Tag: Ea Games - Page 4
News A Way Out Developer Hazelight to Receive All Profits, EA 'Not Making a Single Dollar'
"All I've got is support from EA"
The man leading development on A Way Out, Josef Fares, is notorious for his outspoken nature. He's certainly an entertaining and charismatic figure, but he clearly isn't shy when it comes to speaking about the business side of things. Fares has been touring A Way Out for previews recently, and an interesting quote...
News Burnout Paradise Remastered More Than a Mere Port
Digital Foundry weighs in
Burnout Paradise Remastered has actually been cleaned up more than initial impressions may lead you to believe, as Digital Foundry has gone to town with the re-release in its latest comparison video. While the footage focuses primarily on the Xbox One X edition, you can expect many of these improvements to scale to the...
News Burnout Paradise Remastered PS4 Trophy List Speeds Online
It's almost identical
The trophies for Burnout Paradise Remastered have made their way online, and unsurprisingly, the list is almost exactly the same as the original PS3 game. However, there are some differences worth pointing out. For those who've never played the game, it's a pretty straightforward list, but it's enormous, thanks to the DLC...
News New Burnout Paradise Remastered Trailer Heightens the Hype Ahead of Launch
The race is on
EA has uploaded a new trailer for Burnout Paradise Remastered ahead of its impending launch next week, and you can check it out above. It certainly focuses on what makes Burnout such a beloved series - high speeds, tasty drifts, big air, and wanton destruction - and it's effective, getting us here at Push Square Towers revved up for...
Rumour Battlefield 2 Will Take Series to the Trenches of World War II
Update: It may be called Battlefield V, actually
In perhaps the most depressingly obvious rumour of 2018 thus far, Venture Beat is reporting that the next entry in DICE’s ridiculously popular first-person shooter franchise will be named Battlefield 2. And yes, it’ll be set during World War 2. Does this mean that 2020’s inevitable Battlefield 3...
News Looks Like We're Getting Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 3
Game's name leeked
An Amazon listing for a Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare comic book suggests a third entry in the series is on the way. The product page for the book reads, "Paul Tobin returns to write the official comic book bridge between video games PvZ: GW2 and PvZ: GW3 with Tim Lattie returning to deliver artwork!" No official...
News Josef Fares' A Way Out Has Gone Gold
Way to go
A Way Out, EA's upcoming co-op narrative adventure, has gone gold. The game's director, Josef Fares, took to Twitter to announce the game's status. If Josef Fares isn't ringing any bells, he's the mind behind Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. He also went viral during an intervi
News EA Play Returns in June for Annual E3 Bonanza
Battlefield! Anthem! Sports!
Electronic Arts’ annual E3-but-totally-not-E3 extravaganza will return on 9th June through 11th June, with fans once again admitted entry free of charge. Scheduled to take place at the Hollywood Palladium, the publisher claims that it’s a “place to connect with our games and each other, whether you’re joining us...
Soapbox Why Burnout Paradise Makes Perfect Sense as EA's First Remaster
Stephen thinks the forward-thinking online features will thrive on PS4
Remasters and remakes are big business nowadays. Sony released a spruced up version of Shadow of the Colossus a couple of weeks ago, and it’s been extremely well received. Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy was a surprise success story for Activision, reviewing strongly and...
News Not Even EA's Greedy Enough to Add Microtransactions to Burnout Paradise Remastered
An erroneous product listing for Burnout Paradise Remastered sent the Internet into a bit of a spin overnight, as it mentioned “optional” in-game purchases for the upcoming re-release of Criterion’s classic arcade racer. It was, of course, just an error – but given EA’s recent history, many players had their pitchforks out...
News Burnout Paradise Remastered Finally Confirmed, First Footage and Screenshots Revealed
Includes all DLC
Well, there it is. EA has at last officially announced Burnout Paradise Remastered. This marks the publisher's first foray into the remastering business. In a press release, EA has confirmed the title will include all DLC packs, which includes the sizeable Big Surf Island expansion. In addition, it will run in glorious 4K at 60...
News The Burnout Paradise Remaster Rumour Mill Keeps On Turning
Oh won't you please take me home
Burnout Paradise Remastered has been a continuous possibility for the last couple of months, with rumours, retail listings, and more seemingly outing the project. Despite this, no official word on such a game has been made, and things have definitely quietened down recently. However, fresh evidence has cropped up...
News EA's Ambitious ANTHEM Officially Delayed into 2019
Battlefield due out in October
As reports had more or less already revealed, BioWare’s ambitious ANTHEM has been delayed until early 2019, with a new Battlefield game taking its Fall 2018 spot. There’s no further information on that Battlefield game, but you can probably expect guns, explosions, and collapsing buildings. It's due out in October...
