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E3 2016: EA E3 Conference

EA kept it fairly predictable this year, but showed off some impressive titles none-the-less. While Battlefield 1 is easily their most talked about title, it was nice to see the other releases they have planned like the new Mass Effect.

Titanfall 2

We are finally going to have our cake and eat it too, a single player campaign was announced to take full advantage of the world the first game set up.

The trailer for single player showed some type of AI that helps bond you to your titan, but we were not shown how this will affect the story.

New pilot abilities were announced to take the series to new heights in multiplayer. They mentioned more customization, but didn’t mention much about it.

There will be a beta available before launch, but no date was given.

Titanfall 2

Battlefield 1

World. War. One.

This game is going to be epic, and that 64 player multiplayer looks intense. They showed off a battle where a giant aircraft crashes into the ground leaving you to battle among the wreckage.

The campaign looks fantastic and with incredible visuals brought to you by DICE.

Battlefield 1

Mass Effect: Andromeda

The trailer showed off some new footage and our new hero: Ryder. The new game will cast a new set of characters, who are far more ‘greener’ to the aspects of war, and not so fully formed like the characters you came into contact with in the previous series. Form new bonds with your crew as you explore strange new worlds.

You can still only choose a human character as Bioware says the story is meant to be a very human narrative, one that with being human ourselves, we can relate to easier.

While there are strong ties to the original trilogy that players will recognize, this is a post-Shepard world in a brand new galaxy.

You’ll still be rocking the Mako vehicle as exploration is still a huge part of this game.

There is also an online component, but Bioware hasn’t said much about it, other than it won’t affect single player at all.

Expect to take a trip through the Galaxy in early 2017 on PC, Xbox One and PS4.

Mass Effect

Star Wars

EA put together a video showing the various Star Wars games in development, with none of them coming soon. Amy Hennig and her team at Visceral have a fantastic looking game in development, but other than a few screenshots and a few seconds of video, not much was shown for it.

The various teams that have Star Wars games in development are: Visceral, Motive, BioWare, Respawn and DICE.

FIFA 17

Yet again, another Soccer game has been announced. The new trailer shows off a new story mode, where you follow a player named Alex Hunter as he makes his way into the English Premier League.

Players will make choices about his life and will watch him succeed or fail depending on how players manage to perform in the game.

This story mode will not be present in the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions, and only found within the Xbox One, PS4 and PC versions.

Other than that, the typical FIFA game you expect is here in all its glory.

Madden 17

Madden NFL 17 didn’t show a whole lot of new improvements other than what they call “The deepest franchise mode to-date.”

They also announced an all-new commentary team.

Fe

This title looks alright, but doesn’t drive home the same impact that Unraveled had last year. Fe is a game that looks like a platformer of sorts in a purple crystal world.

Fe

EA had a small showing this year, but with Battlefield 1, Mass Effect: Andromeda, the new Star Wars titles and a story mode in Titanfall 2, it was a solid effort by the Publisher. I wish they had announced a new title for EA access, which sadly they did not do.

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