Tag: Ea

  • News EA Confirms Battlefield 6 Will Be A Cross-Gen Release

    Official reveal scheduled for this June

    Although there were rumours last month that EA'S next entry in the Battlefield series would not support older platforms like the Xbox One, it seems this is not the case. During the company's full-year earnings call on Tuesday, EA's CEO Andrew Wilson clarified the game will be coming to "current-gen and...

  • News EA To Publish New IP Developed By Assassin's Creed Actor's Studio

    As part of the EA Originals label

    Did you know that the actor for Bayek in Assassin's Creed Origins set up a game development studio in 2019? It's called Silver Rain Games, and EA is set to publish its first title under the EA Originals banner. Silver Rain, founded by Abubakar Salim and Melissa Phillips (with a staff of around 20 people), is...

  • News EA’s ‘Highly Ambitious’ Game Gaia Has Reportedly Been Cancelled After Six Years

    It was shown during 2020’s EA Play presentation

    Remember last year’s EA Play presentation? You may or may not, but it featured a project that’s been in the pipeline, well... until now, as it seems the game has unfortunately been cancelled. According to a new Bloomberg report, the game, which was under the codename Gaia, has been cancelled,...

  • News Dragon Age 4 Is Reportedly Dropping All Planned Multiplayer Features

    It'll now be a single-player only RPG

    We still don't know too much about BioWare's upcoming Dragon Age 4 just yet, but according to a report from Bloomberg, the developer has been given permission to drop all of the game's planned multiplayer features. The report suggests that the success of Respawn's single-player adventure Star Wars Jedi: Fallen...

  • News The Deal Is Done, Codemasters Is Now Officially Owned By EA

    "This is the beginning of an exciting new era"

    It was back in December that EA placed a $1.2 billion offer for racing specialists Codemasters (surpassing Take-Two's original bid for the studio), and now the deal has officially been completed. As a result, the DiRT, Formula One, GRID and Project Cars franchises all belong to EA, "enabling greater...

  • News Take-Two Admits Losing Codemasters To EA Was 'Disappointing'

    The company is still on the lookout for new teams

    After losing out to EA when it was originally set to buy out the company, Take-Two has said it was disappointed over losing racing specialists Codemasters. While Take-Two originally had its sights set on securing Codemasters, EA later came in with a $1.2 billion offer which was favoured. In a recent...

  • News EA's Acquisition Of Codemasters Set To Be Sanctioned Next Month

    Codemasters directors vote in favour

    EA's bid to acquire Codemasters continues to progress, as the directors of the Dirt, Dirt Rally and F1 studio have agreed to vote in favour of the $1.2 billion offer, with the decision now officially binding (thanks VGC). That means if another company now comes in with a higher bid for Codemasters, the studio...

  • News EA Is Working On Multiple Star Wars Projects, Confirms Lucasfilm Games

    "Our relationship has never been stronger"

    The announcement of the Lucasfilm Games brand coupled with new Star Wars and Indiana Jones games from Ubisoft and Bethesda respectively has raised some questions about whether EA will continue to make Star Wars games going forward, but according to Lucasfilm Games VP Douglas Reilly, that is very much the...

  • News EA Looks Set To Acquire Codemasters As Take-Two Pulls Offer

    Is it a done deal?

    There's been an interesting battle between EA and Take-Two in recent months for the acquisition of racing specialists Codemasters, but EA remains in the driving seat for now, with Take-Two pulling its original offer (thanks VGC). Take-Two initially reached an agreement to acquire the studio back in November for around £750m...

  • News EA Agrees $1.2 Billion Deal To Acquire Codemasters

    Leaving Take-Two in the dust

    Update (Mon 14th Dec, 2020 10:00 GMT): And just like that, the deal is on! As per GamesIndustry.biz, EA has agreed to acquire Codemasters for approximately $1.2 billion, with the deal set to complete in the first quarter of 2021. Here's EA CEO Andrew Wilson had to say about the acquisition: "Our industry is growing,...

  • News EA Play Joining Xbox Game Pass Is About Making Its Games 'Frictionless'

    According to EA's SVP of strategic growth

    Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service received a huge boost in value last week when it was announced that EA Play was being integrated at no extra charge, bringing over 60 full games to Xbox console and PC, along with many other benefits including discounts on EA purchases and free trials of upcoming...

