Showing posts with label Electronic Arts. Show all posts
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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Battlefield V Open Beta Live Now

Though Battlefield V release is pushed back to another month, you can still play the game by joining Open Beta.

Eager fans of the Battlefield series may be a little upset that the latest installment of the first-person shooter franchise, Battlefield V from developer EA DICE and publisher Electronic Arts has been pushed back to November 20, 2018.

However, they can still get a taste of the World War II-themed shooter now that the Open Beta gone live on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to put a pause on that waiting. Players are getting their first detailed look into the game by joining in right now.

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Battlefield V Open Beta Live Now

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Earlier this year, the game had its closed alpha sessions during E3 2018 press conference and at Gamescom 2018 later by given access to a single map to explore arming with few selected gears and limited features.

Open Beta will surely open up to a lot more aspect for a larger audience. Pre-load starting from September 3, this program will be open to the ones who either pre-ordered the game, have a membership to EA Access or Origin Access from September 6 to September 11.

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Alongside the previously added Norwegian Arctic Fjord map, BV has added Rotterdam city of Netherlands to the beta. Both Conquest and Grand Operations mode are playable on the above mentioned maps.

Vehicle section includes five tanks and seven aircrafts equipped to take out each other using enough firepower. Aside from calling for airstrikes and tank support, a Squad Leader can summon Supply Canister Drops full of ammo and health by giving up his 7,500 requisition points.

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Vehicles and Reinforcements

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Each of the four main classes; Assault, Recon, Medic and Support are joining Open Beta to play more than one combat role in B5. Also, when you choose a certain class, you are also picking up a weapon type during this period.

By gradually leveling up their class, players will acquire new weapons through the progression system. Therefore cosmetic skin and other upgrades like faster firing and reduced recoil depending on the unique traits present in your selected class will be available.

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Classes and Combat Roles

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Then there is Battlefield V's most talked about live service Tides of War that DICE is most excited about. You and your company of soldiers will take a journey into the chapters of World War II and experience events of war.

A five-part event titled "Shock Troops" is part of the Open Beta that will last till September 9 and you can earn an exclusive in-game dog tag upon completing the challenge. Since this is the first early look at Tides of War, you can try out different tactics and earn vanity items.

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We know that the upcoming Battlefield title may be a little intimidated by the release of their rival title Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, as both are taking a shot at the popular Battle Royale genre and players are obviously expecting a lot from them.

Of course the beta only offers very little of compared to the original base game but feedbacks gathered from these sessions are taken into serious consideration by the developers. Besides, EA DICE is already worried about the lower rate of pre-order sales.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Battlefield V Delay Hurts EA Stock Price

Electronic Arts' stock price sees sinks after developer DICE delays the release of upcoming Battlefield V.

When general manager Oskar Gabrielson of developer EA DICE announced earlier that their upcoming first-person shooter game Battlefield V has been delayed back to November 20 from previously scheduled October 19 for making some adjustment they thought necessary following the Closed Beta program, reactions has been mixed among the gaming community.

However, this one month delay has apparently caused a sudden drop at the stock price of publisher Electronic Arts.

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Battlefield V Delay Hurts EA Stock Price

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In most cases, when a game is delayed for a month or two, it actually means good in terms of the studio having more time to polish the game before launch. Gabrielson stated that DICE will take this extra time to make some final adjustments to B5 gameplay and their newly introduced Tides of War live service.

While this one will offer players an immersive experience of war from an all-new perspective, several new events will be arranged later for the whole community to enjoy together.

RELATED: Battlefield V – Devastation of Rotterdam – Gamescom Trailer

Regardless of what they want the public to believe, EA was carefully moving their release window for Battlefield V from competing with other titles like rival title Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2.

While this may not upset players much because they are only a few days away from Open Beta on September 6, their sales projections for this fiscal year are lowered as a result of this move. An expected net booking of $5.55 billion has reduced to $5.2 billion, says CNBC.

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By Thursday morning, EA's shares have dropped down to almost 10 percent upon the month-long delay announcement. Analysts suggested a weak sales number for the crowded window of October, which has impacted to the decision that led to a price drop of stocks.

The current release date will only have BV competing against Bethesda's Fallout 76 when it launches on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. So, as they take this hit right now, it may help them in long run to sell more copies.

