Showing posts with label Respawn Entertainment. 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.

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Job Listing Suggests Jedi: Fallen Order Sequel in Development?

Latest job postings from Respawn Entertainment hints at a possible sequel of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

Although claiming that "single-player games are dead" for years, publisher Electronic Arts has finally been proven dead wrong with latest release of action-adventure game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order back in November 2019.

Many longtime fans believe this third-person experience to be one of the best Star Wars video games till date and according to recent job postings by developer Respawn Entertainment, Jedi: Fallen Order may be getting a sequel.

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Job Listing Suggests Jedi: Fallen Order Sequel in Development?

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Respawn is currently looking for hiring a Level Designer, Senior Character Artist and Senior Software Engineer for their Star Wars team to work on a third-person action/adventure game, which clearly fits with Fallen Order.

Of course a new vacancy announcement simply gives no assurance of anything about a new project or an approach to a direct sequel definitively but in many cases, it turns out to be exactly that when a confirmation comes later.

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Jedi: Fallen Order has already broken sales records for Electronic Arts in less than a month. Brand Strategy Director for Respawn, Charlie Houser states that their team would love to continue the journey of Jedi Cal Kestis in future.

In spite of having some very minor gameplay issues and needless cosmetic upgrades, fans were simply happy to enjoy a Star Wars experience from EA after long time that doesn't contain any greedy micro-transaction schemes.

RELATED: Jedi: Fallen Order is Very Similar to Sekiro

Disney gave license to make games based on Star Wars universe to EA back in 2013 and it would last for another four more years at least. Given their recent success of Fallen Order, that contract can easily be renewed for an extended period.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is currently available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms. If a possible sequel from Respawn ever happens, it will probably launch on next-gen consoles like PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

PlayStation Plus Free Games for December 2019

PlayStation Plus free games lineup of December 2019 includes Titanfall 2 and Monster Energy Supercross — The Official Videogame.

As we are heading close to December 2019 and an end of current year, PlayStation Plus free games lineup is getting better than how they started earlier and member are surely having some good time with all those great games.

Two brand-new PlayStation 4 titles will join PS Plus by December 3, 2019 for subscribers to enjoy throughout this holiday season. Both of these games promise to deliver exciting experience even though they are form different genre.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for December 2019

Titanfall 2 is considered one of the best single-player shooter ever that came out in 2016 from developer Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts. It received critical acclaim and won multiple awards that year including Game of the Year.

T2 lets you maneuver mecha-exoskeletons at high-speed in an intense battlefield and players take role of Jack Cooper of Frontier Militia who takes it upon himself to halt launching of a super-weapon in his mentor's Titan BT-7274.

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Titanfall 2 on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Coming up next on PS Plus is a modern day BMX racing game Monster Energy Supercross - The Official Videogame from last year that features official bikes, riders and tracks from original championship sponsored by titular energy drinks.

There is lots of customization option for your bikes and riders with items from various brands and compete with players worldwide. Players can also create and share custom creations with fellow racers online using its Track Editor.

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Monster Energy Supercross on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Members who have somehow unfortunately missed out games from November can still try playing action role-playing game Nioh and psychological survival horror title Outlast 2 as there are still a few days left for next lineup to arrive.

PlayStation Plus subscribers with a PS VR device can enjoy a limited free trial with double XP week on PS4-exclusive first-person shooter game Firewall: Zero Hour that will become available for 24 hours at December 3, 8:00 AM PT/11:00 AM EDT.

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Launch Trailer

EA and Respawn reveals brand-new launch trailer for upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order ahead of release.

This holiday season, fans of Star Wars will get to enjoy a brand-new story in upcoming action-adventure game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order from developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts on November 15, 2019.

Only few weeks before global launch on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, an official launch trailer has been released showcasing new cinematic bits featuring adventures of lone Jedi Cal Kestis and some more lightsaber combat.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Launch Trailer

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Fallen Order launch trailer video retells an epic journey of a lone warrior fighting to reestablish Jedi legacy.




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New Jedi: Fallen Order trailer opens up with Padawan Cal Kestis crossing paths with Ninth Sister, an Inquisitor member trained by Darth Vader. She presents an imminent threat to him and attacks using her double-bladed red lightsaber.

Then Cal is shown to battle shock troopers, taking fire from AT-AT walkers, doing traversal using wires and some hyperspace jumping. More in-game footage shows previously revealed scenes with Second Sister presented in a new light.

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Fallen Order takes place following a galaxy-wide Jedi purge initiated by "Order 66" during events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and few remaining survivors who ran from Galactic Empire were being hunted down.

After years of hiding in shadows, Cal was ousted to Empire when he is caught saving his friend using the Force and became a target for Second Sister. He found a new ally in Cere Junda, who becomes a mentor figure to him and guides him through.

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Inquisitor Ninth Sister

RELATED: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Story Preview Trailer

Despite many players are still hesitant to trust EA because of their past attempt to include loot boxes and pay-to-win mechanics in Star Wars Battlefront II back in 2017, Respawn has worked really hard to deliver a great Star Wars game for fans.

Electronic Arts can finally win over fans with release of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order next month as it has every potential to become a great single-player experience that players has been asking for years, minus any shoddy micro-transactions.

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.

Friday, September 27, 2019

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Story Preview Trailer

Padawan Cal Kestis sets out for a galactic adventure in story preview trailer of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

We are only months away from developer Respawn Entertainment and publisher Electronic Arts to release their upcoming action-adventure Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order on November 15, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

After a long-awaited reveal in April 2019 and extended gameplay demo at E3 2019 press event, EA has released a new story trailer for Jedi: Fallen Order that focuses on lone Jedi Cal Kestis and his journey of struggle against Galactic Empire.

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Story Preview Trailer

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Witness Jedi Cal Kestis taking on a deadly mission to seek the means to defeat the Empire in latest story trailer.




RELATED: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Extended Gameplay Demo

In opening scene, Jedi hero Cal Kestis is seen to have his butt kicked by an Inquisitor known as Second Sister, apprentice of Darth Vader.Then help came in form of a woman who starts firing her blaster at his enemy so Cal can get up and run.

The woman, named Cere Junda would become a mentor figure to Cal and was a padawan once. His rescuers would become allies since they both are hunted by Imperial enemies and working towards a common goal of taking down the Empire.

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Apparently, he is looking for something ancient, which is very precious to Empire as well. Cal bands together with his newfound friends along with BD-1 buddy droid and travel to places to continue his journey of restoring Jedi Order.

Fallen Order is a single-player experience featuring actor Cameron Monaghan (Gotham, Shameless) in lead role. It took place five years after execution of "Order 66" took place during Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.

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Following Star Wars Battlefront II micro-transaction outrage, fans have given up on EA to do justice to any Star Wars game due to their focus on multiplayer components instead of a solid story-focused campaign mode with new characters.

Despite some skepticism, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has managed to draw attention from fans due to developer studio like Respawn being involved, who has a solid reputation for working on games like Apex Legends and Titanfall.

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.