Tag: Electronic Arts

Tencent reportedly wants to release Apex Legends in China

Apex Legends is the latest battle royale to take over gaming, and that means it is drawing the attention of Chinese megapublisher Tencent. That company wants to work with Apex Legends publisher Electronic Arts on bringing a version of the game to China, according to South China Morning Post report. I’ve reached out to Tencent […]

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Apex Legends hits 2 million concurrent players on its first weekend

Respawn Entertainment launched Apex Legends one week ago, and it has had a decent seven days since then. The studio revealed today that it has surpassed 25 million total players for the free-to-play battle royale. And the shooter had more than 2 million concurrent players during the peak of its first weekend. Apex Legends is […]

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The DeanBeat: Wall Street hates game companies again. How dumb!

Electronic Arts saw its stock price fall off a cliff this week as it acknowledged in an earnings call that Battlefield V didn’t sell as well as expected in the holiday quarter. One of the reasons was that it didn’t compete as well with other games, like Red Dead Redemption 2, which sold-in to retailers […]

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Apex Legends earns 10 million players in three days

Apex Legends is already becoming a hit after three days. Electronic Arts revealed today that the free-to-play game already has 10 million players. Apex Legends launched on February 4 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It has also had achieved over 1 million concurrent players. If this momentum hangs on, Fortnite might find its biggest competition […]

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Battlefield V sells 7.3 million copies, about 1 million fewer than expected

EA CEO Andrew Wilson said in an analyst call that Battlefield V sold fewer copies than expected. The company said the game sold more than 7.3 million copies, or about one million fewer than the big video game company expected. Wilson acknowledged that Battlefield debuted in the holiday quarter when it faced a lot of […]

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EA says holiday quarter was ‘difficult’ and missed expectations

Electronic Arts reported earnings for the third fiscal quarter ended December 31 that missed the company’s and Wall Street’s expectations. Analysts expected EA to post earnings per share of $1.94 on revenue of $1.75 billion on a non-GAAP basis. But the results fell short of that and EA’s stock price fell 9 percent in after-hours […]

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Respawn’s Apex Legends hits 1 million players in 8 hours

Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment’s Apex Legends reached more than a million players in the first eight hours of availability for the free-to-play battle royale shooter game set in the Titanfall universe. Vince Zampella, CEO of Respawn, tweeted the number and thanked fans for their support. The game became available today on the Xbox One, PlayStation […]

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Mackey McCandlish interview — Why Respawn made battle royale shooter Apex Legends

Respawn and Electronic Arts managed to keep Apex Legends a secret for a while. But rumors leaked out in the last few days, and the companies confirmed today they are launching a new battle royale game in the Titanfall universe. The surprise is that it is playable today for everybody, as the free-to-play game goes […]

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Respawn’s Vince Zampella interview — Why you won’t see Titans in Apex Legends

Vince Zampella, the CEO of Respawn Entertainment, likes to say that his teams “chase the fun.” And by doing that, the studio was able to come up with a surprise, Apex Legends, a new battle royale shooter game set in the Titanfall universe. The free-to-play game debuts today on Electronic Arts‘ Origin platform. I played […]

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Apex Legends hands-on — Gameplay videos highlight fresh battle royale tactics

Apex Legends debuted today as a new free-to-play battle royale shooter game from Electronic Arts‘ Respawn Entertainment studio. EA and Respawn surprised everyone by keeping the 21-month project a secret for so long, as it had no prelaunch press or leaks until the past weekend. And it turned out this surprise game, set in the […]

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Respawn launches free-to-play battle royale shooter Apex Legends

Confirming the weekend’s worst-kept video game secret, Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment announced Apex Legends, a free-to-play battle royale shooter game set in the Titanfall universe. The game is available today to download and play on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Windows PC. News started leaking since Friday. Vince Zampella, CEO of Respawn, hinted at […]

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Vince Zampella: Respawn will reveal Apex Legends on Monday morning

Vince Zampella, CEO of Electronic Arts’ Respawn Entertainment, confirmed leaks on Sunday by tweeting that Respawn will reveal a new game, Apex Legends, on Monday morning. The reveal will be livestreamed on Twitch starting at 8 a.m. Pacific time on Monday. Zampella said, “Looks like everything is unlocked now? Fun. So if you like Respawn, our […]

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GamesBeat Summit 2019: Rami Ismail, Peter Levin, and Eric Goldberg

It’s finally the end of January, which means GamesBeat Summit 2019 is closer than ever. That means another speaker announcement, too. This time we’d like to introduce to you the amazing Peter Levin, Eric Goldberg, and Rami Ismail. And don’t forget — this year GamesBeat takes place in Los Angeles at Two Bit Circus, a […]

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Anthem’s endgame content — Fully equipped for fierce boss battles

Some people may have soured on Anthem after last weekend’s delay-ridden demo of the sci-fi game from BioWare and Electronic Arts. That would be a mistake because Anthem’s extended previews were a lot more fun than the limited demo that most players got to see — if they got into the game. BioWare and Electronic […]

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The DeanBeat — What’s the best way to experience a game for the first time?

2019 is only 25 days old, but I feel my pile of shame is already growing. I am falling behind on games this week. I haven’t cracked either Kingdom Hearts III — which GamesBeat’s Mike Minotti swears by — or Resident Evil 2, which GamesBeat’s Jeff Grubb played. I’ve got my hands on Episode 2 […]

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BioWare interview: How EA’s huge bet on Anthem is turning out in the home stretch

Mike Gamble has an appropriate last name as the lead producer on BioWare’s new science fiction video game, Anthem. Electronic Arts, the parent company of BioWare, has made a huge bet on Anthem as its first new intellectual property in a decade. The four-player co-op title debuts on February 22 on the PC, Xbox One, […]

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Battlefield V is the first Battlefield game to miss the NPD’s top 10 this decade

Battlefield V did not finish in the top 10 best-selling games of 2018 in the U.S., according to tracking firm The NPD Group. Instead, the World War II shooter ended up at No. 14. That puts it behind Grand Theft Auto V (11), Mario Kart 8 (12), and FIFA 19 (13). That makes Battlefield V […]

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How EA quickly captures 3D scans of athletes’ faces for its sports games

At the recent CES 2019 tech trade show in Las Vegas, Canon and Electronic Arts showed off how they capture 3D scans of the faces of busy athletes while they’re on the road. Every year, EA needs to capture the faces of thousands of athletes for its video games, but it’s not always easy to […]

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DICE reverts Battlefield V time-to-kill changes after fan backlash

Battlefield V developer DICE is updating its military shooter to undo a big change that upset fans. In an attempt to make the game more appealing to new players, the studio increased the time-to-kill (TTK) for each weapon. Put simply, it weakened guns so people could survive for longer in Battlefield V multiplayer. DICE said […]

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Battlefield V’s The Last Tiger — a narrated video review

Electronic Arts’ DICE studio has released The Last Tiger, the latest vignette of the War Stories single-player episodes of Battlefield V. I thought I would do something different and create a video of the highlights of The Last Tiger, along with audio narration reviewing the story, which is the first to show World War II […]

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