News Madden 24 Kicks Off On Xbox This August With Cross-Play Support
Can we get a big cheer?
EA has just fully unveiled this year's Madden NFL game, with Madden 24 launching on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S this August. You can see the title in action through the above reveal trailer, however, one of the game's biggest features is tucked under the hood. On current-gen platforms, this year's Madden features proper...
Video Battlefield 2042 Season 5 Brings Classic BF4 Map To Xbox Game Pass
And we died on it repeatedly for your viewing pleasure!
DICE's fifth season of Battlefield 2042 content is almost upon us, with the team's next update hitting Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on June 7th. As this is a free update for all, the Season 5 content will be available for EA Play and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate players too, and you might want to...
Talking Point Did You Know Insomniac Made An Xbox Game Before Sunset Overdrive?
Long before the days of being Sony-owned
When you think of Xbox plus Insomniac Games, you likely think of Sunset Overdrive, right? This early Xbox One era exclusive remains one of the high points of that generation, and it's still talked about by Xbox fans today - over eight years since launch. However, did you know that the team actually developed...
News Codemasters 'WRC 23' Debut Is Seemingly Right Around The Corner
Under new stewardship
We've known for a while that the racing experts over at Codemasters are taking over the WRC franchise this year, which will be under EA's new 'EA Sports Rally' brand following the company's acquisition of the British developer. The team still hasn't formally announced its first officially licensed WRC game though, but a new...
News EA CEO: Whatever Happens With ActiBlizz Deal, We'll Still Be #1 Publisher On Microsoft's Platform
"We continue to be Microsoft's biggest partner"
EA held an earnings call for the period ending March 31, 2023 last night, and as part of CEO Andrew Wilson's comments, he talked a little bit about Microsoft's ongoing attempt to acquire Activision Blizzard. Basically, according to Wilson, the company is "indifferent" about whether Microsoft's...
News EA Adds New Star Wars Themed Dynamic Background To Xbox Series X And S
Apply it now!
Late last night, EA decided to join in on the Star Wars day celebrations by bringing a brand new Star Wars Jedi: Survivor dynamic background to Xbox Series X and S consoles. The background is quite a subtle one, but it looks eerily beautiful and is a solid addition to the growing list of dynamic Xbox backgrounds now available. We...
News Titanfall Game Director Working On 'Something New' At EA
"The mission is to find the fun in something new"
In a new interview with outlet Axios, veteran Respawn Entertainment developer Vince Zampella discussed everything going on behind the scenes at the EA-owned studio. The team has only just launched Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, but it seems to have lots of other projects in the works already. Indeed,...
News Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Critical Save Error Encountered On Xbox Series X
An "unexpected" game breaking bug
The video game protagonist Cal Kestis is back this week in Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, and while the game's been critically praised so far, from a technical perspective on the user end it's not going so great right now. PC is the platform that seemingly has the most problems (with Respawn and EA issuing an official...
Video Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Xbox Series X Vs. Xbox Series S Comparison
How the two consoles stack up
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor is officially out in the wild as of today, which means players across all platforms have been experiencing what Respawn's brand new Star Wars sequel has to offer. While initial reviews for the game have been nothing short of fantastic for the most part, there have been some grumblings about...
News EA Asks Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Players To Avoid Sharing Spoilers
"Please be mindful of others"
Later this week marks the return of Cal Kestis in the story-driven action adventure Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. This new entry by Respawn Entertainment will continue Cal's increasingly desperate fight as the galaxy descends into darkness. While we don't know everything just yet, when players do finally get their hands on...
News EA Drops Extended Look At 'Immortals Of Aveum' FPS Gameplay
This looks frenetic!
'EA Originals' has delivered some interesting games as of late — like February's Wild Hearts on Xbox — and the next in line from the publisher looks just as intriguing. Immortals of Aveum is a magic-based FPS coming to current-gen only platforms in July 2023, and here's a fresh look at the game. Last week we were introduced...
News EA's New Magical FPS 'Immortals Of Aveum' Is Launching On Xbox In July 2023
This one has crept up on us!
The 'EA Originals' program recently delivered Koei Tecmo's Monster Hunter-like Wild Hearts, and in just a few months' time we'll see another big budget title from the publishing program. Today, the team has revealed a brand new trailer for 'Immortals of Aveum', EA's new magic-based FPS coming to Xbox this summer. This...
News Star Wars Jedi: Survivor's Final Gameplay Trailer Is Here Ahead Of Xbox Launch This Month
Straight out of Star Wars Celebration 2023
Respawn Entertainment's Star Wars Jedi: Survivor launch is upon us, as the upcoming single player Star Wars adventure heads to Xbox Series X and S on April 28th. Shortly ahead of the team's launch, they've delivered a final gameplay trailer as part of Star Wars Celebration 2023. We've dropped the trailer...
