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E3 2018 : EA PLAY PRESS CONFERENCE RECAP!

by Arun Uppalapati
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EA kicked off E3 2018 with their EA Play Press Conference this morning, In Los Angeles. Let’s recap all the games they’ve announced this year starting off with the controversial Battlefield V.

Battlefield V :

After the controversial reveal of Battlefield V due to historical inaccuracies, a new Multiplayer reveal trailer was released during the conference, which you can watch below

Apart from the multiplayer reveal a Battle Royal mode was confirmed  to be in the game. Yay! more battle royal games right ? But we’re talking about battlefield here which is know for its massive multiplayer with 64 players and destructive environments, so it’ll be interesting to see how EA will handle the Battle Royal mode.

Release Date:  October 19 2018

Next off we have FIFA 19

FIFA 19 :

FIFA 19 has been revealed during the conference along with a trailer showcasing all the new features in the game. You can watch the reveal trailer below

FIFA 19 will also be available on the Nintendo’s new console the Switch along with Xbox one , PlayStation 4 and PC .

Along with the reveal, they announced that the full version of FIFA 18 will be free to play for a Limited amount of time.

Release Date: September 28 2018

Unravel 2 :

The Second installment to the critically acclaimed Unravel has been officially announced during the Conference and this time it has CO-OP! Most shocking thing is that the game is available starting TODAY! If you loved the first Unravel then what are you waiting for ? You can watch the Official Reveal Trailer below if you’re unsure!

Sea of Solitude :

Perhaps the most intriguing reveal of the today conference is Sea of Solitude, an indie game backed up my EA Originals is astounding to say the least right from its Atmosphere  to the soundtrack everything is too good. Here’s the official description of the game

When humans get too lonely, they turn into monsters. That’s what happened to Kay. But she’s not alone – this ocean is full of creatures just like her. Finding them may be the key to changing her back.

Sea of Solitude is an upcoming third-person exploration game from Jo-Mei Games. Join Kay as she navigates the waters of heartache, empathy, and hope.

Watch the official teaser trailer below:

Release Date : Early 2019

NBA LIVE 19 :

Next game in the EA Sports category is NBA LIVE 19. Official description reads..

Create your player and rise to legend-status by playing at the most respected courts all over the world, and by building your squad to challenge for global dominance in THE LEAGUE and THE STREETS. With gameplay innovation including Real Player Motion Tech and new ways to develop your player, NBA Live 19 is the most authentic and responsive experience in franchise history

The game also has female characters and the game is set to release on September 7 2018.

You can Watch the Official Reveal Trailer below:

 

Madden NFL 19 :

Last EA Sport game reveal today is Madden NFL 19, looks interesting.. not my cup of tea though, you can watch the official reveal trailer below if you’re interested.

Release Date : August 10 2018

Anthem :

Last but not least and the Most awaited game of all is EA’s Anthem which was unveiled quite a long time back. EA promised the game wont have any P2W aspects and loot boxes  which is a great thing, specially after what happened to Star Wars Battlefront 2 loot boxes and P2S aspects which ruined  an otherwise great game. Official Cinematic trailer below

They’ve also revealed alot of features of Anthem saying the Game is story driven even though it takes place in a Online Shared world. We’ll discuss all the new and Interesting features in a separate post dedicated to Anthem. Stay tuned!

Release date : 22nd February 2019

New Star Wars Battlefront II DLC – Clone Wars

New Star wars DLC announced in today’s conference include characters

  • General GrievousObi-Wan Kenobi
  • Count Dooku
  • Anakin Skywalker

are coming to Star Wars: Battlefront 2 in the coming months as the game explores Star Wars’ Clone Wars period. They are also adding  planet Geonosis to the game!

Respawn Entertainment’s Vince Zampella revealed that Respawn is working on a new Star wars game called  Jedi Fallen Order. which will be set between  Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Episode IV: A New Hope.

The Sims 4 Seasons : 

Add weather to your Sims’ lives to tell new stories, enjoy seasonal activities, and celebrate heartfelt holidays with The Sims 4 Seasons. Experience impactful weather, revel in seasonal activities, celebrate the holidays, and grow your gardening career. Official reveal trailer below.

Release Date : June 22, 2018

Those were the main attractions for the conference apart from this they’ve announced two Mobile games..

Command and Conquer: Rivals 

Official Description reads as follows:

Command & Conquer: Rivals is a thrilling, competitive experience built to define Real-Time Strategy for Mobile. Featuring intense, 1v1 real-time matches with rival commanders, you test your skills in combat in the War for Tiberium. Master the battlefield with continuous control of your forces, crush your rivals, and lead your army to victory.

Starting today, Android players can pre-register on Google Play to be notified when Command & Conquer: Rivals is available worldwide. By pre-registering, Android players in US and Canada may also be invited to the Command & Conquer: Rivals pre-alpha if you’re interested.

Release Date : TBA

Madden NFL Overdrive :

A Madden NFL game for mobile ? we’ve come along way!

Get ready for a new era of Madden on mobile, Madden NFL Overdrive. Available as a free* update on August 15, 2018, you’ll compete in real-time PvP, strategize with NFL Captains and Coaches, and experience the gridiron like never before with realistic physics, new animations, and broadcast-style presentation. Build the Ultimate Team, dominate your rivals, and experience football greatness.

Release Date : August 15 2018

That’s all that’s happened during this year’s EA play Conference. Keep checking our website for in-depth coverage of E3 goodness and lots more also follow us on Facebook, twitter and Instagram for instant tech and gaming news!

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