EA E3 2018 conference live report
E3 is here! And EA’s kicking things off nice and early this year with its EA Play event, which is live from 7pm BST. What to expect? Well, you kind of know that already – there’ll be Anthem, Battlefield 5 and FIFA, the token indie game announce to try and convince everyone EA’s not totally evil and maybe a surprise or two. Maybe. Join us to watch it all unfurl tonight!
19:07 – Battlefield V will have a battle royal mode, no loot boxes or premium pass system.
19:12 – Currently FIFA 2019 is centerstage right now with new UEFA Champions modes coming to the game. FIFA 2018 will be getting a free trial of the upcoming World Cup content as celebratory lap of sorts.
19:16 – EA CEO Andrew Wilson currently talking Origin Access, and its new Premier service. The subscription service will allow gamers to access PC games from EA’s library, including new releases like the return of Madden to the PC. EA is also working on a new streaming service for games.
19:20 – Respawn’s Vince Zampella teases Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order. A pre-original trilogy game that releases holiday 2019.
19:22 – EA talking Battlefront 2, apologizing for their screwed up progression and loot box systems. Teasing the return of Extraction mode on Kessel for the Solo movie content season. The game will also get a new dogfighting hero-focused mode.
19:24 – Teasing Clone Wars content coming later this year. First mode set on Geonosis, new content will see the introduction of General Grievious and Kenobi. Count Dooku and Anakin will be tagging along too.
19:26 – Unravel 2, co-op is the main focus. Supposed to be more challenging and “playful”. It’s out now
19:36 – Sea of Solitude, from a small Berlin studio called Jo-Mei.
19:45 – Madden 19, pretty standard fair, it is the return to PC for the franchise, so that’s noteworthy.
19:49 – Command & Conquer mobile port, probably another micro-transaction cash-in, yawn.
20:03 – Anthem finally shows up, looking a lot like Destiny. The game releases on February 22.
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