Tag: Ea Sports

  • News EA Sports UFC 4 Out on PS4 Next Month, Puts an Emphasis on Single Player Career

    Out next month

    EA Sports UFC 4 is real and it’s releasing in just a few weeks: 14th August. The sequel was revealed as part of UFC’s big bout on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi this weekend, and includes Jorge Masvidal and Israel Adesanya on the cover. As rumoured, anyone who pre-orders will unlock access to boxers Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury, which...

  • News EA Sports UFC 4 Will Finally Enter the Cage on 11th July

    Fight night

    Do you remember EA Sports UFC 4, the mixed martial arts game that leaked eons ago but wasn’t announced during the publisher’s recent E3 2020-eque livestream? Looks like the title is finally scheduled to be revealed this week, as part of UFC 251. A fight card for the forthcoming event includes a logo for the upcoming PlayStation 4...

  • News Madden NFL 21 Devs Comment As #FixMaddenFranchise Trends

    But it has very little to say

    EA Sports has commented on a social media campaign which trended earlier this week, as fans registered their dissatisfaction with Madden NFL 21’s improvements to the popular Franchise mode. Earlier this week, the publisher released a blog post outlining the additions and improvements

  • News Snoop Dogg to Star in Madden NFL 21's Rags-to-Riches Campaign

    High school prospect to superstar

    Snoop Dogg will make a cameo in Madden NFL 21’s revised Face of the Franchise mode, which will see you work your way up from high school prospect to bonafide NFL superstar. As part of a blog post, EA Sports has revealed how the campaign will expand upon last year’s effort, as you start out playing backup...

  • Gallery FIFA 21 Looks Extraordinary in PS5 Screenshots

    Back of the net

    Much like the Madden NFL 21 screenshots, we’re not entirely sure how representative of the final product these FIFA 21 on PlayStation 5 screenshots will turn out to be. Nevertheless, they look absolutely staggering – particularly the image of Anfield, as scousers gather around the stadium like they used to do in the good ol’...

  • Gallery Madden NFL 21 Screenshots Showcase Raytraced Helmets

    A nice detail

    Let’s hope these Madden NFL 21 screenshots are truly representative of the PlayStation 5 version of the game, because it looks ridiculous. Our favourite detail so far – aside from the rain lashing down on new Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady – is the way EA Sports is using raytracing to reflect entire stadiums on the...

  • News FIFA 21, Madden NFL 21 Will Use PS5's Controller to Heighten Immersion

    Feel next level

    If you buy FIFA 21 or Madden NFL 21 for the PlayStation 4, you’ll be able to upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version for free – and here’s what publisher EA Sports has in store for us. Both titles will use the new DualSense controller to provide “rich and responsive haptic feedback” that promises to let you “feel the rhythm...

  • News Buy FIFA 21 on PS4 and You'll Get the PS5 Version Free

    As expected

    Just like with Madden NFL 21, purchasing FIFA 21 on the PlayStation 4 will allow you to upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version for free. There are some caveats: you’ll have up until the release of FIFA 22 to redeem your free next-gen copy, and you’ll need a PS5 with a disc drive if you’re planning to purchase FIFA 21 physically. This...

  • News EA Sports Introduces PS5 Versions of FIFA 21, Madden NFL 21

    No word on NBA Live 21, NHL 21

    We can safely say this trailer features football and not annoy anyone in the process. This first look at FIFA 21 and Madden NFL 21 on the PlayStation 5 is surprisingly light on gameplay – especially when the two titles will launch later this year. Alas, they do look nice – even if it’s not especially clear how...

  • News There's a New Skate Game in Development

    That's it. That's the article

    After years and years of fan demands, EA has announced that a new Skate game is in development – presumably for the PlayStation 5. We say presumably because, well, the publisher quite literally had nothing else to share. No trailer. No name. No vague release date. Nothing. There’s a new Skate game in development,...

  • News Madden NFL 21 Owners Can Upgrade to PS5 from PS4 for Free

    But there are a few catches

    If you purchase Madden NFL 21 on the PlayStation 4, you’ll be able to upgrade to the PlayStation 5 version free of charge – assuming you claim your copy prior to the release of next season’s game. American football tie-ins tend to launch prior to the start of the season, so you’ll have until around August 2021 to...

  • News EA Sports UFC 4 Leaks Ahead of EA Play Live 2020

    Almost ready to rumble

    Looks like EA Sports will be re-entering the cage, as EA Sports UFC 4 appears to have leaked for the PlayStation 4 ahead of a probable EA Play Live 2020 unveiling. Patches for a “community feedback environment” for the release were spotted on Sony’s servers, suggesting some kind of beta is on the way in the very near...

