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Electronic Arts E3 2018 Press Conference Live Stream & Highlights

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Everything EA announced at E3.

Electronic Arts will kick-off E3 2018 with their annual EA Play Press Conference.  The publisher is expected to further reveal Bioware’s Anthem, Battlefield V, EA Sports titles, and more from the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California.

The Press Conference will lead off a week of events from EA where they’ll be giving media and attendees hands-on access with some of their biggest upcoming games.

E3 2018 will be one of the first spots for Electronic Arts to show fans that they’ve turned a corner after a number of missteps in 2017.  Their handling of Star Wars: Battlefront 2 left a bad taste in the mouths of many fans, and it just so happens that DICE has another big shooter on deck for later this year with Battlefield V.  It’s also a make or break year for another big studio at EA.  Bioware’s Anthem showed promise when it was revealed at last year’s convention and will likely be one of EA’s biggest games at this year’s show as we hear more concrete details about it.

Tune in for Electronic Arts E3 2018 Live Stream to hear more about these games and any other surprises that the publisher has in store.  The conference begins on June 9th at 2PM ET.

Electronic Arts E3 2018 Highlights

Battlefield V

DICE developers took the stage to reveal Battlefield V Multiplayer where they showed in more detail some of the key aspects of the game, including movable weapons, customization features, and destruction.

DICE announces Battlefield V Battle Royale, but says that details won’t come until later.

FIFA

FIFA 18 World Cup Update.

EA held off on spilling all the details on FIFA 19, instead focused more on the free update for FIFA 18 and the upcoming World Cup.

EA Cloud Gaming

Tech demo for Cloud Gaming where players will be able to stream games.

Origin Access Premier

One membership gives access to all PC games.  This includes all new releases.

Madden Revealed to be coming to PC

Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order

Jedi Fallen Order revealed by Respawn Entertainment.  Playing as a Jedi, says it takes place during the dark times where the Jedi are being hunted.  The game will be set between Star Wars Episodes 3 and 4.  Vince Zampella says it’s a dark time in the universe.  Jedi Fallen Order will release holiday of 2019.

Star Wars Battlefront 2

DICE took the stage to announce their upcoming expansions for Star Wars Battlefront 2 while simultaneously addressing the bungled launch for the game.  They revealed that new content will continue to come for Battlefront 2 and that an upcoming expansion would be focused on the Clone Wars.

Unravel 2

Unravel 2 developers took the stage to reveal the game which will feature cooperative play.  Unique aspects of Unravel 2 allow players to play cooperative either with another human player or by themselves with a gameplay mechanic that allows you to pick up another character.  Players will work together, tethered by yarn and must work together to navigate the terrain.

Following the gameplay reveal, EA released the game instantly and is available now.

Sea of Solitude

Sea of Solitude is another game in the EA Originals series which picks an indie title to support.  Sea of Solitude comes from  a German studio and is self-described as an emotional journey that is slated to arrive in early-2019.

NBA Live 19

A trailer for NBA Live 19 was revealed that focused heavily on a mode called “The One”.  From the trailer it looks like NBA Live 19 will focus very heavily on Squads and player building.  The trailer also revealed that NBA Live 19 will release on September 7th.

Madden NFL 19

EA didn’t have much to say regarding Madden NFL 19 in terms of features or modes for this year’s game, but they did show the first trailer for the annual Football title.  The trailer did say that it was in game engine footage, but there wasn’t any real gameplay shown or details about the title.

Command & Conquer Rivals

A re-imagining of the real time strategy experience for mobile.  Game is coming to iOS and Android devices.  Those interested in checking out the mobile game can do starting today on the Google Play Store which is holding an Alpha Test for the game.

Anthem

As expected, Bioware’s Anthem was one of the big focal points for EA during their E3 Press Conference.  A new trailer for the game was released, as well as a developer interview that featured three developers from Bioware to address some of the questions about the game.

Bioware reiterated their focus on story within the multiplayer focused game.

It was revealed that Anthem would feature world changing events that change the game for everyone whether that’s in how the world looks or the lore.  Four classes are available to choose from these are the Ranger, Colossus, Interceptor, and the Storm.  These suit are called Javelins and they each give you a new way to play the game.  These suits are piloted by players who are called Freelancers.

Anthem Classes

Ranger – General suit for up close and personal combat.

Colossus – Heavier more specialized that carries strong weapons to devastate the battlefield.

Paint jobs and the actual geometry of a suit can be customized by the player.  Bioware also touched on monetization for Anthem.  There will be no loot boxes or ability to pay for gameplay enhancing items.  “Feels like it’s complete from the get go,” according to Mark Darrah.

Solo play will be more difficult than cooperative experience in Anthem.

The release date for Anthem was revealed.  The game will release on February 22nd, 2019.

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