News Four More EA Titles Will Close Their Online Servers On Xbox In 2023
Following DICE's recent announcement
Yesterday, EA DICE revealed that three Battlefield games would be going permanently offline in the coming months, as the team is "shifting focus towards current and future" titles. Following this announcement, we took another look at EA's 'Online Services Shutdown' support page and spotted four more games that...
News Three EA Games Are Being Fully Delisted On Xbox This April
Update: Mirror's Edge is staying put!
Update: We've got some good news! For those who were disappointed about Mirror's Edge getting delisted on Xbox, EA has since corrected the original post and confirmed that the game will be staying put. Phew! "An earlier version of this announcement included Mirror's Edge. That was an error. We currently have...
News Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Welcomes You To The Galaxy In New Story Trailer
Lightsabers at the ready
Respawn's upcoming Star Wars sequel is fast approaching, with Star Wars Jedi: Survivor hitting Xbox Series X and S on April 28th. A little over a month out from Cal's next galaxy-spanning adventure, the team has dropped its latest story trailer, and the game is looking very nice indeed. We're treated to a little under two...
News Need For Speed Unbound Gets First Free Content Update This Month
Coming March 21
Criterion Games and EA have unveiled the first proper post-launch update for Need for Speed Unbound, arriving March 21st on all platforms. New content is coming with the "evolution of Lakeshore Online"; the game's multiplayer mode. As part of this, we're seeing a few new cars being added to the roster. You can unlock these via...
News Skate 4 Playtest Gameplay Shows First Footage Of 2023
Grind n' fall
Skate 4 developer Full Circle has dropped another highlight reel of its ongoing insider playtest, showcasing a bunch of clips from February's testing sessions. The game looks to have progressed a little bit since last year's footage, but still, the team's long-in-development Skate reboot looks a ways off launching yet doesn't it?...
Poll What Do You Think Of EA's Wild Hearts So Far?
Have you played the Game Pass trial? What do you think?
EA and Koei Tecmo have been working away on their Monster Hunter competitor for some time now, and the result of that labour — in the form of Wild Hearts — is now out in the... wild. Anyway, enough of our silly puns, we'd like to know how you've been getting on with the game so far. In our...
Pick One Which Is Your Favourite 'EA Originals' Game On Xbox?
It Takes Two? Wild Hearts? Let us know!
It's time for another round of Pick One! This week, to celebrate the release of Wild Hearts as part of the EA Originals program, we thought we'd take a look back at the history of that "Originals" initiative on Xbox. In case you didn't know, EA Originals is something the company has been working on for a few...
Roundup Here's What The Critics Are Saying About EA's 'Wild Hearts'
Initial reviews are in
We've been hearing quite a lot about EA's answer to Monster Hunter in recent weeks - and we're about to hear a whole lot more! The review embargo for Wild Hearts is now up ahead of tomorrow's Xbox launch, and the reviews are beginning to trickle in, including here at Pure Xbox! Check out our review below: <related...
Feature EA DICE's Sole 'Medal Of Honor' Game Shuts Down This Week, And We Wanted To See More
It's a shame the studio never got a 2nd attempt
Most of you probably remember the Medal of Honor series from its so-called 'glory days' of the early 2000s. A bunch of WW2-themed MoH titles graced the original Xbox back then, before the series started to die off in tandem with Call of Duty's meteoric Modern Warfare-fuelled rise to stardom. However,...
News EA's 'BOGOF' Xbox Sale Returns, With A Different Batch Of Games
Cheaper options, but not cheap enough!
Last month, EA brought a 'Buy One Get One Free' sale to Xbox Live, offering up a selection of recent titles as part of a two for one deal. Well, the same promo format has returned this month, only this time it features a lineup of mostly older and cheaper titles. EA's current BOGOF sale is now live through...
News Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Looks Impressive In New 9 Minute Gameplay Demo
Not long to wait!
Respawn's upcoming Star Wars: Jedi sequel may have suffered a short delay to April 2023 recently, but it seems like Star Wars Jedi: Survivor's marketing cycle is about to kick into gear anyway. We've only seen bits and pieces on the upcoming title since its
News 'Titanfall 3' Hopes Dashed As EA Reportedly Cancels Unannounced Respawn Project
'Titanfall 3' has been on our hypothetical wishlist for years at this point - in fact, probably since right after we wrapped up Titanfall 2's fantastic single-player campaign way back in 2016. EA doesn't seem to have gotten the memo though, at least according to a new Bloomberg report about an internal cancellation. Journalist Jason...
