Showing posts with label Electronic Arts. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Electronic Arts. Show all posts

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.

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay Will Be Revealed at EA Play and E3

Respawn will reveal gameplay video of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order at EA Play and E3 2019 on next month.

After making its most anticipating reveal back at Star Wars Celebration 2019, developer Respawn Entertainment announced upcoming single-player Star Wars action-adventure game Jedi: Fallen Order will be out on November 15, 2019.

Although fan-response towards Fallen Order was quite positive in general, no gameplay footage has been shown in the reveal trailer and CEO Vince Zampella recently announced to showcase more of the game at EA Play and E3 2019.

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Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay Will Be Revealed at EA Play and E3

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Despite publisher Electronic Arts telling everyone that they would not feature any loot boxes or micro-transactions and entire game will be focused on a single player campaign, people simply can't take their word at face value given their past records.

Since publisher EA has horribly failed to meet expectation with Star Wars Battlefront II and then cancelled development for Star Wars game titled "Project Ragtag" in past, all are anticipating for Jedi: Fallen Order with high hopes.

RELATED: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Teaser Poster Leaked

By next month, eager fans and players would all have their much expected exclusive first-look at some actual gameplay to get hyped for and Respawn has confirmed showing up at two events then in a post on Twitter.



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EA Play event usually kicks-off with video presentation and just before E3 each year but EA has decided to do things a bit differently in 2019 and getting rid of their presentation part to replace it with live-stream showcase from June 7-9.

Set right after the tragic events of Order 66 that purged almost every Jedi member throughout the galaxy except lone Padawan Cal Kestis, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be launched in late 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Origin Access Adds 12 EA Star Wars Games

Electronic Arts have added 12 new Star Wars games to Origin Access, Including original Star Wars Battlefront II.

To celebrate Star Wars Day on May 4th, dedicated fans from all over the world observes an unofficial holiday each year since 2011 that grew upon a popular catchphrase from Star Wars franchise and became an iconic part of fandom.

Being an exclusive licensed partner of Disney for publishing Star Wars games, Electronic Arts just added some notable greatest PC games from the renowned series to collection of their Origin Access monthly subscription service.

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Origin Access Adds 12 EA Star Wars Games

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In their latest addition, EA has included 12 classic Star Wars games to Origin for their valued members to enjoy for May the Fourth celebration. Now there are more than 25 games from a galaxy far away for players to jump into on PC platform.

Just by choosing a Basic or Premier membership for $4.46 and $16.77 respectively, players can enjoy instant access to collection of games at Origin Access. Otherwise, annual subscription for Origin comes for $24.99 and $111.85 only.

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Newest games that have been added to Origin Access vault and have a look at them to decide which one you want to jump on board with.

  1. Star Wars Episode I: Racer
  2. Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
  3. Star Wars Jedi Knight: Mysteries of the Sith
  4. Star Wars: Battlefront II
  5. Star Wars: Dark Forces
  6. Star Wars: Galactic Battlegrounds Saga
  7. Star Wars: Rebellion
  8. Star Wars: Republic Commando
  9. Star Wars: Rogue Squadron
  10. Star Wars: Shadows of the Empire
  11. Star Wars: Starfighter
  12. Star Wars: X-Wing Alliance

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Since fans were not quite happy with how EA was rolling out Star Wars games in recent year, at least it was a slightly wise move to let people have a chance to go back to glory days for having fun with classic titles that defined the series.

Pretty much every old-school fans with Origin Access would love to indulge themselves with original Battlefront II, Jedi Academy and Republic Commando. If not, there are still more than 100 titles for members to try out and keep them busy for a while.

RELATED: Jedi: Fallen Order Gameplay Will Be Revealed at EA Play and E3

After their disastrous run with Star Wars Battlefront II in 2017 and cancelled game "Project Ragtag" under Visceral Games that was under development, EA has lost their credibility of producing decent Star Wars titles to fans.

Upon revealing of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order at Star Wars Celebration last month, many are willing to give them one last chance. An official gameplay showcase for Fallen Order is announced to be taken place at EA Play and E3 2019 next month.

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.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Revealed

Trust only in the Force because Respawn Entertainment and EA have officially revealed Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

Even though we all got an early look at Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order teaser poster via a leak on Amazon listing, no one is any bit of less hyped about what developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts would have unveiled today.

Aside from an anticipated wait for title reveal of Star Wars: Episode IX movie from sequel trilogy, Fallen Order remains to be one of the most anticipated parts of Star Wars Celebration 2019 and a teaser is finally revealed via a Twitch live-stream.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Revealed

RELATED: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Teaser Poster Leaked

Witness how Cal Kestis adapts into a galaxy dominated by Galactic Empire on the first official reveal trailer of Jedi: Fallen Order.




