Origin Access, the PC version of the popular EA Access on Xbox Live Marketplace, will limit players to just the first two levels and 10 hours of gameplay during the pre-release launch of Unravel.
For most games, subscribers get unlimited access to a game five days before its actual release in a "try-before-you-buy" feature. The benefit of this feature is that all progress carries on to when the player actually purchases the game on launch. A handy side-effect is that the game is already fully installed and ready to unlock as well.
However, it's understandable that a short indie game like Unravel would have limitations placed on it, since it would probably be easy to complete the entire game in five days, giving the player no reason to purchase the game at all. As with all EA/Origin Access titles, players will get a 10% discount off their purchase of Unravel.
Electronic Arts also released a new video showing how to create a Yarny doll from scratch. Yarny, of course, is the protagonist of the game, a sentient ball of yarn. According to the game's producer Martin Sahlin, he represents love, and that the character unravels as they travel away from what they love.