In line with the past few years, EA kicked off the pressers this morning for E3 2018. Here are the highlights from their presentation.
Leading the press conference was an augmented reality look at Anthem.
Andrea Rene opened the show as host.
Oskar Gabrielson and Lars Gustafsson took the stage to discuss Battlefield V. There will be no loot boxes and no premium pass. The game will have a battle royale mode.
A trailer for FIFA 19 was shown.
Aaron McHardy and Lina Ingvarsdottir took the stage to discuss FIFA 19. It will release on September 28th.
FIFA 18 complete, for a limited time, will be available to play for free on various platforms.
Andrew Wilson took the stage to discuss cloud gaming. Origin Access Premier streaming service will offer all of EA’s new PC games. It will launch later this summer.
Andrea Rene returned to introduce Vince Zampella to tease Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order. It will take place between episodes 3 and 4. It has a current release window of holiday of 2019.
Dennis Brannvall took the stage to discuss Star Wars: Battlefront II. Han Solo content will be coming next week. A new squad system is coming to the game. This year, Battlefront II will be delving into the Clone Wars, and will include the largest level ever built for Battlefront.
A trailer for Unravel Two was shown and Martin Sahlin took the stage to discuss the game. It can be played solo or in co-op. A look at gameplay was shown. There is a very determined grouse who apparently likes to pursue yarn.
Patrick Soderlund took the stage to announce Unravel two is releasing today!
He also introduced Sea of Solitude.
Cornelia Geppert took the stage to discuss Sea of Solitude. The premise: when humans get too lonely they turn into monsters. (Side note: I find that entirely poetic and am excited to see how this plays.) The game releases early 2019.
A trailer for NBA Live 19 was shown.
Juju Smith-Schuster and Young Kiv took the stage to discuss Madden 19 and to introduce a trailer for the game.
Michael Martinez and Nathanias took the stage to show an RTS mystery game which turned out to be Command and Conquer: Rivals for mobile. It will be coming to iOS and Android devices.
Andrew Wilson returned to the stage to discuss the Play to Give program, then introduced a trailer for Anthem.
Andrea Rene returned to the stage to introduce BioWare’s Casey Hudson, Mark Darrah, and Cathleen Rootsaert to discuss Anthem further.
Anthem will have microtransactions, but will not have loot boxes; you will know what you are buying specifically.
An extended trailer was shown. Anthem will release February 22, 2019.
Andrea Rene closed out the show.
This seemed to be a reserved start to E3 2018. I’m looking forward to both Microsoft and Bethesda’s press conferences tomorrow beginning at 1:00pm PST. I’ll see you back here, then! Happy E3 2018!