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Chronicling an aftermath of tragic Jedi purge throughout the galaxy, a lone Padawan makes it out and tries his best to blend within society and he is trying to survive by abiding to certain rules while surrounded by enemies everywhere.

He somehow finds something similar to a ship behind a hidden bunker like place; most probably by climbing on to the cliff side he was scaling previously seen in leaked teaser poster and it probably has some message for him or any survivors.

RELATED: Jedi: Fallen Order Will Be Revealed at Star Wars Celebration

Keeping a low profile, Cal socializes and avoids detection from scouting Stormtroopers but life eventually brings him to a situation where he had to choose between saving a life by using the Force and blow up his cover or letting someone he know, die.

Inadvertently, he crosses paths with Second Sister Inquisitor and tried to run unsuccessfully as we see him being chased down Imperial army. Although help came along as some rebel force and he picks up a broken lightsaber seen from first teaser image.

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Lone Jedi Cal Kestis

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So far, Fallen Order looks pretty impressive but we still have to look at some gameplay footage as we simply cannot trust EA after Battlefront II. Though ahead of reveal, EA did confirm that there would be no micro-transactions in their upcoming Star Wars game.

Respawn has already proven their worth to video gamers by delivering massively popular game series like Apex Legends and Titanfall, which is the only reason players have been waiting to see this single-player story come to life.

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Another Tweeter user Nibel has posted out an image earlier before official announcement that stated the game will become available on November 15 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which eventually turned out to be true.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order casts actor Cameron Monaghan (Gotham, Shameless) to portray Cal Kestis in a post-Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith period where Empire Palpatine has wiped off most of Jedi members by executing "Order 66".

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Teaser Poster Leaked

Thanks to a T-shirt listing on Amazon, teaser poster for Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is leaked ahead of official reveal.

Fans of Star Wars from all over the world have gathered now at Star Wars Celebration 2019 for eagerly anticipated official live-stream reveal of upcoming action-adventure video game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order on April 13.

However, an unforeseen Fallen Order teaser poster on a T-shirt has been accidentally leaked via an Amazon listing from official Star Wars store just ahead of worldwide unveiling on Twitch and that product page now already removed.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Teaser Poster Leaked

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Courtesy of Twitter user Wario64, we at least have a look at teaser poster for Jedi: Fallen Order featured on the T-shirt.



RELATED: Jedi: Fallen Order Will Be Revealed at Star Wars Celebration

There was also a bit of previously known information on the game in its item listing description that is given below.

Get ready for a brand-new action adventure game coming to you this Holiday 2019 with this official Star Wars Jedi: Fallen order teaser poster tee shirt. An original Star Wars story, Jedi Fallen Order follows a surviving Padawan and is set shortly after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. This official Jedi Fallen Order teaser poster has just been revealed at Star Wars Celebration Chicago and the tee shirt is now available, hot off the press, right here on Amazon!

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There is a humanoid figure wielding a lit blue lightsaber climbing on a mountain surrounding snow while being accompanied by a small bipedal droid that is either projecting or scanning some rune like marks on a cliff of their side.

On background, there is a crashed Star Destroyer a little far from where they are standing and several T.I.E. Fighters are scouting over it, most probably are looking for the lone Jadi who survived an attempt of their extinction by Galactic Empire.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Logo Teaser Poster T-Shirt

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This single-player Star Wars game is focused on a single Padawan who somehow managed to evade certain doom when Senator Palpatine executed "Order 66" during the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith to eradicate all Jedi.

We are not far away from getting a full reveal of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order by developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts on a panel discussion at Star Wars Celebration Chicago and will get something cooler to look at.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Teased

An official teaser image for upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order by EA and Respawn Entertainment has been revealed online.

Fans of Star Wars video games are eagerly waiting for a peak into upcoming third-person action-adventure game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts that was announced back in E3 2018.

With Star Wars Celebration on the horizon, official Twitter account for Star Wars decided to tease fans with an early look at what they are getting into by revealing an official image and promises to do a full reveal in a Twitch live-stream on April 13, 2019.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Teased

RELATED: Jedi: Fallen Order Will Be Revealed at Star Wars Celebration

This week marks the anticipated return of annual Star Wars Celebration to bring countless devoted fans from across a galaxy far, far away to celebrate and reunite in spirit of Force that binds entire community together.

Here is what they teased fans in a single image that signals of a great comeback of Star Wars games to its former glory.



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We can see a battle-worn and badly damaged lightsaber that is still glowing in a faint blue light while lying still on a stone surface that has some circular ancient runes carved on it and it comes with a caption saying "Don't stand out."

