PSA: Remember to close Mass Effect: Andromeda to avoid wasting your trial time

The trial period for one of the year's most anticipated games, Mass Effect: Andromeda, recently kicked off for EA Access and Origin Access members to much fanfare. As is usual with EA trials, this one gives players 10 hours of play time before the it ends. That's all good, and should be plenty of time to take in first impressions, unless you forget to do one crucial thing: close the game.

It seems fairly obvious, but given the way the Xbox One dashboard works, it would be easy to forget actually make sure the game is no longer running in the background after popping back to the dashboard after a long gaming session. If you forget to close up shop, the trial timer will continue ticking and you'll lose out on those precious hours of game time before you know it.

So, remember: if you're currently enjoying some Mass Effect: Andromeda through EA Access, fully quit the game when you put the controller down to avoid wasting trial time. Thankfully, if you decide to pick up the full game once it launches, your saves and any achievements you earned will carry over just fine.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl