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News: PlayStation Plus Not Required for Free Battlefield 1 Beta

PlayStation Plus Not Required for Free Battlefield 1 Beta

EA-very little helps

You won't need a PlayStation Plus subscription to give Battlefield 1 a spin this week. The free beta's set to deploy on 31st August for everyone, with Battlefield Insider members unlocking early access as we type. And with the server stress test imminent, EA has tweeted out that you won't need an active subscription in order...

Live: Watch EA's Gamescom 2016 Press Conference Right Here

Watch EA's Gamescom 2016 Press Conference Right Here

Battlefield 1! Titanfall 2! Mass Effect Andromeda?

It threatens to be a much quieter Gamescom without Sony taking to the stage, but EA is holding a press conference, and we're sure that it will have a title or two worth showing. Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, and FIFA 17 are all likely to feature heavily during its briefing, with the action getting...

Gamescom 2016: Drop a Titan on Your PS4 This Weekend with Free Titanfall 2 Beta

Drop a Titan on Your PS4 This Weekend with Free Titanfall 2 Beta

Fight or flight

It's been a long, long wait, but Titanfall will finally make its PlayStation 4 bow this weekend, as Respawn Entertainment launches Titanfall 2's open multiplayer beta. The sample period will stretch from 19th August through 21st August, and then there'll be a second stress test from 26th August to 28th August. Initially there'll...

Gamescom 2016: Battlefield 1's New PS4 Trailer Looks Unbelievable

Battlefield 1's New PS4 Trailer Looks Unbelievable

Off the rails

We're still not sure we believe the validity of Battlefield 1's obligatory 'In-Game Footage' disclaimer, but if the final game comes anything close to this on the PlayStation 4 – or, indeed, the Neo – then it may end up being the best looking title ever made. Just look at this: we see combat in a desert, with horses, jeeps, and...

News: Star Wars Battlefront's Final DLC Will Be Rogue One Themed

Star Wars Battlefront's Final DLC Will Be Rogue One Themed

We shall fight on the beaches

Star Wars Battlefront's final expansion pack – due this Holiday after the upcoming Death Star add-on – will be based upon the forthcoming Rogue One movie. The tidbit was confirmed at Star Wars Celebration this weekend, with confirmation that Scarif – the movie's tropical location – will be used as the basis for...

News: Amy Hennig's Star Wars Game Sounds a Lot Like Uncharted

Amy Hennig's Star Wars Game Sounds a Lot Like Uncharted

Surprise

Amy Hennig played a huge role in the success of the Uncharted series, so it's no real surprise to learn that the Star Wars game which she's working on with Dead Space developer Visceral sounds a lot like Nate Drake's escapades. In fact, speaking during a panel at Star Wars Celebration, the creative director admitted that her approach to...

News: PS4 Shooter Battlefield 1 to Launch with 10 Maps

PS4 Shooter Battlefield 1 to Launch with 10 Maps

Multiplayer modes and more leaked

Battlefield 1's pre-release beta has been data-mined by people with too much time on their hands, so EA and DICE's marketing plans are now more or less in tatters. This isn't any old leak: practically every detail about the first-person shooter has been posted on Reddit, from its list of weapons right the way...

News: BioWare Explains Why it Went for a Female Main Character in Mass Effect: Andromeda's E3 Trailer

BioWare Explains Why it Went for a Female Main Character in Mass Effect: Andromeda's E3 Trailer

"We're embracing character creation"

You've seen the Mass Effect: Andromeda E3 2016 trailer by now, right? If so, then you may or may not know that around the 1:30 mark, we get our first real glimpse of the game's customisable main character, Ryder. Much like Commander Shepard, Ryder can be male or female depending on your preference, but unlike...

News: Criterion's Teased Racing Game Has Been Cancelled

Criterion's Teased Racing Game Has Been Cancelled

Project burnt out after two years of silence

Back at E3 2014, Burnout creators Criterion Games showed some early footage of its multi-vehicle racer, showing players switching mid-race between ATVs, wingsuits, planes, helicopters, jet-skis, and other vehicles, exciting many people. However, it seems that, after two years of uncertainty on the...

E3 2016: Did You Want Space Battles? Star Wars Battlefront VR Has Space Battles

Did You Want Space Battles? Star Wars Battlefront VR Has Space Battles

Well, kind of

We were among the disappointed fans when we found out that DICE's Star Wars Battlefront wouldn't have dogfights between X-Wings and TIE Fighters among the stars while taking down Star Destroyers and Corellian Corvettes. It's a high-flying fantasy for sure, and it looks like the developer has responded to the reception with a light...