Battlefield V Delayed to November

Developer EA DICE has announced a new release date of November 20 for their upcoming game Battlefield V.

Originally scheduled to release on October 19, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, first-person shooter game Battlefield V has now been delayed and pushed back to November 20 by developer EA DICE and publisher Electronic Arts.

After they showed off the game at E3 2018 press conference in June and then recently at Gamescom 2018, a Closed Alpha session was arranged this summer for the latest Battlefield title and the decision to make delay is an apparent result of that.

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Battlefield V Delayed to November

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According to their statement, the developers actually need the extra time to polish the game even more and make some adjustments to ore gameplay experience.

In past, they were more focused on the major battles but this time, they are working more on new aspects of BFV that are not popular or renowned among the players. DICE claims that the newly debuted Tides of War mode will change the course of battle and everyone will witness that when Open Beta launches on September 6.

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Despite whatever DICE expects everyone to believe, skeptical fans points out that the real reason of this sudden delay is being competition. We know that pre-order sales report of Battlefield V is looking pretty bad and they simply do not want to struggle with their biggest competitor Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 from Treyarch for sales, which will come out on October 12.

They are also avoiding crossing paths with upcoming anticipating titles like Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Fallout 76, Hitman 2 and Red Dead Redemption 2.

RELATED: Battlefield V – Devastation of Rotterdam – Gamescom Trailer

World War II-themed shooter game BF5 is introducing features like dragging teammates or help them heal, to make sure that they come up with the best Battlefield games ever made. The game already won awards for "Best Multiplayer Game" during E3 and Gamescom, which tells us that they really have aced their multiplayer mode this time.

Considering that fact, hopefully waiting a little longer will not be a problem. Besides, in few days we can find out what they are up to in Open Beta.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Battlefield V – Devastation of Rotterdam – Gamescom Trailer

Ahead of Gamescom 2018, EA Dice releases another official trailer for Battlefield V and took the conflict to Rotterdam city.

Eager fans of first-person shooter game franchise Battlefield gets to see some brand-new footage from Battlefield V as developer EA DICE and publisher Electronic Arts are offering peak at some of the game's previously mentioned features in spirit of Gamescom 2018. Being the sixth title from the acclaimed series, BFV has not only created expectation and hype but the creators are confident about it changing everything and we are about to witness glimpse of it firsthand now.

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Battlefield V – Devastation of Rotterdam – Gamescom Trailer

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An official trailer titled "Devastation of Rotterdam" showcases how BF5 captures the intensity of World War II and how it will play out.




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The trailer opens up to the destructive rampage of war on Rotterdam city and how each party is fighting intensely throughout the constant bombing. Gameplay moments in tank warfare are shown for the first time from the inside to show how it feels to control one of these and it dominantly scales over rubble. We already saw cut-scenes of aerial combat back in E3 2018 trailer already but another look was there too. How several fractions interact in a multiplayer and new maps are shown briefly.

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Among all those gunfire and explosions, soldiers were busy fighting each other on streets of Dutch city. Aside from gunfights, melee combat will have its unique place when players will come face to face with enemies. Developers have previously disclosed about some engaging "War Story" campaign modes that will probably shape up the outcome of war. Nearing the end of the video, what we momentarily saw can be the exclusive first-look at the much-anticipated Battle Royale mode.

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Possible First Tease of Battle Royale

RELATED: Battlefield V Battle Royale Mode Confirmed

World War II-themed shooter title Battlefield V is currently scheduled for a release window of October 19, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. To get access in advance, you are advised to pre-order the Deluxe Edition of the game and start from on October 16. Though the alleged scene of Battle Royale mode was shown from an aerial shot, we are hopeful that we will get a full-length video on that very soon as well.

Friday, June 22, 2018

Anthem Won't Have Cross-Play or DLC at Launch

Though BioWare's Anthem is an intriguing project, it has no plans for cross-platform play or post-launch DLC content just yet!

With game-playing experience for players evolving every passing hour, cross-play is already the next big-thing for gaming industry and while everyone else is embracing this trend, Sony decides to be the grumpy uncle in all of this. Microsoft Studios and Nintendo have lately teamed up for sandbox video game Minecraft in a commercial, which made Sony look even bad. Looks like developer BioWare is also planning to lag behind with their upcoming action role-playing game Anthem.

