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E3: EA Press Conference Recap

Written by Jeff Patterson on Monday, June 10 2013 and posted in News with Benefits

E3: EA Press Conference Recap

EA Showcased many different games, look for trailers and more below.


Source: EA Press Conference

EA today talked about 11 of their upcoming games. Trailers and quick hit details/thoughts below.

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare announced with player units like the Garlic Drone, and enemies like a Disco Zombie. Adorable looking game that could be a fun 3rd person action game.

More talk about Titanfall (previously covered in the Microsoft Event's Games Recap), including the developers saying they didn't want to retread on a bunch of old ideas. So now they're making a sci-fi, squad-based, multiplayer shooter, so I don' t know that I'd necessarily call that innovative, but the game still looks like it could be great.

The briefest of announcements for Star Wars Battlefront in the form of a trailer used just to announce they were starting work on the game

Need for Speed Rivals demo featuring what they're calling 'All Drive' which attempts to make single-player/multiplayer/co-op features a more cohesive experience. This looks really neat, and featured a person on an iPad calling in a helicopter.

 

The director for the Need for Speed movie came out...and I'm just going to skip it, that movie will probably not be any good.

Aaryn Flynn from BioWare came out to talk about Dragon Age Inquisition with some screens and a trailer. Expect the game sometime in the fall of 2014.

Andrew Wilson, head of EA Sports came out to talk about all of the upcoming sports games for Xbox One and PS4. The theme for EA Sports was that all the sports games were unifying in using their new Ignite engine and each game was focusing on a particular feature or two of the sport. NBA Live 14 is focusing on dribbling (with bounceTek ball physics), Madden NFL 25 in footwork with True Step and improvements in offensive/defensive line play, FIFA with an improvement in player AI to read plays and for more realistic crowd/player reactions to plays, and Dana White focusing on threatening anyone who doesn't like the UFC oh wait, I mean focusing on AI with their MMAi system and realtime body damage in 'Full Body Deformation.'

Madden NFL 25

Fifa 14

EA Sports UFC

They had a very impressive looking Battlefield 4 demo with 64 players taking part in a multiplayer match in realtime on stage. This included a set piece where a skyscraper collapsed and every player in the building bailed and used a parachute to land safely away from the building shortly before it collapsed.

Finally they had a real crowd pleaser in announcing Mirror's Edge 2. Looked neat, and hopefully Faith (the protagonist) will never need to wield a gun.






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