Gamescom 2013: EA Press Conference

 

Here’s the latest from EA’s Gamescom 2013 press conference.

  • The Sims 4 will allow for faster, easier home building and character creation. The new emotion system will determine what kind of behavioral and conversation options appear in social situations. The Sims 4 will release sometime in 2014.
  • The new Command and Conquer, due later this year, will be “free and live” (free-to-play) and will have story based missions that will be playable solo beginning in 2014.
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition will allow players to make decisions that controls the fate of entire communities. The new RPG will release in the Fall of 2014.
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare will have playable zombies. The game will release in the Spring of 2014 for Xbox One and 360. The Xbox One exclusive feature, Bossmode, was announced which gives players Kinect (via motion control and voice commands) and Smartglass strategic control of the battlefield.
  • Peggle 2 will release first on Xbox One.
  • EA Sports UFC implements a new character graphics tech called “Feel the Fight” which allows for greater realism in animation and full-body deformation. The game will release for Xbox One and PS4 in the Spring of 2014.
  • The new Need For Speed will feature Ferrari cars for the first time in 7 years. The game will release on November 21, 2013.
  • FIFA 14 demo will be available September 10, 2013 and the full game will release on September 24, 2013 in North America for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. Seasons in FIFA 14 can be carried over to the next-gen consoles. The Ultimate Team Legends feature, which is exclusive to Xbox One and 360, will allow gamers to experience playing as legendary soccer/football players from the past.
  • Battlefield 4 will have 64 player, 2 commander multi-player, all running at 60 FPS. The new “Levelution” system means an evolving, dynamic battlefield in multi-player, where no two games are the same. Battlefield 4 will release on October 29, 2013 in North America for all current-gen systems, and shortly after for next-gen. Battlefield Premium members will get expansion packs and DLC two weeks early.

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