  • News EA Disables In-Game Replay Ads In UFC 4 After Heavy Backlash

    "We realize that this should have been communicated with players ahead of time"

    It was highlighted yesterday by the UFC 4 community on Reddit that EA had decided to implement in-game commercials during replays and as part of overlays, which originally hadn't been present in the game. As you can imagine, this drew a lot of backlash from the...

  • News Former Xbox Live Head Joins EA To Work On Skate Franchise

    "I've been a huge fan of Skate for over a decade"

    You might remember that late last month, we reported that Xbox Live GM Dan McCulloch was leaving Microsoft after spending 15 years with the company. Now, he's announced that he's joined EA as part of the Skate team. The next entry in the Skate series was recently revealed at EA Play Live 2020, and...

  • News The Crysis Trilogy Has Been Added To EA Access On Xbox One

    Download each game from The Vault

    Crytek might have delayed its remaster of Crysis, but that doesn't necessarily mean you have to wait around for it. Instead of that, why not play the original trilogy published by EA? It's now available via the EA Access vault on Xbox One. If you would like to relive these gloriously good-looking games on this...

  • Reminder Get One Month Of EA Access On Xbox For Just 99 Cents

    Offer ends June 29

    Although E3 was cancelled this year, a lot of video game publishers were still able to host presentations online. One of the most recent and perhaps memorable broadcasts was EA Play Live a few weeks ago. During this event, EA showed off upcoming releases like Star Wars: Squadrons and announced Skate 4 was in develo

  • News EA Plans To 'Double Down' On Developing Star Wars Games

    The force remains with EA

    EA has been singing the praises of its partnership with Disney and Star Wars in a recent "fireside chat," revealing that it's planning to "double down" on making Star Wars games (thanks Gamespot). CEO Andrew Wilson highlighted that both Star Wars Battlefront 1 and 2 have sold around 35 million copies combined, while

  • Deals Get A Month Of EA Access On Xbox One For Less Than £1/$1

    Play 70+ EA games for less than £1!

    If you've been thinking about joining EA Access for a while, now is the time to do so! The popular subscription service is offering a month's access for just 79p ($0.99) over the next 14 days. So, what do you get with EA Access? The biggest attraction is The Vault, which includes the full versions of over 70 EA...

  • News EA's Rumoured Mass Effect Trilogy Reportedly Targeting A Fall 2020 Release

    More info expected to be revealed next week

    You might recall last month how Venture Beat ran a story about the possible return of Commander Shepard in a Mass Effect trilogy. Although we were meant to be finding out if this was more than a rumour this week, EA Play has obviously been postponed until next week. This hasn't necessarily stopped us from...

  • News EA Play Live 2020 Has Been Postponed Until June 18

    Pushed back a week

    EA has announced that its EA Play Live event that was scheduled to take place next week on June 11th has been pushed back to June 18th. The company revealed the new date in a statement on Twitter. "With the important conversations taking place and important voices being heard around the world right now, we're moving our time to...

  • Rumour EA To Reveal Star Wars: Project Maverick Next Week

    This is where the fun begins

    It was back in March that a mysterious Star Wars game called "Maverick" appeared to leak on the PlayStation Network, featuring the piece of artwork you see above. Yesterday, following the reveal of EA studio Motive Montreal's new Twitter account, various industry insiders made reference to an impending Star Wars...

  • News EA Doesn't Sound Like It's Interested In Making Skate 4

    Pro skater spills the beans

    The skateboarding genre is experiencing somewhat of a resurgence - with Skater XL due out in July, and Activision yesterday announcing the first two Tony Hawk's two games would be receiving a remaster this September. There's also Session to anticipate. What are the chances of EA's beloved Skate series making a comeback,...

  • News EA's Skate 3 Was Released 10 Years Ago Today

    We miss you Coach Frank

    The third entry in EA's popular Skate series was released all the way back on May 11, 2010, and we haven't heard a peep from the franchise on Xbox since! Regardless, Skate 3 continues to enjoy an excellent reception to this day, and remains a popular backwards compatible title on Xbox One. Known for being a more...

  • News EA's HD Remaster Is Believed To Be The Mass Effect Trilogy

    Save the galaxy, again

    One of the best series during the Xbox 360 generation was Mass Effect. Believe it or not, but the first entry was actually published by Microsoft Game Studios and exclusive to the system for many years. It would be fantastic to see the return of Shepard and his crew across all three original games, but what are the chances of...

