E3 2016 Day 1: Round-Up of Events

BackNext

1. EA Press Conference

Titanfall 2

EA kickstarted E32016 by showing the Multiplayer Gameplay of Titanfall 2. They also confirmed that unlike Titanfall 1, The sequel will have a single-player campaign that covers the bond and the tension between the Pilot and the Mech. Like the predecessor, Titanfall 2 will also have a fast-paced multiplayer with fluid mechanics. Titanfall will be released worldwide for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on October 28, 2016.

Madden NFL 17

Madden NFL 17 was also confirmed to be using Frostbite engine. EA has made a big transition to move all the EA titles to be powered by Frostbite.

Fe

Fe, a new title from Swedish studio Zoink Games focuses on exploration, discovery, and learning the ecosystem of the world around you. An Indie title like last year’s Unravel, EA has began to publish fresh and innovative ideas of small developers to the the whole world. Fe’s announcement continues EA’s trend of publishing smaller titles by independent developers, now called EA Originals. A release date was not announced but the game will hit the stores before 2017.

FIFA 17

FIFA 17 started by showing the history of the franchise, watching it develop into the nearly photo-realistic franchise it is now, powered by the Frostbite engine. One of the newest addition was FIFA story mode, similar to the NBA 2K story mode. The feature is called “The Journey,” and the trailer got a huge pop from the crowd. Premier League managers have been added into the game for FIFA 17 so English fans can enjoy their emotional responses on the pitch.  Set Pieces have been rewritten, Physical Play overhauled, New Intelligence system and New Attacking techniques are all coming to the game as well. Another gameplay trailer, with real Game Engine footage was also shown. The Ex-Chelsea manager and the current Manchester United manger José Mourinho made a surprise appearance to reveal the gameplay trailer.

The Future of Star Wars games

EA announced that their subsidiaries are working on the future Star Wars titles. DICE and Motive are working on the next Star Wars: Battlefront that will be released sometime during 2017 while Visceral are working on an action-adventure Star Wars game that will have a single player campaign with new characters and will be coming out in 2018. Respawn Entertainment are also working on a Star Wars game that will be a third-person shooter set in a different era and will come out during the 2018-19 window. The future of Star Wars games looks bright thanks to EA. May the Force be with EA.

Mass Effect: Andromeda

Andromeda, which is set to come out in early 2017 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, takes place far away from the other Mass Effect games; it’s set in an entirely different galaxy. BioWare promises “more freedom” than any past BioWare games — from what we saw in the trailer, it looks like both Krogan and Asari species will be making a return. Andromeda will be using the Frostbite engine, which also powered Star Wars: Battlefront, Battlefield 1, FIFA 17, and the new Mirror’s Edge, among other titles.

Battlefield 1

EA saved the best for last. The EA press conference was ended in style thanks to the Battlefield 1 gameplay trailer. The previous trailer, which was released weeks back, had the footage captured in-engine. The gameplay trailer, on the other hand was captured in-game. Surprised to say, The in-game footage had near perfect visuals when compared to the in-engine footage. After the conference, a 64 player multiplayer gameplay was also live-streamed. Many celebrities like Snoop Dog, Wiz Khalifa, Tyrese Gibson attended to play the new Battlefield game along with several other gamers and YouTubers.

BackNext