EA counters Steam summer sale with free ‘Titanfall’ offer

The latest of Steam’s much-loved summer sales only went live a few hours ago, but digital download competitor Origin has already hit back with its own riposte. The EA-run service is offering you two days in which to play the recently released Titanfall for free, with a new scheme it calls “Game Time.” Players will be able to download the PC version of the mech-heavy first-person shooter this weekend for no charge. The first time they play the game it’ll start a 48-hour timer, at the end of which access will be revoked.

EA make it clear that players have access to the full game during this time, and their progress is saved in both multiplayer and singleplayer modes, should they choose to stump up the price for the full game. The scheme,…

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