  • News EA Suggests It Will Support Smart Delivery On Xbox Series X

    Free next-gen updates

    EA revealed lots of new details during its earnings call yesterday, including a roadmap of upcoming titles and confirmation that the company will be launching EA Sports games on Xbox Series X later this year. Additionally, it also suggested that free upgrades to next-gen versions will be available for at least some of its games...

  • News EA Hints At Sequel To Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

    "The first title in an entirely new franchise”

    We held a poll for the best Star Wars game on Xbox the other day here at Pure Xbox, and 2019's Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order almost came out on top! We've got good news for those who voted for it, as EA has suggested the game might be getting one or more sequels in the future. This was teased during...

  • News EA Plans To Launch 14 New Titles Between Now And Next March

    Expect to hear more at EA Play Live

    Following its Q4 financial results, EA told investors it had 14 games arriving between now and March 2021 across multiple platforms. EA chief executive officer Andrew Wilson elaborated on this, explaining how the list included four new sports titles along with an unannounced one, four more games drawing on the...

  • News EA Confirms The Next Battlefield Is Coming In 2021

    Likely for Xbox Series X

    Just last week, EA and developer DICE noted that Battlefield V was to receive its final new content update later this summer, and now EA has confirmed the next entry in the Battlefield series will be arriving next year. And based on past comments, we're pretty sure it's coming to Xbox Series X as well. We already knew the...

  • News Star Wars Battlefront 2 Is "Complete" After 25 Free Content Updates

    May the force be with you

    After more than two years, the Star Wars Battlefront II creative director Dennis Brännvall has announced the game's "incredible" journey across 25 free content updates will finally come to an end with The Battle on Scarif. Here's a bit more about what to expect from this latest update: Today, we’re bringing you the...

  • News Battlefield V Is Getting Its Final Major Content Update This Summer

    "Thank you all for joining this journey"

    It's been almost a year and a half since Battlefield V first launched for Xbox One, and EA has now revealed the game will be getting its final standalone update in the summer, featuring new content, weapons and game tweaks. The company says it's targeting a June release for this update. It won't be the end...

  • News EA Hints Battlefield V Might Be Coming To Xbox Game Pass Soon

    Bring it on

    It was a busy day for Xbox Game Pass yesterday, with Microsoft announcing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate Perks, as well as various incomings and outgoings for the games library. And now, it looks like we may be getting another huge title added soon in the form of Battlefield V. Following a tweet posted by Xbox Game Pass yesterday about the...

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    Xbox One

    Review Star Wars: Battlefront

    A New Hope?

    There's been an awakening. Have you felt it? From soup commercials to comic books, toys to movies, it's impossible to ignore the force that Star Wars has over the entertainment realm this holiday season. The hype even extends to the video game world, as the beloved Star Wars: Battlefront series is making a return after a 10-year snooze...

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    Xbox One

    Review Battlefield: Hardline

    Gettin' tough?

    Like the Call of Duty franchise, Battlefield has been doing the same thing for a few years now, and some could argue that the result is becoming a bit stale. While Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare aimed to shake things up with futuristic weaponry and gadgets to spice up both the single-player and the competitive space, it still largely...

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    Xbox 360

    Review Battlefield 4

    Children of the Levolution™

    It's always somewhat difficult deciding on how to review such heavily multiplayer-centric games. There's no shortage of single-player affairs on the market that feature a tacked-on multiplayer component, seemingly put together at the final hour in order to tick one of the many boxes that developers - or rather,...

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    Xbox 360

    Review Army of Two: The Devil's Cartel

    Missed step in a minefield?

    Let's get this clear right off the bat. BioShock Infinite has been ingrained in the public psyche for the last few weeks. This game is not BioShock Infinite. Where BioShock was crafted for years, painstakingly disassembled, reassembled and revised in the hope that it will somehow transcend the usual video game tropes and...

  • Rumour EA Bringing The Sims and SSX to Kinect

    Play the domain game

    There may not be many official Kinect game announcements these days, but that doesn't mean there aren't Kinect games in the works, and EA may have a couple of big ones up its giant corporate sleeves. Microsoft recently registered several domains that point to Kinect-enabled versions of popular franchises The Sims and SSX:...

  • News Harry Potter Casts Magic Spell on Kinect This Week

    Today in the US, Friday for Europe

    Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I is an unexpected milestone for Kinect: it's the first title to be labelled as "Better with Kinect", rather than the usual "Kinect Sensor Required" tag on the box. Whilst the main game is playable with a regular controller, the Kinect-specific content...