  • News EA Sports to Extend Madden Partnership with NFL

    Roughing the passer

    EA Sports is on the cusp of extending its partnership with the National Football League, securing its position as the sole creator of “NFL-themed realistic action simulation video games” through the 2025 season. It’ll also have an option to further that deal through the 2026 season, taking the series up to Madden NFL 27 at...

  • News Madden Bowl Champion Plays Punter in QB Position, Doesn't Throw a Single Pass

    Wins with a shutout

    In a result that must leave EA Sports more than a little red-faced, professional Madden NFL 20 player Raidel ‘Joke’ Brito won the Madden Bowl 2020 Championship this weekend – using a roster without a quarterback in it. The e-sports superstar used Washington Redskins punter Tress Way to hand the snaps off, as part of a...

  • News Free FIFA 20 Added to PS4's EA Access Vault

    No neutral venues needed

    Real-world football may be on hiatus in most parts of the world, but FIFA 20 is about to get a jolt of life as it’s been added to the EA Access Vault. This means that existing subscribers to the PlayStation 4 service can download and play the soccer sim without spending a penny, which is great news for those enduring...

  • News Watch Six Seconds of Madden NFL 21 Next-Gen Gameplay

    Into the endzone

    Is it gameplay? Probably not, but that’s what EA Sports is describing this six-second look at Madden NFL 21 to be, so we’ll take the publisher’s word for it. Much of this trailer taken from Microsoft’s big Inside Xbox showcase centres on Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes but we are treated to a teensy glimpse of...

  • News Pro FIFA 20 Match Decided by Rock, Paper, Scissors

    After server issues

    While the world of live football continues to lament the use of the controversial VAR, professional FIFA 20 is also under attack after elite players claim they were forced to decide the outcome of a qualifying game using Rock, Paper, Scissors. This is because the servers for the title weren’t fully functional, so it prevented...

  • News Kansas City Chiefs to Beat San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl, Reckons Madden NFL 20

    49ers are going Mahomes

    Iron-armed Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs will bust through the San Francisco 49ers’ stubborn defence to win this weekend’s Super Bowl, believes Madden NFL 20. EA Sports has been collating data and running predictions based on its ranking data all week, and you can get a behind-the-scenes from what the...

  • News Play as Snoop Dogg in NHL 20 on PS4 with Latest Free Update

    Items, commentary, and more

    Talk about something we weren't expecting. Snoop Dogg has had a long-running, vocal fondness for hockey -- including a hilarious series where he breaks down the basics of the game -- so seeing him included in EA's annual series is a whole new level. Between being able to play as Snoop himself, face off against his team in...

  • News EA Sports Would Bring Back NCAA Football in a Heartbeat

    Heisman hopes

    There’s been measurable pent-up demand for new NCAA Football titles ever since the series ceased in 2013, but new legislation in California leading to revised rules may finally make it a possibility. EA Sports was forced to end the popular Madden alternative due to legal disputes surrounding player likenesses, but with the new Fair...

  • News EA Planning for PS5 As It Cans NBA Live 20

    Zero points

    Update: EA's explained that it was planning an "innovative new direction" for NBA Live 20 that would provide "new ways for players to engage, connect, and create through basketball". However, since learning more about the PS5, it's decided to postpone its plans. More details will be announced next year, as it plans to emphasise "social...

  • News No News on NBA Live 20 Days Before Basketball Season Gets Underway

    Don't got next

    NBA 2K20 is already the best-selling game of 2019 in the United States – despite it launching less than two months ago. 2K Sports’ stranglehold on the interactive basketball market is pretty much unparalleled, but for the past few years EA Sports has been making strides with its own underperforming NBA Live franchise. Earlier...

  • News Huge FIFA 20 Patch 1.05 Finally Tries to Fix Career Mode, Out Now on PS4

    Please work

    Update: FIFA 20 patch 1.05 is now available to download on PS4. It's around 1GB in size. Let's hope it works! Original story: FIFA 20 has been out for almost three weeks now, and the game's been plagued with problems since day one -- especially the oft-neglected Career Mode. Bugged team selection means that top clubs like Liverpool and...

  • Review NHL 20 - A Slightly Improved Version of the Same Game

    Video game misconduct

    Sports games have a tendency to change incrementally year-to-year. This applies to the bigger sports franchises, let alone the smaller ones, which is what NHL 20 falls under. NHL 19 was an absolute disaster of a product, underwhelming in almost every way possible, so it's with optimism that we say this is a step forward, though...

  • News FIFA 20's First Post-Launch Patch Probably Won't Have Career Mode Fixes

    Skied it

    FIFA global franchise lead Corey Andress has come out and said that FIFA 20's first post-release patch is currently "on the way" and locked in. There's no time frame on when it'll arrive, but we imagine that it'll be soon, especially if it's just in the process of being approved by Sony. However, it's "likely" that this update will not...