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Anthem Won't Have Cross-Play or DLC at Launch

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Being an online multiplayer game, Anthem sure has the potential to be enjoyed over cross-platform play. What we saw by far at E3 2018 press conference, huge scope for exploring the story and rich gameplay will only be increased if players are allowed to play together over PC and consoles concurrently. However, despite everyone hoping for the game to be a milestone example of how much fun cross-play can be, BioWare is apparently opting out of that idea for now if not permanently.

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Executive producer Mark Darrah of the developer studio has been answering a lot of questions from fans on Twitter and one such topic was about cross-play. When asked, he simply stated that currently they have no plans for that during the release but that doesn't mean they would never do that in any point. So, we can probably keep our hope alive just on the basis of that comment. Belonging to PC, who has many friends over consoles have to sit this one down for now and the time being.



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Playing in squads are always fun and the way BioWare has build a vast world for their action RPG could become a huge hit if they would've embraced the movement but this push-back might not be appreciated by the players. Then in another Tweet, someone asked for their plans regarding any post-launch DLC content and that particular response wasn't very cheering either. It appears that the developers are treating the project on "games-as-service" model but that can change as well.



RELATED: Anthem Gameplay Details

If they could only considered this idea of playing over all platforms together, it could become a huge selling point for the game for sure. BioWare's online multiplayer game Anthem is currently marked for a February 22, 2019 release on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. No matter how anticipating the game is, the news of it being devoid of cross-play or any post-launch DLC sounds like a nightmare that would diminish the fun in overall.

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Battlefield V Battle Royale Mode Confirmed

Dice and Electronic Arts have finally confirmed that Battlefield V is getting a Battle Royale mode after all.

Kicking off with a brand-new trailer for multiplayer mode of their upcoming story-based shooter Battlefield V during EA Play press conference at Los Angeles convention center, developer EA Dice and publisher Electronic Arts went on to reveal more details about the game from long-running Battlefield series. Dice also have confirmed shortly afterwards that a battle royale-style multiplayer mode will be included, which will be set in WW2 period as well as the main game.

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Battlefield V Battle Royale Mode Confirmed

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Although they talked about many other notable features and details about the latest game of Battlefield series, EA have not spoken much about their inclusion of a battle royale mode in BFV yet. All we know for now is that its part of a post-launch live service called "Tides of War", which has core gameplay of the franchise, destruction, vehicles and other key aspects. They always tease for a game and then upon revealing, they tease for some more content to show off in future.



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So, we hope EA has been saving up the best for later time and besides, the developers are still exploring this new experience to make it work in a World War II setting. Rival game Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is also bringing battle royale to the table with their newly introduced mode called "Blackout". Perhaps one of them will charm the large-scale sandbox gameplay by letting a large amount of players take part but sadly, BFV is still stuck with their typical 64 player count cap from sixteen years ago.

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Battle royale is such a cliché and currently a running trend as a sub-genre, pioneered by games like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Fortnite. Because of these trendsetting games, many have been following the footsteps of a last-man standing shooter these days. Brendan 'PlayerUnknown' Greene, creator of PUBG has taken Twitter to express his response to this new announcement, welcoming Dice to the club with a short Tweet.



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However, given their recent history of suing a several games that followed their style, people are skeptical at his response. A lot of people have sarcastically started pointing out how they have grown a tendency of suing other creators, instead of fixing their own game. Greene obviously did not appreciate their honesty and blocked or muted them out. Even if they take out Epic Games in court, a huge drop-off in their player base and loads of in-game issues are not something you can simply overlook like that.

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Battlefield V Following Trend

RELATED: Battlefield V Reveal Trailer

BF5 can really turn heads with "Tides of War" battle royale mode in a WW2 background or maybe Black Ops 4 can do that. This seriously leaves the future of PUBG in question considering they have already lost half of their concurrent players in one month lately. First-person shooter game Battlefield V will launch worldwide for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 19. Pre-ordering the game on EA Access or Origin Access will let you start early from October 11.

Anthem Gameplay Details

After long period of waiting, Bioware and Electronic Arts finally released more than a trailer and offered details on gameplay of Anthem.

Long after the first unveiling of the game, developer Bioware and publisher Electronic Arts finally released an official trailer for their open-world action role-playing game Anthem. The game is a main talking topic at E3 2018 press conference as it is coming from the same developers who previously worked on games like Mass Effect and Dragon Age. To satisfy many eagerly waiting fans, some gameplay details and plot elements of the title were revealed as well.

