Showing posts with label Electronic Arts. Show all posts
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Thursday, March 5, 2020

Black Desert, Battle for Neighborville and Rainbow Six Siege on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days offers Black Desert, Battle for Neighborville and Rainbow Six Siege for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this week.

This week on Xbox Free Play Days event lineup, a couple of returning titles are added for members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to download and play throughout an entire weekend on their Xbox One consoles.

Starting from March 4, 12:01 AM PST, Free Play Days will let you try out Black Desert till March 10, before getting on board with Plants Vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville and Rainbow Six Siege from March 5, 11:59 PM PST to 8th.

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Black Desert, Battle for Neighborville and Rainbow Six Siege on Xbox Free Play Days

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People who love venturing into medieval fantasy era MMORPG can jump into immense fantasy world of Black Desert by Pearl Abyss to do crafting, siege castles, fight monsters, trading and even go fishing with your party of friends.

Arm yourself to teeth and prepare to defend lawns of your neighborhood from hordes of zombies or be a part of Luck o' the Zombie festival event in Battle for Neighborville, latest release from Plants Vs. Zombies spin-off series.

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An intense 5×5 PVP action experience that pits a player group against another that can only be won by tactical firefights. Engage with a massive online community of Siege players to test out your skills with new gadgets and operators.

When Free Play Days weekend is over, you can simply purchase these titles for a limited time discount to keep playing. Grab almost all or any edition of this week's pick at a whopping 50% discount at Microsoft Store now while this offer lasts.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Star Wars: Project Maverick Leaked on PlayStation Network

A recent leak on PlayStation Network has revealed an unannounced new title Star Wars: Project Maverick.

It goes without saying that 2019 action-adventure game Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has performed way better than expected upon launch and developer Respawn Entertainment has reportedly started working on a sequel already.

A recent leak at PlayStation Network has found an image for new PlayStation 4 game that was titled Star Wars: Project Maverick, which is yet to be confirmed by publisher Electronic Arts and has been removed from PSN shortly afterwards.

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Star Wars: Project Maverick Leaked on PlayStation Network

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It shows an Imperial Star Destroyer accompanied by a group of X-Wing fighters flying over a planet engulfed by lava, which looks a lot like Mustafar and implies to a setting from original Star Wars trilogy era for the project.

Mustafar was first shown in Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith and became a sanctuary for Darth Vader. Various animated series, comics, novels and Star Wars films have frequently featured this volcanic planet.

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Twitter user @psnrelease has found this art on European PSN by running a bot that is always on a lookup for new PS4 releases and updates. Although simply listed as "Maverick", its attached artwork has revealed it to be a Star Wars game.

According to an early report, EA is developing a new Star Wars game aside from Fallen Order sequel at Respawn. Maverick seems to be a smaller scale project being handled by EA Motive, who has co-developed Star Wars Battlefront II.

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Electronic Arts has lost fans over cancelling promising titles and greedy micro-transactions in past years but Jedi: Fallen Order has helped them to win back some trust and they are focusing on games like Star Wars: Project Maverick now.

Maverick is not likely to be a rumored sequel of Fallen Order and maybe a side project that was being under wraps until now. Could it also be a possible sequel to Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II that has concluded with a cliffhanger ending?

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, January 29, 2020

PlayStation Plus Free Games for February 2020

PlayStation Plus free games lineup of February 2020 adds Bioshock: The Collection, The Sims 4 and Firewall: Zero Hour.

Shortly ahead of February 2020, upcoming monthly free PlayStation 4 games lineup for members of PlayStation Plus is recently announced by Sony Entertainment and they look quite promising to begin a new month with.

For next month, PS Plus is giving out three games instead of two and those who haven't got a chance to play games from last month can still catch up to Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Goat Simulator before February 4.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for February 2020

Offering complete experience of iconic first-person adventure from original series, Bioshock: The Collection features all single-player story content from BioShock, BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite in a bundle of remastered trilogy.

Players would begin their journey on 60's utopian city of Rapture underwater to escape before tangling into another conflict eight years later in a sequel and then head over to flying city of Columbia in search of a woman named Elizabeth.

Latest in long-running life simulation game series, The Sims 4 by developer Maxis and publisher Electronic Arts will be celebrating its 20th birthday next month, which is a great moment to jump on in for creating your own virtual world.

Then owners of PS VR can take part into a 4v4 tactical shooter playing Firewall: Zero Hour. An exclusive for PS platform, this first-person virtual reality game will be receiving a brand-new free content update including Oil Rig map soon.

Long-time subscribers of PlayStation Plus service would admit that Sony used to offer better deal each month before they got rid of PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita games, which are now limited to only two PS4 games per month.

After a revolt of fans back in July 2019, Sony has become more selective in choosing games for their valued PS Plus members. Recently revealed free games for February will be available to download and play until March 2, 2020.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Plants Vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Snow Day Live Now

Celebrate this New Year of 2020 with Snow Day festival event of Plants Vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville.

After debuting as an early access title on September 2019, wacky third-person shooter game Plants Vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville saw full release on October 18, 2019 from developer PopCap Games and publisher Electronic Arts.

Even though we are in 2020 now, zombies are still trying to take over the world and get some more brainz. To get people out this winter season and kick their pesky heads off, a brand-new event Snow Day festival has gone live in PvZ: BfN.

