EA switched things up this year and in lieu of having a traditional conference at E3 they opted to have a separate event called EA Play. Half streamed from London and the other half from Los Angeles the conference ran about an hour and was chocked full of new games and trailers. For those who missed it or want a detailed list of the announcements, this article is for you, enjoy!
Titanfall 2 Release Date and Single-player Campaign Confirmed
Titanfall 2 is the hotly anticipated sequel to 2013’s critically acclaimed, albeit underperforming, first-person shooter. Vince Zampella, CEO of Respawn Entertainment, took to the stage to announce that Titanfall 2 will have a single-player campaign and will be launching on Xbox One, PS4 and PC on October 28th, 2016. Check out the trailers!
Some Sports Nonsense
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Mass Effect Andromeda story details
Aaryn Flynn, General Manager of Bioware, told us more about their stunning sci-fi RPG. The game takes place after the events of Mass Effect 3. You are on a mission to save humanity once again, this time by leaving the Milky Way and traveling to the nearest galaxy Andromeda. There you will encounter new species, planets, technologies and hopefully find a new home for humans. “This is a galaxy where you are the alien” Flynn said, making it seem like this new galaxy will alienate the humans whereas humans alienated everyone else in the original Mass Effect trilogy. Mass Effect Andromeda is set to release in Q1 2017 so, for now, check out the new trailer below!
EA Originals program announced, first project titled Fe
After the success EA had last year teaming up with Coldwood Studios to publish Unravel EA has decided to go all in on the indie game front. They announced a new program called EA Originals which will give small games from small studios a further reach through EA.
“We are committed to working with small developers, finding great new games and giving all of you a chance to discover their magic.”- Patrick Söderlund, Executive VP of EA
The first EA Original is Fe, an adorable third person exploration game from Zoink Games in Sweden. In Fe players awake as a small cub in the forest, separated from their kind. By using sounds and songs you can communicate with the forest to try and find a way out. But you have to look out for the silence, an evil force seeking to eliminate all of the music and sounds the forest makes. Check out the reveal trailer for Fe below.
SO MANY STAR WARS GAMES!
Jade Raymond, VP and GM of Visceral Games, took to the stage to talk about all of the Star Wars projects that EA is working on. From current titles like Galaxy of Heros, The Old Republic and last year’s lackluster Battlefront to future Star Wars titles from creative director Amy Henning, Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment and Visceral Games. Needless to say, there are plenty of Star Wars games coming out in all different genres to cater to the many different Star Wars fans. We also got a first glimpse at Amy Henning’s Star Wars game!
Battlefield 1 new information and trailer
GM of Dice Stockholm Patrick Bach revealed a whole bunch of never before seen Battlefield 1 footage. For those who don’t know, Battlefield 1 takes EA’s award-winning competitive first-person shooter back to World War 1. The new trailer showed us dogfights, tank battles, flamethrowers and other awesome WW1 weaponry and settings all running gloriously on EA’s frostbite engine. Battlefield 1 will launch on Xbox One, PS4 and PC on October 21, 2016. Check out the new trailer!
That’s a wrap! What did you think of EA’s first conference outside of E3? What were your favourite announcements? Let us know in the comments below!