward the full game."

EA Access launched yesterday on Xbox One, offering games such as Battlefield 4, FIFA 14 and Peggle 2 on tap, with early access promised to other forthcoming games - all for £3.99 a month, or £19.99 for a year.

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