  • Review FIFA 20 - Seriously Shoddy Career Mode Almost Results in an Own Goal

    Wide of the post

    FIFA 20 has three core modes of play: Ultimate Team, Career Mode, and the all-new Volta. However, only one of these modes stands strong as a rock solid time sink -- care to guess which one? If you said anything but Ultimate Team, then you haven't been paying attention. Once again, EA Sports bolsters the mode that makes FIFA one of...

  • Hands On FIFA 20 Career Mode Really Needs a Patch

    Poor performance

    Poor old Career Mode, consistently left behind to stagnate as Ultimate Team gets all the attention. But hey, EA's finally made some nice improvements to Career Mode in FIFA 20, allowing for custom managers and one-on-one conversations with players, while also making a range of behind-the-scenes tweaks. However, despite all the good...

  • Hands On Madden NFL 20's Superstar KO Mode Channels NFL Blitz

    Big plays, big prizes

    One impressive Aaron Rodgers drive aside, last week’s NFL season opener between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers was a fairly mundane affair. While there’s plenty to appreciate about the defensive game, the reason we all tune in to football every Sunday is to see the big plays – and that’s what Madden NFL 20’s...

  • News FIFA 20 Demo Is Ready for Kick Off on PS4

    Get in

    The FIFA 20 demo is out now on PlayStation 4 ahead of the game's release later this month. It weighs in at around 6.5GB, and it features two modes of play: Kick Off and Volta. Volta being the kind of street-smart urban five-a-side footie that FIFA's bigging up this year (but the demo only allows for 3v3). As for Kick Off, the demo features...

  • Review Madden NFL 20 - Personality Traits Add X-Factor to Annual Update

    King of the fling

    What makes an NFL superstar stand out? For the Carolina Panthers’ starting quarterback Cam Newton, it’s his ability to scramble out of the pocket, picking up essential yards for his team without needing to fling the pigskin or hand the ball off. Meanwhile, the New York Giants’ Rookie of the Year running back Saquon Barkley...

  • News FIFA 20 Finally Adds Custom Manager Creator, and You Can Be Male or Female

    Hair transplant, too?

    For anyone who plays career mode in FIFA, this is going to be a very welcome change. When playing as a manager in past games, you'd have to choose an avatar from a frankly awful roster of pre-made middle-aged men. Most looked daft, the rest looked terrible. Thankfully, that's no longer the case in FIFA 20. This year's release...

  • News NBA Live 20 Delayed as EA Sports Plans New Approach

    Free-to-play?

    Basketball is big business, but EA Sports has taken a drubbing from 2K Sports’ uber-popular NBA 2K franchise over the past decade or so. Many felt that NBA Live 20 may have been cancelled after the publisher made the unprecedented move of patching a roster update into last year’s instalment – despite the sequel appearing in a...

  • News French Legend Zinedine Zidane Fronts FIFA 20 Ultimate Edition

    More FUT Icons announced

    After revealing the cover stars of the standard and Champions edition for FIFA 20, EA purposefully made us wait a little longer before we could find out whose mug would grace the front of the Ultimate edition. Now we know, because joining Eden Hazard and Virgil van Dijk will be the legendary French midfielder Zinedine Zidane...

  • Hands On NHL 20's PS4 Beta Shows Promise

    A step forward

    EA's NHL franchise hasn't exactly had the best console generation. After skipping the first year of the PlayStation 4 altogether, NHL 15 tripped out of the gate with a pretty weak effort. This in and of itself is pretty normal for sports games, but they tend to improve drastically as the generation rolls on. Unfortunately, that never...

  • News Eden Hazard and Virgil van Dijk Are FIFA 20's Cover Stars

    Attack and defend

    EA Sports has revealed which players will grace the cover of FIFA 20. The Standard Edition of the upcoming footie sim will boast ex-Chelsea legend and now fresh Real Madrid signing Eden Hazard, while the Champions Edition will feature Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk, quite possibly the best defender in the world right now So what...

  • News NHL 20 Gameplay Trailer Shows off Improved Shooting, Transitions, and More

    Cool as ice

    While EA gave us our first glimpse at the cover of NHL 20 during the 2019 NHL Awards ceremony, one thing that was absent was a proper look at the gameplay. This is no longer the case, as a rather lengthy trailer has finally dropped, offering a look at the game in action. The NHL franchise, probably more than any of EA's other sports...

  • News FIFA Enters New 'Long-Term' Partnership with Liverpool FC

    VVD 99 rated or we riot

    As predicted by disgruntled Manchester United fan and Push Square editor Sammy Barker in a previous article, Liverpool FC have indeed signed a deal with FIFA creators EA Sports. Previously, the Reds had an agreement with Konami and Pro Evolution Soccer, but as we all know, FIFA is where the real money is, and with Liverpool...

