EA Play 2019: Everything Announced At The Pre-E3 Event (VIDEO)
E3 2019 is very much upon us and while Electronic Arts has opted to yet again open before the main proceedings, the company has nonetheless kept the spirit alive with their self-branded EA Play showcase. Sure, some years have been better (or worse) received than others, but one can’t argue the anticipation surrounding this year’s pre-E3 event; it teasing several admittedly straightforward reveals such as Respawn’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, a bevy of new Battlefield V content from DICE, as well as significant unveilings for two prominent EA Sports titles.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Star Wars fans have been itching to get a new single-player Star Wars game, with Titanfall developer Respawn seemingly answering the call with Jedi: Fallen Order. Having been teased for weeks, the new lore-canon experience showed off its first piece of gameplay at EA Play, the extended footage dazzling with emerging protagonist Cal Kestis (Cameron Monaghan) effectively lightsabering several of the Empire’s forces in half.
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order releases for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on November 15th.
Apex Legends – Season 2
Respawn ‘s battle royale shooter Apex Legends is set to get another round of content in the coming months, the studio additionally taking the EA Play occasion to lay out the game’s new season of goodies. Among the lovely array of new game modes and weapons, the atmosphere was effectively electrified with the reveal of Wattson as an all-new playable Legend; the character introduced with a fittingly heartstring-tugging video.
Apex Legends is free-to-play for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One. Season 2 arrives on July 2nd.
Battlefield V – Chapter 4 & Chapter 5
World-warring shooter Battlefield V additionally provided a proper showcase, confirming quite a lot of additions fans of the DICE title have been clamoring for. For one, the next entry of Tides of War was properly detailed, with the new Marita map and the rest of Chapter 4: Defying the Odds given proper context ahead of going live later this month. In an especially enticing tease, plans were also revealed regarding the upcoming Chapter 5, which is set to return to the glorious Pacific Theater later on in the fall.
Battlefield V is out now for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Chapter 4 goes live on June 27th, while Chapter 5 is slated for Fall 2019.
The likes of football/soccer may be lost on many of us in the US, but the sport continues to enjoy a sustained popularity nearly everywhere else in the world, especially when it comes to EA Sports’ FIFA franchise. As revealed during the EA Play event, Electronic Arts is looking to expand its already phenomenal playerbase with FIFA 20, the upcoming soccer title set to additionally offer a more visceral urban-variety of the sport dubbed VOLTA Football.
FIFA 20 releases for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on September 27th. A special “Legacy Edition” is planned for Nintendo Switch.
Madden NFL 20
Of course, there’s more than one type of football game these days, and we Americans use the term to describe a pigskin-covered ball shaped like a lemon. Madden NFL 20 appears to be delivering the goods on that front, the sports title seemingly focused on delivering a much more solid single-player experience this time around. Sporting cover athlete Patrick Mahomes, features such as Career Mode and Ultimate Team Mode were confirmed for a return, as was the availability of NCAA College Football teams.
Madden NFL 20 releases for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on August 2nd.
The Sims 4 – ‘Island Living’ Expansion
“Chillin’ out, maxin’, and relaxin’ all cool” looks to be the vibes of The Sims 4’s Island Living expansion, the upcoming content pack revealed in the closing showcase of EA Play 2019. Hanging ten in the tropics is only one of the handful of experiences teased to be available in the DLC, with the mythical inclusion of mermaid Sims also being one of the main highlights. Not one to stop there, EA also confirmed another pair of future expansions; one centering around LGBTQ+ pride and the other following the Realm of Magic.
The Sims 4 is out now for Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. The Pride content pack is set to launch for Mac and PC on June 18th while the Island Living expansion releases for the same platforms on June 21st. Realm of Magic was given a Fall 2019 release window and teased for a proper reveal at a later date.
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