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Plants Vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville Snow Day Live Now

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Keep playing any of your favorite modes to gain more XP that helps you earn precious Prize Bulbs. There are some character and daily challenges for players to pick up and earn more to get access to Snow Day Prize Map from Wing-Ding.

As snow piles have started melting, go visit cheerful Giddy Park to explore your way through Prize Map during Snow Day. You can surely pick up some nice hats, emojis, Punchers, Victory Slabs and much more on the way using Prize Bulbs.

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Pick up Cowmooflage Commander costume for Foot Soldier when halfway through, Legendary Millennium Dragon outfit for Snapdragon on completing entire map and Snapdragon Legendary Century Dragon costume by running over one path.

PopCap has released a content roadmap of upcoming three months for Plants vs. Zombies: BfN. Coming up next on February is Valenbrainz festival, adding new content to Prize Map followed up by Luck O' The Zombie festival in March.

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PvZ: BfN Q1 Content Calender

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In an existing roster of 20 customizable classes, a magical zombie character will be introduced to BfN soon alongside battle arena ranked. A fresh new map for Turf Takeover mode will arrive next month and various purchasable fresh items.

Plants Vs. Zombies: Battle for Neighborville is currently out on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. You can also save 25% discount on Standard Edition of Battle for Neighborville now to celebrate Snow Day festival for a limited time.

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.

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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

BioWare Exec Producer Teased Dragon Age

Mike Darrah, executive producer at BioWare, simply Tweets "Dragon Age" to tease a possible reveal soon.

Last year, General Manager Casey Hudson of developer BioWare hinted at dark fantasy role-playing series Dragon Age shortly before an awaited reveal of Dragon Age: The Dread Wolf Rises at The Game Awards 2018.

Currently in development under that name, fans in general are calling the title Dragon Age 4 and executive producer Mike Darrah has taken social media to tease fans on some upcoming announcement shortly before TGA this year.

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BioWare Exec Producer Teased Dragon Age

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For over a year, there was no update on how they are progressing and that lead many to wonder whether there is any issue. Although, developers didn't say anything about current state of work but they always dismissed any concerns.

Just as they did earlier this month on 5th anniversary of Dragon Age: Inquisition by posting a letter from in-game character Solas, a random tease like this just before yearend and ahead of a grand ceremony like TGA can lead to some new reveal.

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Mike Darrah has taken Twitter to type nothing but simply "Dragon Age" and that was enough to have everyone guessing.

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It came shortly after BioWare revealed plans of working on a massive overhaul of their most-anticipated title Anthem. When they showed a trailer for "The Dread Wolf Rises" last year, the game was on an early stage of development.

A new trailer for Dragon Age 4 might be on its way to be shown at The Game Awards 2019, which is only two weeks away from now. Therefore, Darrah can very well have the pleasure of teasing eager fans a little in advance with his Tweets.

Friday, November 15, 2019

BioWare to Overhaul Anthem

BioWare is reportedly planning for an overhaul for Anthem to bring it back through a massive update.

Though many have speculated for online multiplayer action role-playing game Anthem from developer BioWare and publisher Electronic Arts to be the biggest release of 2019, it has completely failed to live up to that expectation.

Despite major faction of player community abandoning the game, developers are reportedly working on a huge update in an attempt to revive the anticipated loot shooter, which would either be called "Anthem 2.0" or "Anthem Next".

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BioWare to Overhaul Anthem

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It all started with BioWare trying to publish an unfinished game that they had no clear vision for and then people who bought the game at full price starts seeing a series of problem it has in terms of content as well as many balance issues.

Morale among their development team had been at all time low and lead producer Ben Irving chooses to leave company three months ago. Following his departure, head of live service and community, Chad Robertson quickly took over.

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Moving ahead, he promised more transparency of work to fans but eventually, Robertson left his position earlier this month. Although he claimed that Anthem is currently in good hands, it is yet not clear who is leading the project right now.

At this point, many sources even started speculating whether the game is dead but recent report suggest that BioWare and EA has not given up support yet as they are planning to introduce a massive overhaul to save it.

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BioWare is preparing a total revamp in a last ditch effort to revive Anthem and are early stage of planning. Whether these updates would be launched one by one or roll out an entirely new game as "Anthem 2.0" or "Anthem Next" is not clear yet.

They can either release periodical series of patches like No Man's Sky or follow model of Destiny: The Taken King. This probably is why they have abandoned a planned roadmap of post-launch content to offer an improved experience.

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Since their continued support has been lackluster so far, one can only wonder how BioWare is doing on their latest plan. If they ended up releasing a brand-new product, then original players should be allowed to chime in for free.

Since most recent updates did very little to excite their deprived fan-base and Cataclysm mode has performed poorly, developers are to streamline mission structure and loot system of this multiplayer shooter title to address known issues.

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Redemption stories in video game are very rare but sometime there are great comeback stories like No Man's Sky with their regular updates or like Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, which saw a complete makeover from scratch.

Then there are examples like online action RPG title Fallout 76 from Bethesda Softworks that does little to nothing to fix their broken game and then try to charge their existing players for private servers that many were requesting for long.

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Lately, EA has recruited help from other development teams to help core dev team to make progress. Players are still hoping to see the game light up as originally promised and BioWare is working really hard not to disappoint fans again.

Electronic Arts have even added Anthem to their EA Access catalog of title back in September, only seven months within release. Although, we don't have an official confirmation yet, a complete rework of gameplay systems is likely to come soon.