  • E3 2019 FIFA 20's Volta Custom Character Mode Will Not Have Microtransactions 'At Launch'

    This better not be a dummy

    'Volta' is a new style of play in FIFA 20. It's got a lot in common with the old FIFA Street games, focusing on small, urban matches that highlight tricks, flicks, and tasty trainers. And in the game's Volta World mode, you're free to make your own custom character. Naturally, as you play through the mode, you accumulate...

  • E3 2019 EA Sports Dishes the Dirt on Madden NFL 20 Gameplay

    Run-Pass-Option revised

    EA Play 2019 didn’t prove to be a vintage curtain raiser for E3 2019, but we were treated to some new Madden NFL 20 gameplay details. In addition to the Face of the Franchise campaign mode – which you can read more about

  • E3 2019 Madden NFL 20 Will Make You the Face of a Franchise

    From college to king

    Everyone wants to play quarterback, but only an elite few get the opportunity. Madden NFL 20’s new campaign mode will see you become the face of a franchise, as you work your way through the college ranks and into the draft. There’s a trailer embedded above featuring Kansas City Chiefs star Patrick Mahomes, as he gives a...

  • News FIFA 20 Doesn't Look Like It'll Kick Off on the PS3

    Full-time for last-gen Legacy Edition

    You may not believe it, but FIFA 19 launched on the PlayStation 3. The soccer simulation released in cash-grabbing Legacy Edition form, of course, but it was still available on Sony’s last-gen console. However, it looks like EA Sports may finally be done with the ancient console, as there’s no word of older...

  • E3 2019 FIFA 20 Reveal Goes All-In on Street-Based Volta Mode

    The return of FIFA Street, kind of

    FIFA 20 has just got its official reveal trailer, and it's clear that this year, there's going to be a heavy emphasis on its FIFA Street-esque 'Volta' modes. 'Volta' is what EA Sports is calling smaller, urban football matches, and they seem to make up a big part of 2019's package. To some extent, Volta is going...

  • E3 2019 FIFA 20 Release Date Set for Late September

    Kick off

    And just like that, FIFA 20 has been officially announced alongside a release date. This year's instalment will be fully unveiled tomorrow (that's the 8th June) at 3:00pm UK time. And yes, that's a couple of hours before EA's EA Play livestream begins. FIFA 20 is set for release on the 27th September, but are you ready to hit the pitch?...

  • News Kansas City Quarterback Patrick Mahomes Fronts Madden NFL 20

    New campaign mode sees you become a franchise's face

    Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and no-look pass master Patrick Mahomes will front Madden NFL 20, which is due out 2nd August. The headline new feature this year is the Face of the Franchise: QB1 Career Campaign, which will see you working your way through college, before facing the draft and...

  • News FIFA 19 Rebranded for Champions League, And CR7's Gone

    Ronaldo removed from cover

    Europe’s premier club competition the Champions League resumes next week, and FIFA 19 has been given a facelift to celebrate. However, the soccer simulation will move forward without Cristiano Ronaldo on its cover, as the Juventus striker’s been replaced by an image of Brazilian forward Neymar, who’s flanked by Kevin...

  • News Usain Bolt Could End Up in FIFA 19

    An especially pacey winger

    Usain Bolt, the world record holding sprinter who, in his prime, was pretty much the fastest human on the planet, may soon end up in FIFA 19. The former athlete, now 32 years old, has been pursuing a career as a professional footballer over the last few years, and recently, he scored two goals in a pre-season friendly for...

  • News EA Sports Closely Monitoring Cristiano Ronaldo Allegations

    Portuguese forward under-fire

    Juventus forward and global superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is embroiled in a scandal, and it’s reached the point where some of his principal sponsors have been forced to come out and comment. Alongside sportswear giant Nike, publisher EA Sports has said that it’s “closely monitoring the situation” after rape...

  • Review FIFA 19 - Well Drilled... Unlike Jose Mourinho's Man Utd Team

    Good touch for a big lad

    Spend just a few minutes with FIFA 19 and you'll wonder if EA has just re-released FIFA 18 with Champions League licensing. At first it can feel very familiar – more so than usual – but give it a couple of hours and you'll start picking up on all the little things, all the subtle improvements that EA Sports has carefully...

  • Review NHL 19 - Ice Hockey Deserves Much Better

    Puck off

    The NHL series is a weird one. Years ago, when 2K had its own NHL series, there was a competition for attention between the two franchises that drove both series’ forward as time went by. But without the competition that NBA Live deals with or the massive install base of Madden, NHL usually comes off as the series that is generally...

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    Review NBA Live 19

    Basketbawl

    When it comes to sport simulation video games, it’s clear that EA Sports is king. It has the crown in just about every major sport, and this was the case for many years with its NBA Live series. Live was the standard bearer for close to 15 years, but during the jump from the PlayStation 2 to the PlayStation 3, it began to lose its grip,...