Tag: EA

The DeanBeat: Why can’t EA do more games with its big budget?

For me, the most inspirational parts of Electronic Arts’ EA Play 2020 event had little to do with games that are coming shortly. EA CEO Andrew Wilson expressed support for Black Lives Matter and first responders — a refreshing message to hear from a games industry leader on the eve of Juneteenth. Meanwhile, head of […]

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Apex Legends Will Be Coming To The Switch With Support For Crossplay

With all the popularity and hype surrounding battle royale style games like Fortnite, it didn’t really come as a surprise when EA eventually announced their own game, Apex Legends. The game has been out for a while now and has been available on platforms like the Xbox One, PS4, and PC. Advertising However, for Nintendo […]

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Hazelight’s Josef Fares reveals It Takes Two co-op game

Josef Fares, the founder of indie game studio Hazelight, revealed the story and gameplay of It Takes Two, the next game coming from a man who loves to tell stories — and curse during game presentations. EA made the announcement at its EA Play 2020 event today. Fares never misses a chance to drop an […]

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Apex Legends coming this fall to Switch with crossplay

Apex Legends is finally coming to the Nintendo Switch this fall, with full crossplay enabled with other platforms (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Origin). That’s a big move for Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts, as EA is finally moving to the Switch in a big way. EA made the announcement at the EA Play […]

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The Sims 4 launches on Steam

Electronic Arts announced that The Sims 4 is on Steam right now during its EA Play showcase today. The Sims debuted in 2000. The games have players create people and their homes, and then tasks them with managing the virtual humans’ lives. The series has become insanely popular. The last installment, 2014’s The Sims 4, […]

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EA remakes FIFA 20 esports schedule without in-person events

Electronic Arts (EA) has revised its plans for esports events related to its EA Sports FIFA 20 soccer game. The Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) hit 25 million players in the quarter ended March 31, and EA saw some increase from the pandemic. But the esports season for physical events has been disrupted, and […]

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EA delays Madden NFL 21 announcement due to U.S. protests

Electronic Arts said it is postponing its announcement about Madden NFL 21 for Monday, due to the rioting happening in American cities. This coming week was the beginning of many game announcements that were previously scheduled for the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), but the announcement from the Madden NFL 20 account on Twitter suggests that […]

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EA remains focused on live services with 14 new games this year

Electronic Arts gave investors an overview of its plans for the fiscal year that runs through the end of March 2021. The publisher has 14 games in the works. But it’s also still committed to its ongoing live services like Apex Legends, The Sims 4, and EA Access. To help grow those services, EA says […]

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FIFA 20 tops 25 million players while Madden reaches highest engagement ever

Electronic Arts said in its earnings release that FIFA 20 topped 25 million players while Madden reached its highest engagement ever. EA CEO Andrew Wilson said in a statement that he was humbled to see people around the world connecting through games during this “unprecedented period,” but he didn’t specifically say that the big numbers […]

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order tops 10 million copies sold

Electronic Arts said today that Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order has sold more than 10 million copies since it debuted last fall. EA made the announcement in its earnings release for the fourth fiscal quarter ended March 31. Respawn Entertainment’s Fallen Order released on November 15 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The title […]

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Command & Conquer Remastered Collection debuts on Steam and Origin on June 5

20 years ago, I remember interviewing Joe Kucan, an emerging star of video game acting, for his role as the villainous Kane of Command & Conquer. His bald head and mean face epitomized why the player had to save the world from this evil. And now he’s coming back. Kane and all of his vivid […]

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Electronic Arts pulls out of GDC over coronavirus concerns

Electronic Arts is not going to officially participate in the Games Developers Conference in San Francisco in March. The massive publisher told staff on Monday, February 24, that it is limiting its presence at the annual gathering of game creators. This comes amid growing concern over the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) to more countries in […]

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EA is working with a partner to take Apex Legends to China

Electronic Arts is taking its successful free-to-play battle royale game Apex Legends to the Chinese market in partnership with an unnamed Chinese company, said CEO Andrew Wilson said in an earnings call with analysts today. “We are bringing our games and intellectual properties to new regions, including continued mobile growth in Asia and plans to […]

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EA beats expectations with $1.98 billion in Q3 revenue as live operations grow

Electronic Arts reported earnings that beat Wall Street’s expectations for the third fiscal quarter ended December 31, thanks to strong games like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and live operations revenues from existing games. Redwood City, California-based EA, a bellwether for video game companies, said its earnings per share were $2.52 a share on non-GAAP revenues […]

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