Usually gamers have to wait a while before being fed the official release date to some annual game titles, but Electronic Arts decided to put off on the anticipatory build-up for the official reveal of the release date of Madden 16. The company simply made a brief announcement on their website that the game is coming August 25th for the home consoles.
Battlefield Heroes, the free-to-play spin-off of the multiplayer shooter series, won't be around much longer. EA revealed today that they're shutting down the game along with a few other free-to-play titles on PC.
If you’re eagerly anticipating Mass Effect 4 and/or Mirror’s Edge 2, then you might only have about a year left to sit and twiddle your thumbs. According to industry analyst Michael Pachter, both games should be available to play by the end of March 2016.
EA is holding a spring sale over on Origin, featuring a wide selection of games that happen to be available for up to 50% off their original price.
EA is set to officially reveal Star Wars: Battlefront later this month, but in the meantime, the company is on the lookout for folks to playtest the game. If you happen to live near Vancouver or San Francisco, now’s your chance to try out Battlefront before anyone else.
Visceral Games and Electronic Arts released the full launch trailer for the upcoming first-person shooter, Battlefield Hardline. The trailer is just over two full minutes of explosions, gunfire and more explosions.
EA set a pretty high bar for Dead Space and did what they could to help it appeal to as many people as possible by making it “broadly appealing”. But is there room for a Dead Space 4 now that the brand has cooled down and there's less chatter about the last outing?
Electronic Arts is shuttering the windows on one of its most well-known development studios. Maxis, the developer behind SimCity and Spore, has pulled the plug on its Emeryville location. Don't worry, though. SimCity lives on.
EA is giving away another free PC game through Origin. The latest giveaway is the classic strategy game Syndicate.
Last year, Minecraft sales crossed $60 million, making it the best-selling PC game in history. This incredible popularity is why Microsoft purchased Minecraft developer Mojang for $2.5 billion dollars in cash. But according to founder Markus “Notch” Persson, Microsoft wasn't the only well-to-do company that waved stacks of money in his face.
Electronic Arts is giving out a free trial for Battlefield Hardline. The game's trial will contain 10 hours of gameplay access, exclusively for Xbox One gamers. The only catch is that you have to be signed up for EA Access.
NHL 94 is one of the most beloved titles in video game history, and its influence is still being felt in modern gaming. But the game's backstory might force you to rethink everything you know about video game development. Here's the gist: it was programmed in a barn on the Maine coast by a dude who didn't know anything about hockey.
A big surprise in the previous Mass Effect outing was the game's multiplayer. Whether you fell on the side of thinking it was unnecessary or fell on the side of thinking it was awesome, EA and BioWare have opted to focus on servicing gamers who did like the multiplayer.
The Battlefield Hardline beta is done and over with tonight, and more than six million gamers have already had their fill of the action. EA and Visceral Games are taking the feedback and prioritizing how they're going to fix up the game for release this March.
It always bothers me when companies talking about games as if they have to dumb them and strip away a lot of the elements that make them fun... like the challenge, difficulty and skill. Well, according to EA, they still have a lot of stripping away to do if they want to reach that mythical casual audience.