Showing posts with label Apex Legends. Show all posts
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Thursday, January 30, 2020

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Hits 8 Million Sales

Electronic Arts sold around 8 million copies of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order since its release back in November 2019.

Despite their lack of faith in single-player games and heavy interest towards live services as a publisher, Electronic Arts has been surprised by amazing success of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from developer Respawn Entertainment.

According to a new industry report that came after Q3 earnings call of investors, EA revealed that Jedi: Fallen Order has sold nearly eight million copies in last quarter of 2019, which is far beyond than what they originally expected.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Hits 8 Million Sales

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Blake Jorgensen, chief financial officer of EA states that they had a set expectation of selling 6 to 8 million copies by fiscal year, on March 31. By December 2019, 8 million units were sold and now they are raising that estimate to 10 million.

Jorgensen has admitted that this unforeseen success has been a direct result of a single-player action game. Chief executive Andrew Wilson adds that fans were looking forward to an experience like Fallen Order for holiday season.

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He credited Respawn for delivering a high quality experience and a gameplay mechanics that everyone loved. Last year, they released free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends that instantly rose to popularity and now on its third season.

EA executives are also very much eager to keep pushing continued triumph of FIFA and Madden series. Two of their most recent releases; Need for Speed: Heat and Plants vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville was mentioned as well.

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Following an infamous loot box controversy of Star Wars Battlefront II release back in 2017, EA has learned from their mistake and constantly rolled out post-launch content to support player community of the game for past two years.

Most recently, they launched Battlefront 2 Celebration Edition and have reportedly done pretty well above anticipation. Though performance of multiplayer sc-fi action RPG title Anthem was disappointing, Apex Legends has covered that up.

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Jorgensen reveals that EA plans on releasing a total of 12 games for next fiscal year, including four sports titles such as FIFA 21 and Madden NFL 21, four projects from small studios and another four based on their established IP.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is one of the most-beloved Star Wars games in recent history and Electronic Arts would likely to meet a newly projected sales limit of ten million easily by end of current fiscal quarter in March 31, 2020.

Apex Legends Season 4 Launch Trailer

Respawn reveals official launch trailer for Season 4: Assimilation of free-to-play battle royale shooter Apex Legends.

In anticipation of upcoming Season 4, free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends has already teased its players a new Legend a few days ago who made a chilling debut in a shocking animated short before getting a full reveal today.

More details on newest playable character, Battle Pass and weapons are dropped by developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts in latest launch trailer for Season 4: Assimilation, coming on February 4, 2020.

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Apex Legends Season 4 Launch Trailer

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A mysterious new Legend named Revenant is ready to spread his reign of terror on the Arena in recent new trailer.




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Respawn has previously released images of Hammond Robotics representative and a new contender Forge, who showed up in a talk show interview discussing his successes before being interrupted and getting killed by Revenant.

He is apparently taking Forge's place and has been a former assassin for Mercenary Syndicate. Although he used to be a human, extensive experiments and robotics has turned him into a nightmarish cyborg of death over time.

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He is designed to kill and then forget everything but now, programming has eventually failed and all he wants is retribution. Since he doesn't need a reason to kill anymore, it wouldn't bother him to take it upon a few Legends of Apex.

Get your hands on Sentinel bolt-action sniper rifle to take down rivals with unmatched accuracy in medium or long-range combat. Charge it using shield battery to deal heavy damage on enemy shields and make quick work of them.

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Sentinel Bolt-Action Sniper Rifle

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Season 4 Battle Pass will include exclusive legendary skins and weapons in an attempt to make things better. Plus, there are Daily and Weekly Challenges to let players earn Apex coins, crafting metals. packs, quips, XP boosts and more.

Apex Legends is currently available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms for free. Season 4 is also marking one year anniversary of Respawn's widely-popular online shooter next month and things are expected to shake-up.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

EA Games Returning to Steam

EA games are finally coming back to Steam, with titles like Jedi: Fallen Order and EA Access subscription service.

Only days ago, video game publisher company Electronic Arts has posted photo of a steaming coffee mug on Twitter, which at first glance doesn't mean much and is easily missable but PC gamers assumed this to be a major tease.

With everyone has been speculating that EA may be returning to Steam after all and today, it is finally revealed that they are coming back to digital distribution platform of Valve Corporation eight years after their initial departure.

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EA Games Returning to Steam

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EA has officially announced partnership with Valve to bring their games to Steam for players on PC platform. This affiliation will bring back some of their popular titles as well as monthly distribution service to a new audience.

To kick-off an exciting lineup, upcoming anticipated title Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has already debuted on Steam and available for pre-order. Soon, Sims 4 and Unravel Two will join before 2019 ends with more to come next year.

