E3 2017: EA Play Recap

Welcome to the craziest week of the year for the video game industry!

Brandwatch, the data company that deliver analysis of social media trends, released its report about EA's E3 2017 Play event. That's what Longshot represents in Madden NFL 18 - a story about a young athlete trying to make his way to the pros.

NBA Live The next NBA Live game was officially revealed at EA Play. That would be the Federation Internationale de Football Association franchise, which has Cristiano Ronaldo on the cover this year. Alex Hunter also returns for a new Journey.

EA Sports is working to rebuild the profile of its basketball game.

EA is serious about Basketball again with NBA Live 18. Eight games were showcased, from a number of titles under the EA Sports branch as well as new IPs like Anthem and A Way Out. In The Name of the Tsar is now slated for a September release.

There's some Burnout DNA in the new Need for Speed Payback, which follows a team of drivers who are being threatened by a risky group known as the House. In a clip from the game aired during the EA Play event, the player started out driving a vehicle chasing a semi-trailer, and they became a diffferent character stealing a auto from the trailer. Players will also be able to fix up classic cars that they can find throughout the open world.

A new co-op adventure from Hazelight Studios and Josef Fares, creator of the wonderful Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. The new game, however, will attempt to right the Star Destroyer, as it were.

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I haven't seen a two player experience quite like this, so I have high expectations for it when it's out!

Star Wars Battlefront 2 gameplay was also shown at EA Play 2017, this is one of the most anticipated titles that we were expecting to see at the event.

In his opening remarks, Andrew Wilson, EA's CEO, talked about the importance of fan feedback to the process of creating and improving games. Here we are going to highlight each one of those experiences.

We've covered all the major games for this part of E3. Star Wars Battlefront II was the clear standout, with the trailer and focus on gameplay making it clear they're taking the criticisms of the original to heart.

EA's on a roll with their new games, and Longshot is Madden NFL's first ever cinematic and playable story mode.

There's still a multiplayer mode, and it introduces a new class system and ability customization and will have content that ranges across all three eras of Star Wars.

First season of DLC content - based on Star Wars: The Last Jedi - will be free, and includes Finn and Captain Phasma Hero characters. Developed by BioWare Edmonton, Dylan is supposed to act as EA's answer to MMO-lite games like Destiny and The Division.


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