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EA's gamescom press conference - as it happened


EA held its press conference today and below we have rounded up the entire conference, giving you a chance to catch up on any news announced, although as usual with EA's press conference, it was more about the games already announced.

Need for Speed was the first game shown and we were shown a video of the drivers behind the game, such as Ken Block and Nakai San and more. You can watch the video below to see more.



There are five ways to play in what EA are calling the 'definitive' Need for Speed experience. Your journey will be filled with characters calling you, enticing you into the five ways to play. In between races are live action scenes, which have been filmed using real actors, making for more of a live-action experience as you watch cars perform and then try to impress by by replicating the experience.

A new trailer was also shown, which you can watch below. 



Mirror's Edge was next up and EA was keen to debut footage from early in the game, a part of the game which sparks Faith's journey. You can watch the footage below, but as you can see, the game is looking fantastic, showing Faith speeding through the rooftops of a bright city, sliding, jumping and trying to avoid trouble. It's pretty great, so check it out below.

Mirror's Edge arrives in February 2016.



Knights of the Old Republic expansion, Knights of the Fallen Empire was next to be shown. It'll be free for subscribers when it arrives on October 26 and if you subscribe this week you will get a free character.

A new trailer was shown for the game and you can watch it below.



A trailer for The Sims 4 was shown next, with Rachael Franklin from EA telling us she loves the video as it empowers life. She then went on to explain how the game has gotten better each month with all the additions since release and added that more will be added each month.

In addition, a new The Sims 4: Get Together expansion pack was also revealed. You can watch the trailer below if you are interested.



Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 was next up. Whether you are healing or blasting with your plants, this one is looking fantastic. Plants are on the attack with the likes of Rose, a new sorceress that can cast spells. Colonel Corn who can call in air support and Citron, a futuristic plant.

There is also a solo play mode, which lets you team up in a party and take on the enemy. What's even better is that GW2 is teaming up with Bioware to bring the new Grass Effect mode, which adds in a new Z7 Mech. You only get this by pre-ordering and it looks amazing.





EA has said that it is working on new concepts all the time, which may or may not work out, so expect some new IP's in the future, but in the meantime we got a look at its latest IP, Unravel.

It was a bit emotional as the developer choked up explaining how much the E3 reveal meant to him and then showed off some gameplay and explained how the game works. The objective is to to reach the end of the level without running out of yarn, although there are many objects in the way, such as the sea. The game is physics based, so you'll need to use your imagination in order to progress.

Check out some gameplay below.



Star Wars Battlefront was next up and its the one we were all waiting for.

Fighter Squadron was shown off, letting us have a look at 20 player in-air combat which sees X-Wings and Tie Fighters go head to head, along with the help of some A-Wings as the Rebels try to complete objectives such as taking out transporter ships. The Millennium Falcon, also makes an appearance too.

Here's the video.



FIFA 16 FUT Draft was shown next, as the video below explains. FUT Draft, a brand new way to play FIFA Ultimate Team. This new mode will test your team building skills as you pick the best fit for each position from a five-player draw. Draft a squad and challenge opponents in a series of up to four matches to win big rewards for your club. 

A FUT Draft series has an entry fee of 15,000 coins, 300 FIFA Points, or 1 Draft Token. Even if you lose your first match you’ll still receive a reward that matches the value of the entrance fee. The further you progress, the better rewards you get.



EA also revealed other new ways to play, such as pre-season tournaments and player training, allowing you to put players through their paces. Career mode has also been improved, while the women's teams also arrive.

Gameplay has been improved, making keepers more athletic with better goalkeeper animations, smarter players and passing being balanced. No touch dribbling is also introduced and makes FIFA 16 a balance football game. New stadiums have also been added, as have more than 900 new crowd chants.



And that was EA at gamescom.

What did you think?


Edited On 05 Aug, 2015

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