Star Wars: Squadrons, EA SPORTS FIFA 21, Apex Legends and the return of Skate star at EA PLAY Live 2020.
EA offers a preview of its next video games, which will reach the next generation platforms, Steam and Nintendo Switch with the cross-play mode
Electronic Arts Inc has celebrated EA PLAY Live 2020 with a range of completely new video game announcements, great news and the arrival of its titles to new platforms and the future generation of consoles. Apex Legends, having enjoyed incredible success since its surprise launch last year, will welcome more players when the title hits new platforms like Steam and Nintendo Switch this fall, all with cross-play support. EA Play Live has also delivered the world debut of Star Wars: Squadrons, the first Star Wars starfighter video game in 20 years, featuring a single player story and 5v5 multiplayer space battles.
Apex Legends Season 5 has maintained the high level of engagement in the game, achieving the highest daily player retention of any season of the title, as well as the highest number of new players since the first season. Also, those numbers are expected to grow this fall when Apex Legends is available on Steam and Switch with cross-play support on all of their platforms.
During EA Play, the Respawn team also announced that the Lost Treasures Collection event will begin on June 23. The event will feature a new mode, limited-time exclusive activities, and a new takeover of Crypto City. Sniper and shotgun modes will return to the game with Armed and Dangerous along with some twists like the Evo Armor and a new piece of loot, the Mobile Respawn Beacons.
The Sims 4
The Sims, the video game created by Maxis, has always allowed players the ability to express themselves through their Sims, the stories they tell, and the worlds they design. Now, The Sims 4, along with all its launch packs, will be available through the Steam platform. The life simulation video game has seen more than 2.5 million new players join the community in the last two months, with a maximum of almost 10 million players accessing the video game monthly in the last quarter. The development team has proudly lived how the video game has served as a source of inspiration and fun for many players who have had to celebrate important events in their lives from a distance and virtually with their loved ones, recreating great events such as birthdays, graduations and even weddings.
More games; More platforms
This year, gamers will be able to access EA video games on more platforms than ever. Critically acclaimed titles like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Command & Conquer Remastered Collection along with a dozen video games like The Sims 4, Titanfall 2, A Way Out, and Dead Space 3 will be available on Steam in late summer, offering great benefits for its members with the first subscription that will reach the platform.
Seven new video games will also be released on Nintendo Switch in the next 12 months: Burnout ™ Paradise: Remastered will be available starting tomorrow, June 19, followed by Apex Legends and FIFA 21 in the fall.
Cross-play support will also be available in Apex Legends, Rocket Arena, and Star Wars: Squadrons, joining Need for Speed Heat compatibility.
EA continues to support genuine independent game studios with three video games to be released under the EA Originals label: Final Strike Games’ Rocket Arena, Hazelight’s It Takes Two, and Zoink’s Lost in Random.
Rocket Arena will be the new hero shooter with which players will be able to master the art of rocket combat through unique and customizable play styles and frenetic clashes that will reinvent the classic genre of chaotic rocket combat. Players will be able to dive into Rocket Arena on July 14, when the game arrives on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Origin and Steam with cross-play support.
It Takes Two from Hazlight, the acclaimed studio of the award-winning A Way Out, will be a fast-paced action-platformer coming in 2021, and finally Lost In Random from Zoink, an action adventure inspired by a gothic fairy tale featuring a very current message, set in a twisted dystopia where uncertainty and chaos are feared. Lost in Random will also be available in 2021 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch, and PC via Origin and Steam.
Star Wars: Squadrons
Motive Studios and Lucasfilm have shown a first preview of Star Wars: Squadrons with a new six-minute video. Announced last Monday, Star Wars: Squadrons will offer an immersive first-person space combat experience set in the Star Wars universe. The video game will feature thrilling 5v5 multiplayer combat, monumental Fleet Battles, and an original story set in the last days of the Galactic Empire and the rise of the New Republic that took place after the events of the movie Star Wars: Return of the Jed ™. Star Wars: Squadrons will be available on October 2, 2020 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC via Origin, Steam and the Epic Games Store, and will be playable via Virtual Reality (VR) on PlayStation 4 and PC with support. cross-play.
EA SPORTS MADDEN NFL 21
This year Madden NFL 21 will do everything possible to bring players closer to the reality of American football like never before, through innovative new features and gameplay enhancements that will deliver the full potential of the NFL on current and existing platforms. in the next generation. Madden NFL 21 will be available worldwide on August 28 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Origin and Steam.
EA Access and Origin Access members will be able to access the game starting August 21 for 10 hours, and Origin Access Premier members will be able to enjoy the full game on PC starting the same day. Additionally, Access * members will also receive ongoing benefits in Madden NFL throughout the season. Madden NFL is coming to Google Stadia this winter and Madden NFL 21 Mobile will be available on August 6 with a new app.
Through EA SPORTS Dual Entitlement, players will be able to upgrade Madden NFL 21 from Xbox One to Xbox Series X or Madden NFL 21 from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5 at no additional cost, adding new features not available in the previous generation. . Exceptions to the offer apply. Currently, physical disks cannot be upgraded on diskless consoles.
EA SPORTS FIFA 21
This year, EA SPORTS FIFA fans will be able to discover all the news driven by the new generation of consoles, such as PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. The sports video game goes from being visual to being visceral with faster loading times , lighting and lazy rendering, with improved animation technology, a greater humanity in your players and much more. FIFA 21 will be available worldwide on October 9, 2020 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam and Origin, and will arrive on Google Stadia this winter.
EA Access and Origin Access Basic members will be able to access the game starting October 1 for 10 hours while Origin Access Premier members will have full access to the game. Additionally, all Access * members will continue to receive benefits in FIFA 21 throughout the season. Fans who want to pre-order FIFA 21 will be able to get early access to the video game along with other incentives, find out more about pre-order offers here.
EA SPORTS FIFA 21 will also offer Dual Entitlement, with which players can upgrade their video game from PlayStation 4 to PlayStation 5, or from Xbox One to Xbox Series X at no additional cost. Exceptions to the offer apply. Physical disks cannot be upgraded on diskless consoles.
The best studios at EA are working on a series of video games for the next generation of consoles, creating new experiences and developing new stories. Criterion will immerse players in fast-paced races in seconds. BioWare will create worlds where players will become the heroes of their own history. DICE, setting a high bar for excellence in audio and graphics, will continue to create epic battles with unprecedented scale and fidelity. Motive Montreal is in the process of developing a new, innovative and ambitious video game that puts creativity in the hands of the gamer, offering an exclusive experience in next-generation console technology.
Skate is back! EA has listened to each and every voice of its passionate fans for nearly a decade. Director of Studies Laura Miele dropped this latest surprise for players. Cuz Parry and Deran Chung, Director and Creative Director of the video game, shared the beginning of a long way to go: the evolution work of the Skate franchise has begun.