EA Access is one of the best features to hit the gaming industry in recent years. Without it, I would never have realized what an awesome game Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare is. Seriously, if you haven’t played it – change that. You’ll be shocked at how good it is. Plus, it’s fun for all ages. My nephew can’t get enough of it.

The newest addition to the EA Vault is Battlefield Hardline. Feels like a quick turnaround from retail release to the EA Vault doesn’t it? Actually, it’s only a month or two quicker than Dragon Age: Inquisition.

The community could stand an infusion of new players. Looking at BFHstats shows just 6,000 Xbox One players for the 24-hour peak. Hardline isn’t a terrible game; it’s just not what Battlefield fans expected from a Battlefield game. Plus, Battlefield 4 continues to get massive updates which helps retain its player base.

If you’re looking for something to play for a few more weeks until Halo 5: Guardians comes out, give Battlefield Hardline a try. It’s not as good as Battlefield 4, but there’s plenty of fun to be had with cops/robbers focused game modes. You and a friend jump on Hotwire, grab a helicopter and get to work blasting the other team’s cars.

What’s next for EA Access?

Who’s ready for their early access for Star Wars: Battlefront? Yeah, I’ll eat through that (10 hours?) in a day or two. EA Access members can get their hands on Star Wars: Battlefront on November 12th (for a limited time).

On October 29th, we’ll get a chance to play Need for Speed early. Haven’t been keeping up with Need for Speed? Yeah, me neither. And we need to change that. The Need for Speed reboot is running on the same version of Frostbite Engine as Battlefront.

Here are a couple videos showing car customization and the different ways we will play.

Damn, the Frostbite Engine looks so good. After playing Battlefront and watching these Need for Speed videos, can you imagine how good Mass Effect: Andromeda is going to look?

When is Need for Speed coming out? November 3rd on PlayStation and Xbox One. Sorry PC owners, you won’t be taking incredible screenshots of Need for Speed until Spring 2016.

When I’m not playing Rocket League (best game ever), you can find me writing about all things games, space and more. You can reach me at alex@newsledge.com

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