News Ridiculous Rumour Suggests Microsoft Is Eyeing Up EA
Unlikely acquisition seems very unlikely
In arguably the most bizarre rumour we’ve read since Shenmue III and Final Fantasy VII were being touted as potential announcements at E3 2015, there’s bonkers talk of Microsoft lining up an acquisition of Electronic Arts – the publisher of FIFA and Madden. The actual basis for the...
News Star Wars Battlefront 2 Progression System Will Receive an Overhaul
The circle is now complete
EA has released an update on Star Wars Battlefront 2, detailing the major changes coming to the maligned shooter. Chief among these changes is a redone progression system. This has been the primary concern for players, as the inclusion of microtransactions and loot boxes caused a bit of a stink at launch. The publisher...
News American McGee Wants to Bring Back Alice
Curiouser and curiouser
American McGee’s adaptation of Lewis Carroll’s seminal novel Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland has forever divided opinion, but its twisted take on an otherwise whimsical universe remains somewhat iconic – even though it’s been almost seven years since the second game, Alice: Madness Returns, released on the...
News Burnout Paradise PS4 Remaster Listed by Yet Another Online Retailer
Driving us crazy
There's still no official word on Burnout Paradise heading to PS4, but this is one rumoured game that just won't go away. More smoke has been discovered in the form of another retailer listing the title as 'Burnout Paradise HD', with a release date of 30th March. The price in this instance is £39.99 RRP. Again, EA has said nothing...
News Fe May Ship with Some Form of In-Game Purchases
Update: Developer Zoink denies
Update: Zoink says there are no in-game purchases in Fe: And breathe! Original Article: Goddammit! Remember in yesterday's article where we hoped and prayed that Fe, next month's EA Originals title, wouldn't ship with lootboxes or any type of microtransactions? Well, it appears that was all in vain. The...
News Burnout Paradise Remaster Rumours Strengthen as Japan Gets a PS4 Release Date
Start your engines
It wasn't that long ago that rumours were swirling around a remastered version of Criterion's open world racer, Burnout Paradise. According to Gematsu, it seems the rumours are accurate, at least in Japan. The site states the PS4 remaster will release in the East on 16th March, which roughly tallies with the previous rumoured...
News Online Free Roam Heading to Need for Speed Payback in 2018
Happy New Goodyear
Need for Speed Payback is to be updated with a whole new way to play, according to a tweet from yesterday afternoon. Online free roaming will be added to the game for free later this year. At this stage, there's really not much else to report. We imagine there will be more information as the release draws near, but we doubt...
News What's Going on with Battlefield Bad Company 3?
Getting the squad back together
Like so many, we have fond memories of the Bad Company games. Battlefield’s beloved squad-based spin-off still has many fans today, so a return to the format makes sense, right? Judging by the reaction to rumours that DICE’s 2018 first-person shooter will be Bad Company 3, it sure seems like the right time. But is...
News Burnout Paradise Remaster Rumours Send the Web Wild
Take me back to the Paradise City
EA’s not really in the habit of remastering games, but rumours are swirling regarding a Burnout Paradise re-release. Nearing its 10th anniversary, the Criterion classic is still considered one of the greatest racing games of all-time by many, thanks to its arcade handling and entertaining sandbox setting. But is a...
News Star Wars Battlefront II Celebrates The Last Jedi with Four Weeks of Free Content
Story expansion, maps, characters
And this, we hate to say, is why Star Wars Battlefront II had microtransactions in it. EA has announced the first season of content for the first-person shooter, which will tie in to the release of The Last Jedi of course. Free for all players, the new content includes fresh single player story content, as well as...
News Nearly 80,000 People Have Signed a Petition to Revoke EA's Star Wars License
It's a conspiracy
Petitions never, ever work in the video game industry, but with nearly 80,000 people signing a petition to take the Star Wars game license away from Electronic Arts, it's clear that many consumers want to send a message to the controversial company following their antics of the past few weeks. EA's relationship with its customers...
Rumour A Way Out Won't Break Out of Prison Until 2019 on PS4
Potential internal e-mail
As with pretty much every rumour on the internet, take this one with a gain of salt, but if a leaked set of internal emails over at EA are to be believed, A Way Out won't be coming to the PlayStation 4 until 2019. The leaked memo describes the co-operative experience as "one of the most anticipated games of 2019". It then...