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More multiplayer games like Apex Legends, Battlefield V and FIFA 20 will arrive next year that previously were available on Origin Access. On spring 2020, their partnership will bring EA Access subscription program to Steam.

By spending $4.99 only a month or $29.99 for a year, players would get unlimited access to games from The Vault, early trials, exclusive discounts, expansions and special in-game rewards for their EA Access membership via Steam.

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Back in 2014, EA Access was revealed for Xbox One before coming to PC as Origin Access and now is out on PlayStation 4 platform too. Though they were doing okay, it probably has failed to gain as much traction as EA expected.

This huge power move from Electronic Arts and Valve will surely benefit developers and players from PC gaming community while work on to improve their company image to public in an age of competitive marketplace.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Apex Legends Season 3 Live Now

Respawn sets a collision course for Season 3 of free-to-play battle royale shooter game Apex Legends, live now.

Even before Season 3 of free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends could go live on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, new legend Crypto was revealed by developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts.

Now that its third and biggest season has already gone live, a fresh new Battle Pass with unique rewards has come out. Aside from regular balance works and bug fixes, players are getting new Legend, a brand-new map and weapons.

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Apex Legends Season 3 Live Now

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Watch out Legends dropship their way to World's Edge of Talos in the cinematic launch trailer for Meltdown.




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Armed with a Charge Rifle, Crypto has entered the fray of battle royale and this newest Legend is a skilled hacker. One of his main ability is scanning nearby area with surveillance drone to look for enemies and get a view of their position.

Whenever his drones spot opponents, they marked for him and his allies to see to give them an edge in battle. Crypto is designed to be a support character and his ultimate ability is an EMP blast from his drone to neutralize enemy and traps.

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Crypto's Charge Rifle

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Legends are all gathered on a new arena called World's Edge, which a rocky, volcanic zone and second map of Apex Legends. Its environment is a mix of fire and ice as an obvious ode to current season title Meltdown.

There are more than 100 exclusive items in Season 3 Battle Pass that includes Apex coins, legendary skins and XP boosts. Ranked mode begins a new series to show off your skills and only a few minor changes were made.

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Welcome to World's Edge

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Face your legendary opponents to earn glory of battle in daily and weekly challenges on a brand-new map. Even if you miss out a few challenges, you can still catch up to them shortly afterwards and level up by completing them all.

Titanfall series spin-off title Apex Legends from is building its own legacy with new characters and their unique lore. Some of these characters may even make it to Titanfall 3, when Respawn will eventually start working on the game.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Apex Legends: Iron Crown Collection Event

Iron Crown Collection limited time event for Apex Legends starts today with new challenges, mode, skins and more.

At launch on early 2019, free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends came out dominating other established genre favorite titles like Fortnite, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Blackout mode of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.

That fire somewhat died down by the time Season 2, which prompted developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts kicked-off Iron Crown Collection event recently through a massive mid-season update.

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Apex Legends: Iron Crown Collection Event

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With lots of new features packed, Iron Crown Collection event has gone live now as an official trailer is dropped.




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Latest Apex Legends event unloads a slew of new area, challenges, gameplay mode, skins and tweaks to popular shooter title. For upcoming two weeks, players will be able to enjoy these balance changes and roam around new map area.

Although it is a competitive squad-based play at heart, limited time Solos mode is introduced to appeal to lone wolves within community. You can go up against 60 players in a free-for-all style match just like any other battle royale shooter.

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Apex Legends Adds Solo Mode

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Then in Town Takeover, you will explore new Octane-themed areas in Gauntlet map from Kings Canyon. It has jump pads, ring of fire and upward ramps to make things interesting and has potential to be more lore focused in future.

A bunch of new skins for players and weapon are making their way into Apex via Iron Crown Collection Packs. You can earn these top-tier loots by completing specific challenges or purchase them with real-world money.

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Octane-themed Town Takeover

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Other than making slight UI and UX tweaks, developers are intending to keep Solos mode as it is at start and change a few things to make adjustments if Respawn ever brings back the mode in future after Iron Crown Collection event is over.

Titanfall spin-off title Apex Legends is now in full swing with their limited time Iron Crown Collection event on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One that started with a bonus XP weekend opening to run until August 27, 2019.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Apex Legends Season 2 Launch Trailer

Respawn releases official launch trailer for free-to-play battle royale shooter title Apex Legends Season 2.

Although mech Titans are not coming anytime soon to Titanfall series spin-off and free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends, they sure will be featuring some new surprises for players in upcoming Season 2 when it launches on July 2.