News EA Delays Star Wars Jedi: Survivor For 'Crucial' Extra Polish Time
Now arriving a bit later
This one is a little unexpected! Seemingly out of nowhere, EA has delayed the upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Survivor out of its March release date, to allow for a bit of extra development time ahead of launch. Thankfully, the delay isn't a long one. Respawn Entertainment's upcoming action adventure now hits all platforms on...
News Dead Space Remake Scores Big With The Critics As First Reviews Go Live
Launching on Xbox this week!
Ready for the Dead Space remake? The game launches as soon as tomorrow (January 27th) for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, and the review embargo has just lifted, so we've got a bunch of impressions to bring your way. Unfortunately, our review won't be ready until after launch as we were unable to obtain a review code...
News Dead Space Remake To Contain Two Performance Modes On Xbox Series X
Ray tracing is featured!
EA Motive's upcoming Dead Space remake is right around the corner, and ahead of the game's Xbox Series X|S launch, the team has revealed how the game will perform on consoles. "Console players" are getting two modes with this remake - a 'Quality' mode at 4K / 30FPS with ray tracing features, and a 'Performance' mode at...
News Xbox Is Offering 'Buy One, Get One Free' On Select EA Games This January
Just when we thought this week's 'Last Chance' sale would end up being the final major promotion for a good while, Xbox is now offering up a new 'buy one, get one free' sale focusing on recent EA releases. We spotted this one late last night here in the UK, with the promotion now live through the weekend and wrapping up on Monday, January...
Video EA Showcases First 18 Minutes Of The 'Dead Space' Xbox Series X|S Remake
It's looking good!
Back in October, EA finally showed some gameplay of its upcoming Dead Space remake, which officially launches on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S in January 2023. Our first taste of the game's current-gen makeover left us wanting more, and well, EA has now provided that courtesy of IGN. The team has just dropped almost 20 minutes...
News EA Adds Three 'Medal Of Honor' Games To 2023 Server Closure List
It's a growing tally
Medal Of Honor has been dormant for some time on Xbox, with the series' only recent release coming in the form of Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond for PCVR. While the future of the series following 'Above and Beyond' is unclear, the fate of some Xbox 360-era titles has sadly been confirmed - they're set to close down soon...
News Need For Speed Unbound Impresses At Over 1080P, 60FPS On Xbox Series S
"It's pretty amazing"
We've been digging into Need For Speed Unbound over the past few days - in fact, we should have some of our own impressions to share on the game fairly shortly! Our time so far has been spent playing on Xbox Series X, where the game hits 4K / 60FPS for some sweet, smooth racing. However, it looks like Unbound is pretty...
News Burnout Developer Criterion Believes A New Entry 'Would Be Absolutely Phenomenal Now'
"I would love to do that"
British developer Criterion Games may well be hard at work on this year's Need for Speed Unbound release, but the team hasn't forgot about its famous Burnout series. Burnout is still held in incredibly high regard by a lot of arcade racing fans, who eagerly await its potential return. Well, that could indeed happen at some...
News EA Kills Project CARS As Part Of 'An Update To Our Racing Portfolio'
"We have made the decision to stop further development..."
EA has been reshuffling its racing division following its acquisition of developer Codemasters, and that appears to have resulted in some unfortunate casualties. The first of these has been confirmed this week by EA (via GamesIndustry.biz): Project CARS is officially cancelled. The racing...
News FIFA 23's Free World Cup Update Comes To Xbox Series X|S Next Week
International football returns
The 2023 FIFA World Cup starts later this month, and as part of this - Electronic Arts will be releasing its free 'World Cup' update for FIFA 23 on 9th November. Players will be able to participate in the "full" FIFA World Cup 2022 experience as one of the 32 qualified nations. You'll also be able to customise your...
News EA Announces 'Multi-Title' Action Adventure Game Deal With Marvel
Iron Man is first up
There's big news coming out of Electronic Arts today with the company announcing it's committing to a "long-term deal" with comicbook giant Marvel (known for Spider-Man, X-Men and more) to develop "at least three" brand new action-adventure games. These games will be available for both "consoles and PC", and each will have an...
News The Sims 4 Is Now Entirely Free-To-Play On Xbox
Game Pass Ultimate gets a free expansion too!
EA has decided to transition The Sims 4 into a fully free-to-play title on Xbox, more than five years after its initial launch on the platform. The team feels that whilst new expansions are still in the works for the game and they are "committed" to the future of The Sims, now is the right time to move...
