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Xbox One Pre-Order & Pre-Download Lands a Month Early with Madden NFL 15

Originally scheduled to roll out sometime in September, Microsoft has decided to launch Xbox One pre-order and pre-download almost a month ahead.

Following Phil Spencer’s original statement of Forza Horizon 2 and FIFA 15 being the first couple of games to utilize the said feature, it will now kick off with EA Sports’ Madden NFL 15 which is scheduled to release on Aug. 26 in North America and Aug. 29 in Europe.

The game’s page on Xbox Live Store reads that although the players will be able to download the game early, they won’t be able to play it before the release date:

Xbox one game expected to release on 8/26/2014. You may download the game from Xbox Live before then, but it will not be playable until 12:01am PDT / 3:01AM EDT on the release date.

It seems like Microsoft is getting eager to add features which are already accessible on its competitor’s console, PS4 which received the same update back in April, this year.

In related Madden NFL 15 news, EA has announced that EA Access program will allow its paid subscribers to access the upcoming Madden game for mere 6 hours. The news is definitely a letdown for players who were rooting to play the game to their full.