Today, developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts released a new trailer video for upcoming season that is titled "Battle Charge", which probably teases at a new Legend and environmental hazards into the arena.

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Apex Legends Season 2 Launch Trailer

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Brand-new Season 2 official launch trailer for Apex Legends showcase overhaul Respawn has in store for players.




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The trailer opens up with Bangalore, Caustic, Gibraltar, Mirage, Octane and Wattson chasing each other on King's Canyon map. From a nearby high ground, a character named Crypto gets busy on a laptop in isolation and goes through strings of code.

Soon an EMP explosion causes the Repulsor tower to fall over and it makes Wattson really worried. Containment field around them goes down letting winged dinosaur-like creatures called Flyers and Leviathans to stomp all over the map.

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Up until now, those fields were a fence that was holding such prehistoric beasts off the island and worked as a defense against them. Whether or not it going down is up to Crypto still remains to be seen in forthcoming future.

Apparently, none of those beasts are after any Legends directly but that doesn't mean your arena is safe from being wrecked and developers may have come up with this idea just to make change to King's Canyon map for next season.

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L-STAR Machine Gun

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Season 2 Battle Pass will include changes to airdrops, emote, new hop-ups, new engineer type Legend Wattson, Ranked Leagues mode, unique weapon L-STAR machine gun and possible structural changes to map upon release.

Respawn is looking forward to scale up player count for their battle royale shooter with enticing content updates and Apex Legends Season 2 is days away from launching on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One to introduce a slew of changes.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Apex Legends Comes to Mobile

Electronic Arts wants to bring free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends to Chinese market and mobile devices.

In last few years, Battle Royale genre of games were already dominated by Fortnite and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, February 2019 saw the arrival of Apex Legends that instantly become everyone's new favorite shooter title.

After conquering major gaming platforms like PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts now wants to bring this free-to-play shooter title for players on mobile devices.

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Apex Legends Comes to Mobile

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During their recent quarterly earnings call, EA has revealed that since the game has been a very successful project so far, they intend to and currently negotiating terms to bring Apex Legends to China and on mobile in future.

Although there is not much detail to look at, it appears that the game would likely to debut on Android and iOS devices. In order to tap into a huge audience in world of mobile gaming, they wish to explore the Chinese markets at the same time.

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Given how Battle Royale and free-to-play games becomes popular in past over a very short time, it was about time that Electronic Arts take steps toward mobile gaming territory just like Epic Games did with Fortnite Battle Royale.

Mobile gaming and Chinese market has been a lucrative aspect for video game developers and publishers these days. So, it is safe to say that Titanfall series spin-off is currently heading towards a direction for a better future up ahead.

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The game is currently suffering from a huge decrease in player count due to developers taking a strict position against cheating and banned nearly a million players and not adding much content through Season 1 Battle Pass.

Respawn has been quiet for some time regarding updates for Apex Legends but publisher EA plans on to tackle this problem by adding more engaging content in Season 2, which will be revealed at EA Play event in June.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Apex Legends Bans 700,000 Cheaters

In a never-ending battle with cheaters, Respawn has banned over 700,000 players on Apex Legends so far.

Set within the fictional universe of Titanfall series, free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends by developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts became an instant hit upon launch and managed to amass 50 million players in a month.

However, one thing the game has been suffering from other than issues like constantly losing its player count is cheaters and Respawn is actively playing a vigilant role with EA to prevent them from ruining experience for others.

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Apex Legends Bans 700,000 Cheaters

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When Apex was initially launched, developers had to ban 16,000 cheaters right off the bat and that number has been increasing. Attempts to create over 300,000 new accounts have been thwarted and more than 4,000 cheat seller accounts are banned.

Above mentioned figures are just from past 20 days on PC platform and Respawn has blocked 770,000 players since release. Of course, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions are not completely above cheating but those are much easier to keep an eye on.

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After deploying a reporting tool in Season One update, detecting issues regarding aim-assists, speed boosts, x-ray vision and other performance-enhancing mods selling became easier and more than half a million players got booted for such illicit activity.

Cheating in competitive multiplayer games is a constant problem and developers have teamed up with security and fraud unit of Electronic Arts in order to continue crusade of delivering a clean and healthy environment for players to enjoy the experience.

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Although developer team has refused to share how they are fighting the battle but they are attacking cheaters and its sellers from any and every possible angle they can with every resources and tools they can get their hands on.

Despite losing much of early momentum, Apex Legends has still great potential for eSports but much of that possibility is threatened by cheating and CEO of Respawn, Vince Zampella intends to release more seasonal updates to retain players while they continue this fight.