Coinciding with the recent announcement that EA Access is now available to all Xbox One owners, EA revealed that it will not release a demo for the upcoming Madden NFL 15 (as it typically does for Madden every year). EA says this is because it chose to keep its focus on development of the game, rather than diverting resources to the creation of a demo. Given that EA Access offers early access to the company's games--Madden 15 being the first such game--it's going to be hard for fans to buy that excuse, and I can't blame them.
Chris Pereira: Was really excited for EA Access when it was first announced, and remain intrigued by parts of it. While Chris Pereira don't think anyone should be crazy about companies' attempts to take ownership out of our hands as consumers, this was positioned in an optional way.