News EA: Battlefront 2 Scandal a Great Learning Experience, Not Giving Up on Microtransactions
"You don't want Darth Vader in pink"
The past few weeks have not deterred EA from pursuing the “notion of microtransactions”, although the company’s clearly been humbled by the controversy surrounding Star Wars Battlefront 2 – a scandal which it has described as a “great learning experience”. For those of you who’ve been living under a...
News Retrace the Steps Leading to EA's Star Wars Loot Box Scandal
Andrew Wilson's ultimate dream
Most of the videos about Star Wars Battlefront 2 and loot boxes are basically just ‘Tubers screaming obscenities into Blue Yeti microphones, but this one by Skill Up is ten times more damning: it includes actual research. The 25 minute clip is a little on the long side, but it packs some fascinating info, retracing...
News Analyst: Gamers Are Overreacting Over Star Wars, Publishers Should Increase Prices
A different perspective
Well, here’s a take you won’t be hearing on next week’s Jimquisition: KeyBanc Capital Markets analyst Evan Wingren believes that gamers are overreacting over Star Wars Battlefront 2’s microtransaction saga – and that publishers should increase the price of their software as they’re undercharging. We sure hope he...
News Need for Speed: Payback Alters Progression Amid Criticism
But has it actually improved?
EA’s pulling more U-turns than the ragtag group of rookie racers in Need for Speed: Payback’s boisterous campaign. Swedish developer Ghost Games has announced that – after reading community feedback – it’s in the process of tweaking the racer’s progression system, which unfortunately is a bit of a mess...
Round Up Star Wars Battlefront 2 Reviews Lurch Towards the Dark Side
Palpatine's having palpatations
The original Star Wars Battlefront was one of those edge cases where it attracted a mixed critical response but was actually reasonably well-liked by fans. With the sequel, publisher EA and developer DICE will have been hoping to improve upon the original’s Metacritic rating of 73 – but it’s going to have its...
News Sony's New Live Action Star Wars Commercial Plays the Nostalgia Card
Love at first Sith
Every love story starts and ends with Star Wars, right? Only in commercials? Fair enough, but it does make for a damn good ad, you’ve got to admit. Like the spot from a few years back, Sony is going hard with the nostalgia card here, as it markets Battlefront 2 at young adults who’ve grown up with George Lucas’ sci-fi...
News Star Wars Battlefront 2's Lootbox Fiasco Keeps Getting Worse
40 hours to unlock a Hero? Review code rebalanced?
No one could have predicted when DICE said it was doing away with community dividing DLC in Star Wars Battlefront 2 that things would turn out like this. The game has been absolutely slammed for its implementation of lootboxes and microtransactions – and as we near the title’s release, things...
News EA Acquires Titanfall Developer Respawn Weeks After Shutting Visceral
Acquisition fee could rise as high as $455 million
Electronic Arts has acquired Titanfall developer Respawn Entertainment for a fee which could rise as high as $455 million. The news comes just weeks after the publisher closed down Dead Space developer Visceral Games and handed its troubled Star Wars project to its EA Motive team. While both EA and...
Round Up Need for Speed: Payback PS4 Reviews Are Neither Fast Nor Furious
Surprise! Need for Speed: Payback is out this week on the PlayStation 4. You may not have realised because EA has seemingly completely forgotten about the racer as well. And early reviews aren’t looking stellar at the time of typing. In a unique twist that never ever happens during the holiday period, we’re still waiting for our review...
News Maybe Don't Buy Star Wars Battlefront 2 at Launch
EA planning big discounts
EA’s said that it will “most likely” discount Star Wars Battlefront 2 around the release of The Last Jedi, which is due out on 15th December. It’s also hinted that there’ll be some “selective discounts” around the holidays, such as Thanksgiving and Christmas. Makes sense, right? Well, apart from the fact that...
News EA Moving to More Monetisable Open World Games
Some spent up to $15,000 on Mass Effect multiplayer cards
EA wants to release more games with “monetisable” open worlds, ex-BioWare staffer Manveer Heir has hinted in a 90-minute interview with Waypoint published over the weekend. The comments come in the wake of Visceral Games’ closure, where a statement from bigwig Patrick Soderlund seemed...
News Star Wars Battlefront 2's Single Player Certainly Makes for a Great Trailer
The Empire strikes back
Well, everyone asked for it – and it seems like it’s going to deliver. EA has released an all-new trailer for Star Wars Battlefront 2’s oft-requested single player campaign, and it makes for an impressive 90 second clip. In case you don’t already know, you’ll be assuming the role of Commander Iden Versio, as...
