EA was one of the other high-profiled press conferences for E3. Many of the biggest sports games come from that developer, as well as one of the most popular space franchises in history. While EA may not have had the biggest press conference compared to the likes of Sony and Microsoft, they did have some amazing things to show off. You can check out the presentation above or read the highlight below.
Mass Effect: Andromeda Announced
One of the worst kept secrets in gaming, BioWare revealed the first installment of a new story for the Mass Effect series. Set to the song “Ghost Riders in the Sky” by Johnny Cash, the teaser trailer game people a look at to what the game may offer but nothing in regards to the plot.
“While we aren’t ready to go into too many details just yet, as you saw in the trailer and can tell by the name, this game is very much a new adventure, taking place far away from and long after the events of the original trilogy,” BioWare said on its blog.
Star Wars: The Old Republic Getting A Reboot
After three years old, and nine years in development, BioWare announced that the upcoming expansion for the game will be a “big house-cleaning” of its MMO. The dynamic trailer sets you up in a new story and has some great elements. BioWare claims this will give MMO players what they really want.
The expansion will be free to subscribers and anyone who dives into the expansion will have the option to immediately jump to a Level 60 character. It’s basically a personal role-playing saga starring the Outlander, a veteran of the Great Galactic War whose task is nothing less than taking down the Emperor of the Eternal Throne.
Need For Speed Reboot Coming This Fall
The game we all knew was coming is the reboot of the Need For Speed franchise, which is simply titled Need For Speed. The game will be coming out on November 3rd for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.
NHL 16 Making Hockey Seem More Real
As amazing as EA’s sports games are, EA Canada is looking to make their upcoming game more realistic with free moment. For example, players will get a chance to receive a pass while accelerating or turning. Also, new puck pickups are designed to lead to smoother transitions to your next move.
NBA Live 16 Coming This Fall
As the current basketball season has just come to an end, the newest game will arrive on September 29th on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. NBA Live 16 will incorporate run-time physics and motion captures to create “thousands of new animations.”
Madden NFL 16 Getting An Upgrade
“Fantasy sports and football go hand in hand,” said Seann Graddy, senior producer on Madden 16, in an interview with Polygon. “People just love to draft. They like to get together in a room and pick their team. They think they have more insight about a certain player. We thought about how we could bring the draft experience into Madden.”
The game will allow people to dip into the world of fantasy football, as well as play your teams and see how your picks turn out. EA claims you can play a season in one night.
FIFA 16 Changing It Up
Not only are they adding female players to the game, but they are upgrading the AI. The company announced at E3 that it has significantly upgraded defensive AI, so that strikers will find it more difficult to game the system. Chief among these is a much smarter system for intercepting through-balls from the midfield.
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Drops In 2016
EA announced Mirror’s Edge Catalyst will launch on February 23rd, 2016. The trailer shows that the main story will focus on Faith’s backstory and how she became a freedom fighter. Not only that, but this version of the game will contain no gun usage at all. In the original game, you had the option to use it but DICE has dropped it entirely.
Star Wars: Battlefront Gameplay Footage
It was only in April that we managed to get our first look at Star Wars: Battlefront. During EA’s presentation, we got to see five minutes of gameplay from the PS4 version. The game showed us the various sides we can be, either rebel or Empire, ground or air and ended on a great not.