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Anthem Gameplay Details

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Below is a clip that elaborates on the combat gameplay features you are going to experience in Anthem game.




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The exciting gameplay footage offers the closer look players have been waiting for all along, following the new cinematic trailer. We already know that it sets up in a dystopian future where society has fallen because "God" has left them but humanity has found shelter. Freelancers among humans are trying to save their peers from a rival group called the Dominion. They are after a force known as "Anthem of Creation" to destroy whatever remains of civilization.

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The game allows you to take part with three of your teammates to go and fight against Dominion. Freelancers wearing Javelin exosuits have four different types; Colossus, Interceptor, Ranger and Storm. Just as their name suggests, Colossus is good with hitting hard, Interceptor is lightning-fast, Ranger is versatile in features and Storm is a destructive force. Despite each of these suits have distinct nature; all of them are loaded with enough firepower to take down major obstacles.

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Four Javelin Exo-Suit Models

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You and three of your teammates can pick the one that suits your own style of approaching a mission or just go with the wind. These Javelins are up for some major customization, whether that is gear or guns. As you make sweet progress along the way, every kit and weapon will be unlocked, which means you don't have to buy loot boxes for advancement. There will be micro-transaction but the contents are strictly just some cosmetic items and skins. No pay-to-win mechanism there.

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As a multiplayer action role-playing game, it will share a world with whole community of players. It could be night time or day, a stormy weather or clear sky, everyone playing online will experience that simultaneously. The world around you will never be the same and always be on constant change. Bioware has plans of providing post-launch content to expand the story further and maybe arranging time-limited events for everyone to join in to have some good time together.

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Massive Living World

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Anthem release date is currently set for February 22, 2019 when it will see release on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game seems to be a fun-ride, which will deliver a unique gameplaying experience mostly when played in teams, because the developers made it to play as group. That way, it is more rewarding for gamers but that doesn't mean you can't ditch a squad and join solo. Although many people are already trying to draw its resemblance with Destiny, it sure is different in many aspects and that will be settled once it comes out.

Battlefield V Multiplayer Trailer

EA launches Battlefield V’s first multiplayer gameplay trailer featuring the unmatched intensity of all-out war.

It was only two weeks ago when developer EA Dice and publisher Electronic Arts revealed their upcoming first-person shooter game Battlefield V in a live-stream reveal event, slated for October 19 release. During their EA Play press conference at Los Angeles convention center, EA made a presentation on few of their upcoming titles and luckily, BFV got its fair share as well. The newest trailer for the latest game of Battlefield series has just debuted with lots of action from World War II era.

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Battlefield V Multiplayer Trailer

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Check out the brand-new Battlefield V official multiplayer trailer taken from gameplay footage, showcasing some powerful battle moments.




The clip above shows a lot of cinematic aspects meshed with some gameplay videos at the same time. Players now have a new perspective at this war scenario and some of the key environment mechanics like sliding after running is focused in it. One of the multiplayer maps had a small town setup and "Airborne" mode is also hinted at. This one will be a part of Grand Operations, which is an upgraded and extreme version of Operations mode from Battlefield 1.

Grand Operations are designed to raise the stakes of bringing those iconic WW2 experiences, Dice made Airborne an exclusive mode to it. Parachuting into the middle of a conflict to forefront an assault is a specialty to this mode. An attack team will try to destroy a couple of artillery cannons which the defenders will try to avert. If you are former, try and locate bombs with your team but if you belong to the latter, place your towable weapons and anti-air guns to mount your defense.

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Multiplayer Airborne Mode

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One more important mechanics introduced is a reviving system, which is new to the series and one of the changes that will evolve combat as we know it. When one of your teammate is down, you can drag him to safety and then revive them. In crucial situations, this sure will come in handy. BFV was one of the early entries from E3 2018 games and though it is already confirmed, a battle royale mode like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds or Fortnite is still not shown in the clip.

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Belonging to a long-running story-based shooter series, Battlefield V will be available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. By now, we already know that BF5 is set on the period of Second World War and it sets apart from rest of the franchise by moving forward with new features like overall player customization and adding female characters in the mix for the first time, which immediately drew some fan backlash, which the game's developers defends saying, they are here to stay.