EA has announced today that its tactical Knockout City online multiplayer title will be free for everyone to play for ten days during the game’s launch. The game has been created by the team behind Mario Kart: Live Circuit for the Nintendo Switch and will launch on 21st May 21 with cross-play and cross-progression across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Origin, Steam, Epic Games Store, and PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S through backwards compatibility.
“Remind your friends to set their alarm clocks for noon UTC on May 21 so the entire Crew is ready the moment Knockout City goes live. Block Party launches alongside the game and will run until May 30 at 12 p.m. (noon) UTC. For the entire length of Block Party, the full game will be free to everyone—no matter which platform you play on—so you can fight for dodgeball dominance as you Crew Up with friends, complete Crew Contracts, and unlock custom gear!
This isn’t some level-capped, red-tape teaser with gated access, either. You’ll have the full game at your disposal—which is good, because you’ll want to try out all the new Contracts, Playlists, and content we’re releasing at launch without worrying about hitting an invisible barrier.”
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