E3 2018 – EA’s Press Conference Recap

By Mario Wario

E3 week is finally here, as such the festivities got going with the Electronic Arts press conference, which was held in sunny Los Angeles, California.

It began with the multiplayer trailer of Battlefield V, as well as the announcement that the new game will include a new battle royale mode, which is not surprising to see. With the huge popularity of Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battleground, as well as H1Z1, this genre is making developers think twice about making different games. As for Battlefield V, more information will be shared this week during E3.

Once that part was done, it was Star Wars time! Respawn Entertainment’s Vince Zampella (the company’s CEO) announced that Jedi: Fallen Order is coming out next year: holiday 2019. The new game will be set between Episodes 3 and 4, yet nothing else was said after that. I do, however, hope that the release date can be met without any issues popping up.

As for Star Wars: Battlefront II, this game is getting some DLC love from DICE, and that the DLC will focus on the Clone Wars. Expect more maps as well as new characters for this one, which is always nice to see.

Moving right along, Unravel 2 was shown and it looks cute! Speaking of which, it is available now for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Sadly, no Nintendo Switch love.

As for the rest of the press conference, EA talked about expanding their subscription package with the EA Origin Access Premier plan. Basically, it is all about playing the new games right away online, as well as playing the classics for a certain fee.

The sport games genre, however, had their moment in the spotlight, with NBA 19, Madden 19 (which is coming to PC now) and FIFA 19 (which is coming out on September 28) all being highlighted. The games do look great in the graphics arena.

Sea of Solitude, meanwhile, was shown to the gaming world, and it is about dealing with depression in a unique way. The visuals are the key in playing the game, which will be released in early 2019.

Command and Conquer: Rivals, meanwhile, had a decent amount of RTS screen time thanks to a long on-stage demo. If this is your type of game, the pre-alpha is available now for Android devices. It does look fun to play, so try it out if you can.

Of course, saving the best for last, BioWare’s Anthem had a awedome trailer shown on-stage. Overall, the game looks gorgeous, the game play looks fun, the Javelins look neat, and the Pandora-like world looks amazing as well. By the way, the game will be out for PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on February 22, 2019.

And that is it with EA’s press conference! The event itself was fine, because it did what it needed to do: showcase the games. Overall, I’m really looking forward to E3 2018, as well as trying out the new games that are coming out this year, and next. This E3 is shaping up to be a good one!

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Mario Wario

Mario Wario is a Spidey/Funko/video game fanatic, yet going to a pop culture convention is always his goal. Yes, he is also a fan of Mario and Wario. Follow him on Twitter: @ScottyTheWise