Oh EA. At least you didn’t take the cringe-crown early this year (there’s nothing quite as meme-worthy as the past few years), but I think the word of the day is “underwhelming.”
Now EA did have some great showings for indies and that deserves some credit. Giving those smaller developers a chance to talk for themselves on stage instead of an executive and passionately share their stories with their audience (both Unravel Two and Sea of Solitude‘s leads were on the verge of tears) is commendable, and Unravel got a crazy amount of screen time.
Yet…there wasn’t much else? EA confirmed that they’re a trend follower and added battle royale to Battlefield V. There was “more of the same” sports news, nebulous promises of a cloud gaming revolution, a bizarre Star Wars game reveal that you could have missed, and…basically just some good footage of Anthem, which may or may not have alienated a lot of its audience by confirming microtransactions when it had the chance to be one of the only looter shooters without them.
Also, no Skate!
- EA announces Battle Royale ‘re-imagined’ for Battlefield V
- UEFA Champions League announced for FIFA 19
- EA is high in the sky with cloud gaming and newly announced ‘Origin Access Premiere’
- Battlefront 2 will be getting Clone Wars DLC with massive levels
- EA reveals Star Wars title Jedi: Fallen Order at E3
- (Update) Unravel Two announced at E3, now with co-op!
- Poignant indie project Sea of Solitude looks great at E3, coming in early 2019
- NBA Live 19 gets a super quick reveal
- Command and Conquer: Rivals announced, stomps on childhoods everywhere
- BioWare explains that Anthem will have paid cosmetics, but ‘no loot boxes, or pay-for-power’ advantages
- Madden NFL 19 is coming this year, brings the series back to PC
- Anthem is out in February 2019 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One