EA fin­ished this year at E3 with some sur­pris­es and it was quite a show for them. Much bet­ter than the pre­vi­ous year. We learned of Bat­tle­field 1 con­tent, a brand new IP from BioWare, got more info on games like “A Way Out”, Mad­den 18, and Star Wars: Bat­tle­front 2

BioWare’s New IP: “Anthem”

That’s right, the nice peo­ple over at BioWare have final­ly revealed what they have been work­ing so hard on (prob­a­bly what caused Mass Effect: Androm­e­da to be such a train wreck). It is titled Anthem and is a brand new IP for the stu­dio. More will be told about the game dur­ing the Microsoft press con­fer­ence on Sun­day, but you can read more about Anthem and see a trail­er, here.

EA E3 2017 Press Round Up

Star Wars: Bat­tle­front 2

Star Wars: Bat­tle­front 2 did not get as much info as was expect­ed. This might have been due to the pre E3 leak of the Bat­tle­front 2 game­play. You can see a short game­play trail­er for Star Wars below, it shows off well known char­ac­ters and new ones like Chew­bac­ca, Yoda, and Kylo Ren.

 

The game will also have a sin­gle-play­er cam­paign where you play as a TIE fight­er pilot. Finn and Cap­tain Phas­ma will be part of a free DLC post launch.

EA E3 2017 Press Round Up

Bat­tle­field 1 Night Maps and Russ­ian Details

Although shoot­ers seem to los­ing their grip in the gam­ing indus­try, there are still plen­ty of gamers who enjoy Bat­tle­field 1. So it is no sur­prise EA would announce new maps and some DLC details dur­ing E3. This sum­mer, the title will be see­ing two new maps fea­tured dur­ing the night.

 

The impor­tant info was the expan­sion titled “In the Name of the Tsar.” It is a rather large DLC, adding 6 new maps, the Russ­ian Army, new weapons, new vehi­cles, and play­er pro­gres­sion through new assign­ments and spe­cial­iza­tion. In the Name of Tsar comes in Sep­tem­ber. 

Final­ly, EA announced they would be dis­cussing com­pet­i­tive Bat­tle­field 1 dur­ing Gamescom.

Mad­den 18 Get­ting A Sto­ry Mode

This will be the first time in 29-years the Mad­den fran­chise has ever had a sto­ry mode. It is designed to be a playable movie, accord­ing to the devs. 

Need for Speed Pay­back — Heist mode

EA showed the one of many clones that are Need for Speed. This has slight mod­i­fi­ca­tions, includ­ing heist mis­sions and a Rel­ic Sys­tem, which mod­ern­izes clas­sic cars for the game. You can see more on this game and a trail­er, here.

FIFA 18 On Nin­ten­do Switch

While FIFA 18 was pre­vi­ous­ly announced and we already knew it was com­ing to the Nin­ten­do Switch, Today at EA Play, they gave us some FIFA Switch spe­cif­ic Info.

One big change is that it will not being using The Frost­bite 2 engine or will it fea­ture Jour­ney 2 sto­ry mode. It will fea­ture all oth­er modes like, Ulti­mate Team, local sea­sons, career, online sea­sons, tour­na­ment, women’s inter­na­tion­al cup and all oth­er modes includ­ed in the stan­dard game.

EA con­firmed that FIFA 18 will run in 1080 while in docked mode and in 720p while in hand­held mode. They say the play­ers look more real­is­tic because of a new ren­der­ing sys­tem but I am not con­vinced. Below is the trail­er for FIFA 18 when it was announced.

A Way Out

Haze­light, a new stu­dio cre­at­ed by the writer/director of Broth­ers: A Tale of Two Sons, has come up with an inter­est­ing con­cept for its first game. Its called “A Way Out”, but this game is only played in co-op and you start by break­ing out of prison. See more on that here.