Electronic Arts are set to release their stunning parkour platformers Mirrors Edge and Mirrors Edge Catalyst for free to all Xbox One owners out there that own a subscription to EA Access. While over on the PC market, Origin Access also has the games included free with their subscription service. For those of you who have not played or even heard about these games before, here is a quick rundown of what you need to know.
In a large Utopian City where all communications and media are monitored by the oppressive City Regime. The protagonist, Faith, works as a “Runner”, a group of couriers who carry sensitive information by jumping across rooftops and through buildings to quickly escape the City Protection Force, in their attempts to help bring down the Totalitarian Government that rules over the lives of its citizens
Faith is controlled from a first-person perspective, with cutting edge platforming mechanics that helped to standardise the three-dimensional platforming genre. Check out this trailer for Mirrors Edge Catalyst to see what you are missing.
There’s a ton of other games included in the service, including the just added Mass Effect 2 and 3, newly backward compatible with the Xbox One, as part of the pre-existing vault. Star Wars: Battlefront is also expected to join the service very soon too.
The bad news for PS4 owners is that Sony rejected the EA Access service back in July of 2014, claiming, “We evaluated the EA Access subscription offering and decided that it does not bring the kind of value PlayStation customers have come to expect.” So, if you are a Sony player and Electronic Arts fanatic, you might need to find another way to get your fix.