News EA Flings Dead Space Developer Visceral into Outer-Space
Studio shut down and Star Wars back to the drawing board
Visceral Games, the Californian developer best known for the Dead Space franchise, has been shut down. The studio most recently released Battlefield Hardline, which was met with mixed reviews. It’s since been working on an original Star Wars title helmed by Uncharted director Amy Hennig,...
Hands On Star Wars Battlefront 2 Is a Clumsy, Complicated Sequel
Not feeling the force
Have you heard that famous Steve Jobs quote where he implies people don’t really know what they want? It’s all we’ve been thinking about playing the Star Wars Battlefront 2 beta. The thing is, we complained about the original game: we said it lacked depth, customisation, and replay value. And we weren’t the only ones:...
News Star Wars Battlefront 2's Beta Is Now Free for Everyone By the Way
We Finn you'll wanna try it
You can now try out Star Wars Battlefront 2 for free on the PlayStation 4 – you don’t even need to have pre-ordered the title to get access. The download weighs in at 15.3GB and can be snagged through here; EA’s billing it as its biggest ever beta,
News Watch a Cut-Scene from Star Wars Battlefront 2's Story Mode
Don't shoot the Messenger
EA Games has released a full cut-scene from Star Wars Battlefront 2’s single player mode, and it’s pretty cool. The clip reveals that, while the Emperor may be dead, he’s still doing his bidding from beyond the grave via menacing androids that assume his visage. You’ll get to experience the full story from 17th...
News Star Wars Battlefront 2 Has More Offline Content Than Campaign
Arcade mode brings bot matches
Star Wars Battlefront 2 seems much more complete than its predecessor, adding space battles and a single player campaign to the mix. But there’s additional good news for offline players: Arcade mode will enable you to take the fight to a bunch of bots – and there’ll even be local split-screen support if that’s...
News Need for Speed: Payback's Open World Is the Largest in Franchise History
Need for Speed: Payback’s flashy Fortune City will be the largest open world in the franchise’s history. The glitzy adaptation of Las Vegas will become your proving grounds in Ghost Games’ latest, as you go in search of abandoned vehicles and enter into events against racing crews with different attributes. It’s looking good so...
News Here's Everything You Need to Know About Star Wars Battlefront 2 on PS4
John Boyega talks you through
What better way to sell Star Wars Battlefront 2 than have John Boyega talk you through it all? The star’s stopped by at EA Games headquarters to do a bit of voiceover outlining all of the modes, features, and improvements that you’ll find in the forthcoming sequel. We found this pretty informative actually: it...
News Star Wars Battlefront's Season Pass Is Free on PS4 Now
Get all the expansion packs without paying a penny
Star Wars Battlefront’s full Season Pass is currently free on the European PlayStation Store, meaning that you’ll be able to claim all of the sci-fi shooter's expansion packs without paying a penny. While some had originally assumed that this was an error, its cost has also been eradicated on...
Poll Should Sony Allow EA Access on PS4?
Back in 2014 when EA Access was announced, Sony said that it didn’t think the service represented value for money. An annual subscription like PlayStation Plus, the optional membership includes admission to a vault of games which can be downloaded and played as part of a subscription, and also unlocks early access to new rel
Gamescom 2017 Indie Adventure Fe Launches 2018 on PS4
Zoink Games’ distinctively coloured Fe – pronounced ‘fear’ to our uncultured ears – will launch in early 2018 on the PlayStation 4. The game – which was first announced at E3 2016 – will see you assume the role of a cub, as you explore a colourful forest and interact with its various flora and fauna. You can watch the...
Gamescom 2017 Need for Speed Payback Partners with BMW M5
A large chunk of EA’s Gamescom 2017 press conference earlier today was spent promoting the BMW M5 – presumably because the publisher has signed a marketing arrangement with the manufacturer. You can check out the vehicle in action courtesy of the Need for Speed Payback trailer embedded above, which is the only game you’ll be able...
Gamescom 2017 Star Wars Battlefront 2 Debuts Starfighter Assault Gameplay
You wanted space battles in your Star Wars Battlefront 2, and that’s exactly what EA Games debuted during its Gamescom 2017 press conference. The new Starfighter Assault mode – developed by Criterion in conjuction with DICE and Motive – is a rounds-based competitive multiplayer mode, featuring craft classes and much more. Check...
Live Watch EA's Gamescom 2017 Press Conference Right Here
Star Wars! Need for Speed! ANTHEM?
It’s the one you’ve all been wai—oh, who are we trying to kid? EA’s pretty much the only publisher holding a Gamescom 2017 press conference, and you can watch it all live here on Push Square. Given the venue, we’re expecting a heavy emphasis on FIFA 18, but also anticipate updates on Star Wars Battlefront...