Story premise for Jedi: Fallen Order is set shortly after the tragic events of "Order 66" from Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith where many Jedi members were killed off and focuses on a Padawan who somehow survived the purge.

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EA previously announced more than a month ago that they will officially unveil Fallen Order to their audience, which is expected to release later this year during holiday quarter of 2019, most presumably sometime around September.

Players are undoubtedly very excited to get an exclusive first-look at some action-packed cinematic trailer and maybe even a few set of images of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order when it will finally be streamed live at 11:30 AM PT of April 13.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Battlefield V Firestorm Battle Royale Gameplay Trailer

Firestorm Battle Royale mode will bring new aspects to last-man-standing shooter and comes to Battlefield 5 on March 25.

Though first-person shooter Battlefield V from developer EA DICE and publisher Electronic Arts didn't fare well when it was released back in November 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, many hoped for the post-launch content to change that.

Battlefield fans were hoping that upcoming Battle Royale mode Firestorm would really shake things up for good and we even had an early peak at it from a leaked footage. We saw an official introductory video of what it is about and now there is more.

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Battlefield V Firestorm Battle Royale Gameplay Trailer

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A more detailed gameplay trailer has been dropped by EA for players to know more about what they are getting into.




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We saw four player squads dropping in parachutes from above and then immediately forced to engage in a combat within a massive sandbox where they all race against a deadly ring of fire quickly consuming everything on its path of destruction.

Firestorm mostly embraces different gunplay mechanics of BV along with combat vehicles, destructible surroundings and impressive visuals. It offers you a wide array of different rides at launch, including a tractor with mounted cannon on its back.

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Whether you are roaming on land, sky or water, with or without assistance, always have a look out for someone trying to ambush on you even if you are in an armored vehicle, because enemies can always fire up some anti-vehicle weapon at you.

You will also be looking for common, rare and epic weapons throughout the map while sometime even came across strongboxes or safes to get the best loots available but chances are, there will be some risks of going after them as well.

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Firestorm Combat Vehicles

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Struggle for survival is real in this World War I era based last-man-standing shooter title but there are some powerful land vehicles stored in lockup houses that would take some effort to open before you get some advantage over your opponents.

Basically, this gameplay trailer is an extended version of the official Firestorm reveal trailer for Battlefield V that DICE released about a week ago with detailed definition for things and stuffs, with additional footage capturing the intensity of the 64 players Battle Royale mode.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Battlefield V Firestorm Official Reveal

Official Firestorm reveal trailer for Battle Royale mode of Battlefield V heralds the release date to be March 25.

Even though standard Battle Royale games offer a 100 player stand-off to death, developer EA DICE and publisher Electronic Arts will allow only 64 to compete in Firestorm mode of their latest first-person shooter game Battlefield V.

A statement issued back in October 2018 announced that players will not receive battle royale mode until March 2019 and now, March 25 is revealed to be the release date for it to all BFV players worldwide via a new trailer dropped by EA.

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Battlefield V Firestorm Official Reveal

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Check out the brand-new official reveal trailer for Firestorm, featuring brief battle royale action sequences from Battlefield 5.




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The trailer starts with a typical style for last-man-standing shooter where we see soldiers jumping off planes in parachute to their destined battleground and help each other out to bring them to their feet, only to notice other squads to drop nearby.

Then they each head to nearby establishments to seek cover and weapons, followed by a shootout between two parties. Bombs starts dropping from above when a red flare is shot at the house next to barn filled with a rival group.

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The gang who arrived first is now out in the open and one of their members finds a tractor that they use to ram through opposing force to break out of the barn they were in. To evade an ever imposing ring of fire on them, they all hop in a helicopter found close at hand.

Moving to a new land to fight, they come across an enemy boat and one of them is lost in the ensuing gunfire. By the time they reach to ground, tanks are deployed, dams are destroyed, forests are burnt and the fire is closing in quicker.

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The fight reaches to a climax and the leader of the group draws out his melee weapon to charge at an enemy when he is out of ammo and another of his squad member bites the dust while one of his teammates attempts to shoot that man by targeting him via rifle scope.

Introducing Battlefield's biggest map ever from DICE team, Firestorm lets player engage solo or in 4-person squads as they collect loots and unlock vehicles to ride to victory parade aside from calling in V-1 flying bomb for reinforcements.

RELATED: Battlefield V Battle Royale Firestorm Footage Leaked

Despite a lot of complaints against the developers for failing to live up to expectation and release of an early leaked footage of Battle Royale mode, Firestorm trailer still manages to shine and promise players a great experience that would probably help them redeem themselves.

Set on World War II era, Battlefield V is currently available for everyone to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Though it may sound a little disappointing but those who want to play in duos will have to wait till April 2019 for the mode to finally arrive on the game.