Wednesday, 15 June 2016

EA E3 2016 Announcements

EA showed us a lot of stuff at their "near-E3" conference. And a lot of it has really gotten us excited here in the Asylum.

Titanfall 2

Respawn Entertainment's Titanfall 2 was shown, with single-player confirmed, exploring the bond between Pilot and Titan. Cool grappling hook abilities shown. Of course, multiplayer too. Here are both of the trailers shown at E3:




With the trailer showcasing some new abilities and maps, we certainly can't wait to play, and with the confirmation of a Multiplayer Beta, at least we won't have to wait till launch to try it out.

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Powered by Frostbite, Bioware promises this to be a bigger and better Mass Effect than ever before. 

"Alien life and civilizations. Worlds where adventure, danger and the unknown are waiting to be discovered."


It certainly looks beautiful, although we wish that we'd gotten to see maybe just a little more.

"A universe you'll lose yourself in."

FIFA 17

EA are using the Frostbite engine for Fifa this year, something that many have been a little confused about. Why do we need an engine that powerful for a football game? Well, it certainly does look great, and with a story mode known as The Journey, this year's Fifa is for sure different from previous years.

The Journey follows the fictional player Alex Hunter, as he progresses through the ranks within the Premier League.


This year's Fifa also, for the first time, includes managers, including the likes of José Mourinho.

I actually really like the look of this year's title, which is odd as I've never really been a fan of football games in the past, but the story mode really steals it for me.

EA Originals

EA is now partnering up with indie developers in order to bring more Indie games to the market. Supporting the developers financially, in order to introduce new developers and new games.


The first game announced is Fe, from a studio called Zoink, based in Gothenburg. My first instinct was that the game was about Iron, with Fe being the periodic symbol for it. However, it turns out that it's actually a game set within nature. You play as a small cub, who connects with the forest and other creatures through song.Very stylised, beautiful art style.

Battlefield 1

We got to see some amazing footage of the upcoming Battlefield 1, with an hour of gameplay shown after the conference, showing some of the biggest stars playing away. From Snoop Dogg, to Terry Crews, Zac Efron and Jamie Foxx, there were certainly a lot of famous fans, truly enjoying what was on offer.

We got to see the massive 64 player multiplayer, as well as some fantastic gameplay of a Zeppelin being shot out of the sky, and burning to the ground - and to make things even better, when the Zeppelin burns away, it's metal skeleton remains on the ground, adding more destruction and realism to an already super-realistic battlefield.


There's also a pretty sweet Collector's Edition of this game (shown prior to E3), which is quite expensive at £179.99. We were pretty hesitant about preordering it initially as we aren't normally fans of games like COD and Battlefield, but this game just looks beyond amazing, so now we've got our preorder in!

Star Wars

We also got to see how all of EA's Star Wars games are coming along. Currently, there are quite a few of them, all in development with Visceral, BioWare, Capital Games, Motive, Respawn and DICE, and we got to see some sneak peeks at these upcoming projects.


Safe to say, EA has lots of things in store for us all!

What did you like about EA's conference?
Let us know in the comments below!

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