Check Out These EA Titles Just Announced For E3

One of the most exciting things for gamers everywhere is E3. And EA, one of the biggest companies at E3 has released their lineup for the annual conference. There have been some exciting titles announced.

 

Star Wars Battlefront 2 – Battlefront returns, this time with some of the newest characters in the Star Wars franchise. This time around there’s Rey, Darth Maul, and classics like Boba Fett and Luke Skywalker.

 

Madden 18 – Longshot – The Madden franchise is well known, to say the least. And this newest addition will add even more to that legacy. This time, instead of just a football game, it will be story driven and cinematic.

 

FIFA 18 – Play your favorite teams as you vie for the glory of a World Cup title. FIFA is well known as the best soccer game franchise. There is also a career mode, where you can follow a single player as he goes through his career.

 

Need for Speed Payback – Need for Speed is one of the best known, and most loved racing franchises. The games are on point, and beautiful, and this newest edition will be no different. From the exotic cars to the hot rods, the vehicles are as beautiful as they are impressive.

 

Anthem – A completely new game from BioWare, Anthem looks impressive. Do your best to survive in a post-apocalyptic world with your mech. It certainly looks to be an impressive new adventure.

 

A Way Out – A new indie game, with three modes, split-screen, co-op, or online. It looks to be a very unique experience as you view the narratives of two different characters side-by-side. Freedom is the goal of this game, and you may have to do some not so pleasant things to get it.

 

 

EA Announces 17 New Games at This Year’s E3

Electronic Arts was among the first companies to present its future offerings to fans and investors at this year’s E3. Here are some of the highlights from its presentation:

  • “Star Wars Battlefront II” will feature Rey, Darth Maul, Boba Fett, Luke Skywalker and other characters from both trilogies and the Disney-era films. The game will also feature a story mode that tells the story of an as-yet-unnamed female soldier affiliated with the villainous First Order; this character’s motivation will be a quest for revenge against the Resistance for its actions against the Empire.
  • “Madden 18” features a “Longshot” mode that will add a new, cinematic approach to football, complete with full motion capture technology. This game will use the Frostbite game engine that has been seen in titles like “Dragon Age: Inquisition” and “Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare.”
  • “FIFA 18” gains a single-player story mode that has players controlling the career of Alexander, a rookie player with aspirations of making it into one of the world’s greatest soccer clubs.
  • The “Need for Speed” franchise gains another installment in Need for Speed: Payback. A preview of the title’s gameplay focused on a pair of car thieves in the American southwest. The video highlighted the pair’s attempts to carjack a supercar being transported by a diesel truck and proceeded to emphasize the level of detail put into the destruction of various vehicles, culminating in the implication that criminal driving will be pursued not only by rival criminal games but also by aircraft. Need for Speed: Payback is set for a November release.
  • As an original IP instead of a sequel, “Anthem” seems to be a rarity among Electronic Arts. EA’s presentation of this new “Bioware” title revealed a futuristic post-apocalypse filled with mechanical exosuits and a civilization struggling to make it through each day within sprawling walled cities of metal. Much like Madden 18, Anthem will utilize the Frostbite engine.

 

 

Microsoft Boosts Power of New Xbox Before Reveal.

When Microsoft revealed “Project Scorpio” at last year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the system’s raw power was the focus. Microsoft publicized the next Xbox as the most powerful gaming console of all time. A good strategy since the original Xbox One was soundly criticized for how underwhelming its specs were compared to the PlayStation 4.

 

With “Project Scorpio,” Microsoft looks to change the public perception between the two consoles.

 

At E3 2016, all that was unveiled was that a new Xbox is indeed in development and that it would have six teraflops of computing power, two more than rival Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro.

 

In April 2016, Eurogamer released a series of articles detailing and analyzing the new Xbox. Eurogamer received an invitation to visit the Xbox team at the Microsoft campus. They were able to dive deep into the hardware and talk to the system’s engineers. They were impressed with the system and its potential for great looking games.

 

Eurogamer revealed that the next Xbox would come with twelve gigabytes of RAM, four more than PlayStation 4 Pro. However, not all of that RAM would be available for developers. Only eight gigabytes would be available to make games.

 

With the next Xbox revealed at E3 2017, Microsoft has doubled down on proving that Project Scorpio will be by far the most powerful game console of all time. Xbox VP Mike Ybarra went on Twitter to announce that Microsoft has made some tweaks to their system before launch.

 

Of the twelve gigabytes of RAM on the system, only eight could be used for games and the rest used for the operating system. Now, developers can use nine gigabytes, which is a substantial amount. That added power gives the next Xbox almost double the amount of memory than the base PlayStation 4 and even more than the base Xbox One.

 

With this move, the team at Xbox is making it clear they want Project Scorpio the best play to play third-party games.

 

Games and Companies Not Appearing at E3 2017

E3, or the Electronic Entertainment Expo, is typically the biggest and most anticipated annual video game event, for both fans and media members. At the event, countless developers, companies, and marketers invite media members and some fans to witness the industry’s cutting-edge breakthroughs in the form of live demos, small demonstrations, giveaways, and much more. As if this wasn’t enough, the largest video game companies in the world, including Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, Activision, Ubisoft, and many others normally hold their own largescale press conferences. E3 2017 is scheduled to begin on 13 June and end on 15 June.

 

 

Needless to say, there’re a lot of awesome developments prepared for fans at the show. However, there are also some super-desirable developments and updates that, for a number of reasons, simply won’t be revealed.

 

 

Let’s take a look at some video games and companies that’re unfortunately not going to make an appearance at E3 2017.

 

 

Nintendo

 

 

Calm down, video game fans—Nintendo will in fact be appearing at E3 2017! It’d be a travesty for the world-famous company to not update fans at the show, given the massive success of the Nintendo Switch. However, it has been confirmed that, likely because they just released the aforementioned console, Nintendo won’t hold a typical-length press conference—or even a typical-format press conference—at the event. More specifically, the company will have a “presence” at E3 2017, but won’t conduct a full-scale show like major competitors Sony and Microsoft will.

 

 

This is rough, but at the same time, Nintendo will likely have some exciting reveals for fans at the event.

 

 

Electronic Arts

 

 

Electronic Arts, or EA, is one of the most popular companies in the industry. Unfortunately (for E3 attendees!), EA will be hosting an “EA Play Event” prior to E3, in an effort to demonstrate its wide variety of works. Thus, while fans can expect EA news around the time of E3, the company won’t be holding a full-scale press conference at the event.

 

 

Death Stranding

 

 

Death Stranding, the mysterious upcoming title from Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima and Walking Dead star Norman Reedus, won’t be appearing at E3 either, unfortunately. While the game’s creators undoubtedly want to provide more info to fans, they’ve indicated their present desire to continue developing and then hold one large, surprising reveal.

 

 

Although these companies and this game won’t be appearing at E3 2017, there’s still a ton of tremendous news in-store for fans. Thanks for reading and enjoy the show!