News Need For Speed Unbound Gives Off 'Underground' Vibes In New Gameplay Trailer
Need For Speed Unbound heads to Xbox Series X and S in less than two months, and EA is finally beginning to reveal proper gameplay of Criterion's new racer. While we were treated to a few clips earlier this month, this new trailer shows some extended sequences in action and we're getting major NFS Underground vibes here. Something...
News 11 EA Games Are Closing Their Xbox Servers In The Next Few Months
The list continues to grow
Back in early August, we brought the news that a bunch of EA games were set to close their online servers in the near future, and the company has since added to that list with quite a few additions, so let's take a look at the updates. Of the new additions to the list, the highlights this time around are arguably the...
News Need For Speed Unbound Gameplay Reveal Shows In-Depth Customization
Choose your style
EA has just showcased its first look at Need for Speed Unbound gameplay ahead of the game's launch in December. The brief trailer — along with its accompanying Tweet — reveals some interesting info about what Unbound is aiming for. That objective appears to be customization, and lots of it. The snippets show different...
News Need For Speed Unbound Next-Gen Performance Targets Revealed
The series is ditching Xbox One
Need For Speed Unbound has been officially unveiled by EA, and developer Criterion's upcoming take on the series is going in a brand-new direction. Not only is the team opting for a stylized, cell-shaded look, but we're also finally getting increased performance on consoles thanks to a focus on next-gen tech. Talking...
News Need For Speed Unbound Brings Stylized Street Racing To Xbox This December
Well, here it is! EA has officially revealed 2022's 'Need For Speed' title, and it's launching this year! Need For Speed Unbound is a current-gen-only racer from Criterion, and it hits Xbox Series X|S on December 2nd. The game's first trailer confirms what leaked just yesterday; Unbound is going in a very different direction for Need...
News Need For Speed 2022 Leaked Images Reveal Unique New Direction For The Series
Unbound by the past
Update: EA has now revealed Need For Speed: Unbound with a release date of December 2nd, 2022! Original story: Just about a week ago we heard reports that the reveal of Need for Speed 2022 was right around the corner, and that it'd be titled 'Unbound'. Well, a new listing via Japanese site
News The New Dead Space Is $70, But It's Cheaper With Xbox Game Pass
Cutting the cost
Thinking of picking up the new Dead Space remake? The first gameplay trailer dropped earlier today, and it's shaping up to be a stunner when it arrives on January 27th, 2023. Plus, there's some good news for Game Pass members! Although the game is being priced at an eye-watering £69.99 / $69.99 for Xbox Series X and Series S,...
News Dead Space Remake Looks Seriously Epic In First Gameplay Trailer
Is it January yet?
It's crazy to think we're now just under four months away from the release of EA's Dead Space remake on January 27th, 2023! With the launch fast approaching, we've been treated to our first proper look at gameplay with a new trailer. While the trailer is only a couple of minutes long, it gives us a good look at the game's...
News Need For Speed 'Unbound' Will Reportedly Mark Franchise Return This December
Criterion in the driving seat
It's been a while since we've seen much of anything from the Need for Speed series, in fact, NFS Heat launched way back in 2019 and we've not seen a game in the series since. Well, it's looking like that's about to change as a new report says to expect a Need for Speed reveal imminently. Again coming from Insider...
News Monster Hunter-like 'Wild Hearts' Revealed By EA, Coming To Xbox In February 2023
"Master ancient tech to hunt down giant beasts"
EA has fully revealed its Monster Hunter-like 'Wild Hearts' after teasing its announcement earlier this week. The game's first trailer showcases what Wild Hearts is going for thematically, and the team says to expect a proper gameplay reveal on October 5th. Speaking of nearby dates, Wild Hearts'...
News DICE Teases 'Special Event' For Battlefield 2042 This October
Featuring "intense close-quarters combat"
Battlefield 2042's first update since season 2 launched late last month has been revealed, featuring a major rework to one of the game's base maps, Renewal. Elsewhere, the patch is filled with bug fixes, mostly, but developer DICE has teased something intriguing for next month. Sometime around "mid...
News Disney Reportedly Aiming For New 'Star Wars' Titles Every 6 Months
Now that the license is freed up
Insider Gaming's Tom Henderson is reporting that Disney's internal Star Wars schedule is now aiming for new games every six months or so, including "one major AAA title and one smaller game" per year. The report also lists the Star Wars titles we already know are in development right now, although some aren't set to...
News EA Sees 'Tremendous Opportunity' If Call Of Duty Goes Xbox Exclusive
Beyond the existing agreement
There's been a lot of back and forth recently between Xbox and PlayStation over the future of Call of Duty. Microsoft feels that it's laid out a generous plan for the next few years of CoD if the Activision deal goes through, while Sony doesn't feel the same way. Now, EA has had something to say on the matter; they...