Following a leak earlier this morning, EA opened the show with a Titanfall showcase. The game will be getting a single-player campaign in addition to a significantly updated multiplayer mode with trailers shown for both. The multiplayer with feature 6 new titans, refined pilot gameplay and a new and deeper progression system.
Players will also be able to sign up for a technical test pre-release at Titanfall.com. Titanfall 2 will be released on October 28th for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Trailers were shown of FIFA 17, now with a story mode following the ascension of a scouted rookie to stardom, complete with cutscenes, a scripted story and voiced characters. Gameplay was also shown. Check out the trailers below. You can pick up the game September 29th, on both last-gen and new-gen consoles.
Madden 17 – Growing commitment to e-sports
EA demonstrated a growing commitment to e-sports surrounding both its Madden and FIFA properties. Tiered tournaments seem to be of increasing interest to EA and was spoken about alongside a new trailer for Madden 17, to be released August 23rd.
Little was said in regard to Andromeda other than it is set in a far flung galaxy where you are the alien and it will feature a cast of new characters. Some new footage was shown off in a behind-the-scenes video. The game was given a Q1 2017 release window, but consider me skeptical they’ll hit that date. We’ve not seen much of the game yet.
EA announced an initiative to aid small, independent developers across all facets of game development, from development all the way through to publishing. The initiative, which aims to see all profits returned to the hands of indie developers, is called EA Originals.
On the back of the success of Unravel from Coldwood Interactive, EA announced the first game in their Originals line-up. From Zoink Studios of Gothenburg, Sweden, here’s the debut trailer for Fe.
Star Wars – Visceral, DICE, Motive, Bioware, and Capital working on new titles
So exciting prospects here but we’re yet to see anything other than concepts at this stage. Another behind-the-scenes video was shown, travelling to each studio to hear them talk about their concepts rather than showing them. Slightly disappointing I know.
It was however revealed that the newly launched Motive Studios, led by Jade Raymond, is working in collaboration with DICE to develop the next Battlefront game. It is expected to release at some stage next year.