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EA Press Conference Round Up - All the news

EA's conference started with a quick look at Dice talking about Star Wars: Battlefront, before swiftly moving on.

What did it move on to? Dragon Age: Inquisition from the team at Bioware, although we were promised two more projects from the same team. How exciting.

It's fair to say that Dragon Age looks completely stunning in the trailer shown, which was accompanied by a classical musician for added effect. The worlds in Dragon Age looked very impressive, as did the Dragon's, however our mind kept wandering to what was next to be shown.

After the CG trailer though it was time for some action, which saw our heroes battling a real life dragon. The stream wasn't great, however from what we could see it was mighty impressive. Can we play it now please?

The game also includes a tactical camera, which made the game look more like a JRPG. Interesting.

Next up? A quick look at the next Mass Effect. There wasn't a lot shown but it did tell us that the game is coming so that is good enough for us.

So what else? A new IP from Bioware. The footage shown was prototype and not named, so no details as yet.

The Sims 4 was next up, showing us how you can define personality and more. We kind of got a little distracted at this point as a new FIFA 15 trailer appeared on the web. Sorry Sims. On the bright side you can view the footage below, along with that FIFA 15 trailer. The Sims 4 is out on September 2.

Ok EA hadn't actually talked about FIFA at this point, it was EA Sports UFC next. The focus at first was on Bruce Lee, with some fun looking gameplay as he kicked some face in the middle of the Octagon. UFC arrives next week.

NHL was next up and although this will mostly appeal to those in the U.S, it's still sounding pretty impressive, especially since it's the first time it'll arrive on PS4 and Xbox One. Let's have a look at the gameplay shall we?

Criterion was next up. The game about to be shown was very early in development, but what was it? Something which includes wingsuits, helicopters, AVT, jetski and all manner of other action style vehicles. Apparently it's a first person game, although given that it's so early in development it's hard to know how it'll come along. We can't wait to see more.

EA PGA Tour was next which uses the Frostbite 3 engine. There are no load times between courses and fully rendered environments. It certainly looked very shiny. A gameplay trailer was shown, before EA moved onto Madden - more gameplay was shown and it looked very impressive, if you like that sort of thing.

Dawngate was next up, a MOBA which sees players head online and go head to head. These games are not something I know a lot about so I won't pretend to as the footage below explains it a lot better than I ever could.

Mirror's Edge 2 was the next game up, with Dice telling us all about the design of Faith. It felt like more of a concept video but we also saw some pretty nice footage too.

On to FIFA 15 next, although you've already seen the trailer we posted above. Apparently you'll feel the game. Buzz words are the way EA Sports usually reveal a new game. So Agility and Control, Player Emotion, Man to Man Battles, Authentic Player Visuals, Dynamic Matchday Presentation, Living Pitch - tearing turf and dirty shirts. Sounds pretty impressive. 

Battlefield Hardline was next, which opened up with a trailer we have already seen.

Apparently the game is more like a great TV crime program than an action shooter, although it looks very much like an action shooter. Battles are shown from multiple perspectives in hardline multiplayer. The game seems to show plot via breaking news stories, before throwing you into the action to take down the criminals/cops. One scene showed a van scream in, with cops in pursuit, while people on the ground, dodged bullets all around them. It looks interesting to say the least.

A beta was also announced for today for PS4 and PC. You can head to Battlefield.com/beta to sign up now or click on the Battlefield 4 on your PS4 to download.

That's it. So what do you think?

Edited On 09 Jun, 2014

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Beazi's avatar
Beazi 3 years ago
Some impressive titles there Joe. Fifa, Tiger etc are the obvious ones. The new Battlefield looks decent. But where is Dead Space 4... Or is it dead forever :(
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Baiken_ 3 years ago
I hope Battlefront can live up to the hype. Mirrors Edge 2 without a doubt highlight for me.
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PrometheusFan 3 years ago
So... uh... did EA actually have any games to show? Because it seemed like all they did was talk about all these cool ideas they had for games that are seemingly ages off. How is Mass Effect 4 so far off at this point even? They'd have been working on it for a while now, surely? Groan... Guess I'll give the Hardline beta a shot.
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Zombieflamingo 3 years ago
I was thinking the same. Will maybe download the beta on PC but don't have it on PS4.
Beazi's avatar
Beazi 3 years ago
I think Mass Effect 4 sounds and looks good it'll be worth the wait. Mirrors Edge 2 will be good as well but mentioned on here better combat is a must
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jay.hamilton 3 years ago
I think mass effect 4 is way off as they want it perfect and if what they said is true it might dwarf the size and scale of previous mass effects
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Spear 25 3 years ago
Dragon Age looked class, too early to say much about Mass Effect 4. Interesting to see how Star Wars turns out and the rest don't look that great.

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