Early Access is a peculiar idea. Gamers pay to test and work out the kinks in games prior to their official release. We’re paying to play unfinished games, which is weird given that many AAA developers have QA testers that get paid to do just that. And yet here we are with plenty of gamers spending money to test out betas and alphas of a game. The practice was frowned upon by many after some companies abused the idea to grab a quick buck, yet Early Access has done a lot to turn itself around, namely increasing the quality of these games and the overall mentality behind it. Some Early Access games even rise from the standard and turn out to be excellent.