News tagged: Electronic Arts

EA Access May Work On Other Consoles

EA could expand its EA Access game subscription service to cover the PlayStation 4, not just the Xbox One. CEO Andrew Wilson commented during an earnings call that because the service has proven a hit on Xbox One, it could be expanded to "other platforms."

FIFA, EA Announce The First eWorld Cup

FIFA and EA are bringing their partnership even further into the realm of esports. They've announced the first eWorld Cup, an esports replication of the World Cup, one of the largest sporting events. Qualifying tournaments are scheduled to run from November 2017 to July 2018.

EA Closing The Studio Behind Dead Space

EA has announced it's shutting down Visceral Games, the studio responsible for some big titles, including the Dead Space series and Battlefield Hardline. Visceral's parent company plans to move the majority of employees to other projects with other groups, minimizing layoffs.

Mass Effect: Andromeda Added To EA, Origin Access

Mass Effect: Andromeda can now be played for free if you have a subscription to either Origin Access for PC or EA Access for the Xbox One. Andromeda will be accessible through the Origin and EA Access Vaults so long as you remain an active, paying subscriber.

Nintendo Switch To Get More FIFA Games

More FIFA titles are likely to be released for the Nintendo Switch moving forward, says EA. Fans of the series have been worried EA won't focus on releasing FIFA games on the platform after FIFA 18 arrives. But the company has indicated that's not the case.

EA Planning To Continue With Mass Effect

Though Mass Effect: Andromeda hasn't been a well-received game, EA isn't going to abandon the series. Patrick Soderlund, EA's executive VP, says he sees no reason for the company to no longer come out with Mass Effect titles. Though the franchise should be revisited in a new way.

EA Access Drops A Game For The First Time

For the first time, a game is being removed from the EA Access Vault. The subscription service is no longer going to include FIFA 14, says EA. Come October 18, you'll no longer be able to get the game or re-install it. EA is making this decision because it's also closing support.

Sims 4 Confirmed For Consoles

After a page on the Microsoft Store accidentally revealed the release date of The Sims 4 for Xbox One, Electronic Arts has confirmed the game is headed to consoles. The Sims 4, which was released on PC in 2014, is now going to reach the Xbox One and PS4 on November 17.

Multiplayer For Star Wars Battlefront 2 Revealed

We've finally received our first look at Star Wars Battlefront 2's multiplayer. Footage of the game mode was revealed and EA said the title includes three times more content than the original. To make sure Battlefront 2 is as good as possible, EA listed to criticism.

EA Reveals SEED, A High-Tech Incubator

To support cutting-edge technologies, EA has formed SEED (Search for Extraordinary Experiences Division). The new incubator within EA is focused on "visionary content," according to executive VP Patrick Soderlund. It'll support projects in AI and virtual reality.

BioWare Introduces New 'Anthem' IP

BioWare unveiled a new game called Anthem during EA's press conference at E3 2017 this weekend. A 45-second teaser has been released for the title, which is already being described as an alternative to Destiny. No gameplay has been revealed so far, but some plot info is out.