Tag: Electronic Arts

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order releases on November 15

Respawn Entertainment showed off their upcoming game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, during a reveal event at Star Wars Celebration today in Chicago. It is coming out on November 15 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game stars a Jedi Padawan named Cal Kestis that survives Order 66, which killed most of the […]

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Our deep dive into how esports broadcasting differs from traditional sports

The world of sports entertainment is changing, and esports is the star player. Market researcher Newzoo forecasts that esports revenue will grow from $906 million in 2018 to $1.7 billion by 2021. In an esports panel at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas this week, we explored how esports will disrupt the  […]

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How Equinix enables multiplayer gaming across the internet

Jim Poole sees a lot of games coming through his network, only they’re not so readily identifiable as games. Poole is an executive at Equinix, one of the companies that supports the backbone of the internet. Equinix has data centers full of rows of server racks, each of them with processors and graphics processing units […]

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EA, ESPN, and NFL team up on Madden Bowl esports docuseries

Electronic Arts, the NFL, and ESPN are collaborating on a four-week documentary series that spotlights the world’s best Madden NFL players. The “Road to the Madden Bowl” chronicles the trials and tribulations of the top players who compete in the Madden NFL championship esports competitions. The documentary starts today at 7:30 p.m. Pacific time and […]

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BioWare went rogue on EA with its Dragon Age 4 announcement

Two hours into The Game Awards 2018, organizer Geoff Keighley proudly threw to yet another one of his famous “world premieres.” Over the next 60 seconds, fans watched a vague teaser for the next entry in the Dragon Age series. The bulk of the clip focuses on a 3D render of an object called the […]

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Electronic Arts lays off 350 people — the most under CEO Andrew Wilson

Electronic Arts is cutting 350 non-development jobs across its business. These layoffs are hitting marketing and analysis departments, according to a source familiar with EA and confirmed by the publisher this morning. “Today we took some important steps as a company to address our challenges and prepare for the opportunities ahead,” EA chief executive officer […]

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EA signs publishing deal with Skylanders veterans at Velan Studios

Electronic Arts has signed a deal to publish the first game from Velan Studios, an independent game developer started by gaming veterans Guha and Karthik Bala. EA Partners will publish Velan’s first original intellectual property for consoles, PC, and mobile. In addition to introducing a unique game world, the title will pioneer an entirely new […]

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Battlefield V’s roadmap promises content through the fall

Battlefield V’s Firestorm battle royale mode debuts Monday, March 25. But that’s only the next step in developer DICE’s plans for the future. The studio revealed its roadmap for upcoming additions to the World War II shooter today. In addition to Firestorm, DICE has a number of new maps, modes, and missions coming over the […]

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Battlefield battle royale trailer’s real star is a tractor

DICE finally showed off real gameplay from its upcoming battle royale mode Firestorm. The studio released a trailer this morning that touches on many its key details. In particular, the company emphasized how traditional Battlefield mechanics will impact last-player-standing gameplay. But, more importantly, the company also revealed that you can drive tractors. Battlefield V: Firestorm […]

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Epic CEO on 250 million Fortnite players, digital humans, and $100 million dev fund

Epic Games dumped a bunch of news about the state of the Unreal Engine at its keynote talk at the Game Developers Conference today. We got a preview of the news and were able to interview Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic, and Kim Libreri, chief technology officer. Sweeney said Fortnite has reached 250 million players, […]

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Apex Legends’ Season 1 Battle Pass launches March 19

Six weeks after its surprise debut, Apex Legends is getting its first premium progression pass. Respawn Entertainment announced today that it is launching the Season 1 Battle Pass for Apex Legends on Tuesday, March 18. Respawn is selling the pass, called Wild Frontier, for 950 in-game coins, which is about $9.50. As with other progression […]

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EA creates high-end competitive gaming broadcast studio

Electronic Arts is unveiling a state-of-the-art competitive gaming studio that will serve as its flagship location for esports broadcasts. The EA Broadcast Center at EA’s headquarters in Redwood City, California, represents a multi-million-dollar investment in the future of competitive gaming, said Todd Sitrin, senior vice president of the competitive gaming division at EA, in an […]

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Battlefield V’s Firestorm battle royale mode launches March 25

Developers DICE and Criterion Games announced today that Battlefield V‘s battle royale mode, Firestorm, will come out on March 25. It will be free to everyone who owns the base game. Battlefield V came out in November, 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The first-person shooter takes the series back to its World […]

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Battlefield V’s battle royale mode gets big reveal

Developer DICE is planning to finally show off its battle royale mode for Battlefield V tomorrow. In a trailer that is going live at 6 a.m. Pacific time, the studio will reveal the details of the mode that it’s calling Firestorm. You can watch the trailer right here once DICE flips the switch: [embedded content] […]

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Apex Legends passes 50 million players in a month

The official Apex Legends Twitter account revealed today that the battle royale game has reached 50 million players since its February 4 launch. Apex Legends is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It’s free-to-play, which gives it an advantage when it comes to reaching a large audience. Still, 50 million players in one […]

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The DeanBeat: Chasing the fun in ‘Fortnite killer’ Apex Legends

Against all odds, Respawn Entertainment‘s Apex Legends has become one of the most popular games in the world. It had a surprise launch just 25 days ago, but it surpassed 25 million users in its first week. It was late in the crowded first-person shooter battle royale genre, which boasts titles like Fortnite, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, […]

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Anthem developer BioWare wants fans to know it’s listening

Anthem is a live-service video game, so that means it launched with some problems. And while many people are enjoying their time with the cooperative sci-fi shooter, its issues are dominating the conversation surrounding it. That put developer BioWare on its heels coming out of launch. But as the studio transitions Anthem from release to […]

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What Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is and how it could change EA

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is launching this fall. Publisher Electronic Arts and developer Respawn have confirmed this release window. But now the companies have announced their plans to officially reveal the game to the public at the upcoming Chicago Star Wars Celebration fan event in April. In today’s episode of The Star Wars Show, Lucasfilm […]

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Apex Legends needs to avoid Overwatch’s mistake and be careful with new characters

Apex Legends is gaming’s new hotness. And it should be. Respawn’s free-to-play battle royale shooter is great! It came out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on February 4 and already has over 25 million players. It seems the momentum is unstoppable. But do you remember Overwatch? Blizzard’s team-based shooter was the belle at […]

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