A Recap Of EA’s E3 2016 Event
Electronic Arts promised a great big show and definitely kept a promise at their E3 2016 press conference with a variety of huge announcements on its big AAA franchises like Mass Effect, Battlefield, Titanfall, and plenty more. The company also revealed several interesting smaller-scale games and key news on its EA Sports franchises. Let’s dive in and see what we have in store for you
1.TITANFALL 2 :-
EA opened its show by revealing the first screenshots and a multiplayer trailer for Titanfall 2. It will be released on October 28th for PS4, Xbox One, and PC and will feature both a single player and a multiplayer mode. In single player, Titanfall 2 will deliver a crafted experience that explores the unique bond between man and his machine companion. Unlike the first game in the series, Titanfall 2 is playable offline and the single player campaign in Titanfall 2 will let fans step out onto the Frontier as a Militia rifleman, Jack Cooper, with aspirations of becoming an elite Pilot. Here is an intro and some screenshots and both trailers to put your curiosity to rest.
“Stranded behind enemy lines and facing overwhelming odds, players must team up with a veteran Titan to uphold a mission they were never meant to carry out. In multiplayer, Respawn is continuing to evolve their best-in-class gameplay to provide a more robust experience that delivers expanded depth and variety that includes six new Titans, deeper Pilot abilities, more customisation options, and a robust progression system that is sure to satisfy fans.”
2. Madden NFL 17 :-
In addition to announcing an all-new commentary team, EA also showed off EA Sports stalwart Madden NFL. EA’s Chief Competition Officer Peter Moore also gave details on Madden’s expanded eSports emphasis. Four global “EA Majors” will award more than $1 million in prize money this year, and smaller-scale Challenger Events and Premiere Events will allow gamers of all skill levels to get involved. Play The Moment is just the latest addition to a mode that is already known for its customization depth. That includes full player editing, rating tweaks, contract adjustments, and time with a practice squad. If you’re pressed for time, you can set Play The Moment to only offensive or defensive plays. And this doesn’t come at the expense of the management appeal of Franchise Mode.
3. Mass Effect Andromeda :-
EA didn’t have much to say about BioWare’s new game but did promise we would get more details later this fall. Bioware General Manager Aaryn Flynn reiterated that this was a game all about exploring never-before-seen star systems, stating that “This is a galaxy where you are alien.” The new trailer for Mass Effect: Andromeda, showcasing the first in-engine footage from it shows exciting new story and gameplay. Like most of EA’s games, this new Mass Effect game will be powered by the Frostbite 3 Engine. Mass Effect: Andromeda is coming to the PS4, Xbox One, and PC in early 2017.
A new behind-the-scenes video revealed a variety of new aliens, and potentially a version of the game’s heroine:
4. FIFA 17 :-
EA’s major new innovation in FIFA 17 is its single-player campaign. Dubbed The Journey, the campaign follows an up-and-coming fictional soccer player named Alex Hunter. Players will make decisions about his personal life and will watch his fortunes rise or fall depending on how players manage to perform on the pitch. FIFA 17 is powered by Frostbite 3 Engine and promises to deliver authentic, true-to-life action, take players to new football worlds, and introduce fans to characters full of depth and emotion. EA also outlined its four major areas of gameplay emphasis for FIFA 17: a set piece rewrite, an “active intelligence system,” more options for physical play, and new attacking techniques. The game releases this September.
5. EA Originals’ Fe :-
At E3 2016 EA lifted the lid on its new indie publishing EA Originals label. Each year the company intends to partner and fund a handful of small game makers to bring their smaller projects to market. The EA Originals program expands the company’s publishing business with a focus on small, innovative teams, and it’s kicking off with a nature-focused game called Fe. It’s a stylish, polygonal 3D romp through an enchanted forest that appears to hide dark secrets. The title means “fairy” in Swedish, and the entire surreal project comes from Zoink in Gothenburg, Sweden. Zoink previously released the eccentric, neon-infused adventure game Stick it to the Man. Fe is described as “A game without words.” Playing as a lone cub in a dark forest, players will meet a variety of creatures, all which have their own “song.” Each song players learn will help players gain access to new areas of the forest.
6. Star Wars Update :-
EA’s partnership with Disney on Star Wars has been a hot property since last year’s excellent Star Wars Battlefront proved how great Star Wars games can be when done right. We found out that Battlefront is getting a sequel next year, and that Amy Hennig – the ex-creative genius behind the Uncharted series – is still working on a narrative focused Star Wars game with a dedicated team at Visceral. The company confirmed that Battlefront 2, in development at DICE in conjunction with Motive, will release in 2017. The company also confirmed the sequel would contain content from the new games.
7. Battlefield 1 :-
Electronic Arts and DICE have just released the official gameplay trailer for Battlefield 1. In addition, a live stream for Battlefield 1 will go live in a couple of minutes, featuring 64-player battles in this brand new Battlefield game. Battlefield 1 is powered by the Frostbite 3 Engine and looks absolutely beautiful. One major point of emphasis for EA is Battlefield 1’s more dynamic battles. Dynamic destruction is still present, and weather can change unpredictably. According to EA, a map might play very differently during a bright day, heavy fog, or rain. EA also noted that “behemoth” vehicles including an airship, armored train, and battleship can all be piloted. Enjoy the trailer and a few official screenshots. Battlefield 1 will be available October 21 worldwide.
What did you think about EA’s press conference? What as you most hyped? Let us know in the comments below and stay tuned for more event recaps of E3 2016.