Published on June 10th, 2014 | by Rob Kwong0
LVLONE E3’14 EA roundup: Next Mass Effect, Madden 15, Mirrors Edge and more
EA games have stepped up their games at E3 this year. From bringing nostalgia from the original set pieces of Star Wars: Battle Front to emulating legends like Bruce Lee, EA has set the bar high for themselves. Here’s a quick round up to what they have in store for 2014 and beyond.
PROTOTYPES AND EARLY LOOKS
Star Wars Battlefront has been in development by DICE. Apparently everything from the original scenery, landscapes, and models have been scanned and re-imagined into CG to fill the battle grounds of the new game. Not much info was released about it but more information is on the way in 2015.
Bioware (Mass Effect) hasn’t really said much about what they plan on releasing in the new Mass Effect but they did tell us that they are working on something new. The worlds and universe will be nothing like we’ve really experienced. They’re making a world that is ever changing and a world that will be around for generations.
EA Sports PGA Tour will be “Golf without limits”. Using the Frostbite 3 engine there’ll be no load times between holes and the ability to explore the entire golf course anything is possible. Play a regular course or play a fantasy course, including courses with battleships. Due out Spring 2015
Dawngate has been an active developing MOBA. The developers have been working hard to bring together players to build this MOBA from the ground up and to give their characters in the game their own personalities and stories all dependent on how their teams are formed.
Criterion Games are exploring new venues and new vehicles. They’ve been known for the Burnout franchise, but where do you go from speed, cars, and crashes? Why not everything else? ATV’s, helicopters, wing suits, and snow mobiles are just some of the new rides to whip around all different types of terrain. The new IP doesn’t have a name yet but keep you eyes and ears peeled.
Mirrors Edge 2 will bring new moves and new experiences to Faith. Faith’s combat skills have been expanded to give her more character on how runners are to act and react. No news on when it’s being released but from what was shown, Mirrors Edge 2 will not be a let down.
SET FOR THIS YEAR
The Sims 4 will be bringing players not just personality but emotion. Players will now be able to see how their Sims are feeling through facial emotions and body language. Your Sims will now be affected by each other’s emotional status and personalities. Also players will also be able to import other players from the gallery. Due out September 2nd
Dragon Age Inquisition will be a team based game where you can control combat from 3rd person or top down tactical camera where time is removed from the battlefield. Players will be able to control four different types of characters that each have their own stories to unfold and discover. Due out October 7th
EA Sports UFC has evolved from what it once was and to talk about the world of mixed martial arts there is no doubt in my mind Bruce Lee will always be mentioned. Bruce Lee has already been announced as a playable character when you pre-0rder UFC. Playing as Bruce Lee is not just something I myself would love to do but to see him actually fight against todays mixed martial artists is another story. Keep your eyes open since EA Sports UFC is due out June 17th.
EA Sports NHL15 has seen it’s up and downs, but to pump up the hype the developers have given all the players on the ice and even the puck real physics. Also the stadiums have been done in great detail to give their fans something to really connect with. September 9th of this year.
EA Sports Madden NFL15 has brought defense to the game in new ways. With different ways to hit and penetrate the offensive line it’s going to make playing the defensive side of football a little more interesting and enjoyable. Also the players will be more detailed from tattoos, facial emotion, and celebration dances. Due out August 26th
EA Sports Fifa15 has given more detail to man to man defense, player interaction, and ball physics. Every push, dig, and slide will show in the game and on the players. The field is alive and will react to players’ movements and actions and that’s including the fans in the stadium. Due out September 23
Battlefield Hardline is today’s cops and robbers. Think the movie Heat in game form. Everything from real physics, vehicles, open battles, and intense action is packaged in this game. Hardline will be a tactical team based game just like how all the Battlefield games have been. Whether you’re on the criminal side or the the side of the law there will be intense action and tons of replayability. Currently the closed Beta is live. Due out October 21st