Battlefield 4 has been plagued with issues. At first people thought it was just a few kinks that needed ironing out at launch, and yet the game is still struggling, particularly on Xbox One and PS4.
Earlier his week saw the release of the China Rising DLC for Battlefield 4, which as excited some players – but left many others feeling cold. the reason? The game they bought last month still isn’t working properly, regardless of the platform. As a result, DICE has now put expansions for the game on the backburner, to get the game that they’ve already released working properly.
For the last decade, gaming has been dominated by the big three of our industry. Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo have created an axis of power that may shift between them, but is rarely contested by outsiders. But a new challenger could appear soon in the form of Google and Apple. And EA wants to be prepared for that.
If there’s one game that consumed hours and hours of my life, it has to to be the Strike series. From taking a chopper through the deserts, through to flying a stealth fighter in Jungle Strike and protecting the president in Urban Strike. And it looks like my nostalgia sensors are picking up a reboot.
Geez, the launch of Battlefield 4 has been less than perfect. They seem to be struggling with stability as much as that enormous tower in the Siege of Shanghai video. Now, Patrick Söderlund (who seems to be on a media tour or something) says EA needs to do better. Spin it for me, brother!
Poor Patrick Söderlund, EVP of EA Studios. All those bad names people call EA has really been getting to them - why can't it just be about the games? Well, that's a question gamers and EA are asking from very difference sides of the fence.
Star Wars may have found a home at EA, but it’s been awfully quiet over the last couple of months. There’s a galaxy far, far away that is filled with potential for new games, but EA has kept mum so far on their plans. According to one insider though, the next Star Wars game could be going open world on next-gen systems.
There has been quite some outrage over digital sales lately, and rightly so. EA was seriously ripping people off (surprise, surprise) and the PS4 digital versions of games are more expensive than Xbox One versions. Now EA and Ubisoft have solved the problem, and explained why it happened to begin with.
If there’s one franchise that I’m aching to see again, it’s the space-ways and deserts of Dune. But the spice hasn’t flowed in quite some time for that venerable franchise, despite several attempts at reviving it. And this concept art is going to make you want to pull your heart-plug out in despair.
There is no doubt, people love to hate EA. They have one of the worst images of all the gaming companies around, even though they're trying to change that. Yet, with news like this coming out, it's still a long time until anyone will trust them.
It’s a good time to be a Star Wars fan. Slave bikinis are back in fashion, a new trilogy of films are on the way and even though Lucasarts may be dead, (most) of the games from that galaxy far away certainly aren’t. EA is home to Star Wars games now. And they’re in it for the long run.
Speaking to the UBS Global Technology Conference, EA CFO Blake Jorgensen stated that most consumers were buying three games for their new PS4s. Most interesting was the newfound commitment to brick and mortar sales.
No matter what business model it falls under, one thing is certain: We could all do with a little bit more Command and Conquer in our lives. EA and Victory Games were developing just such a new entry in the franchise, before that studio got canned and the game cancelled. But it may not be as dead as previously thought.
It's been two years since DICE gave the world Battlefield 3, a pretty impressive multiplayer experience that was visually astounding, too. Fans of the series are more than likely already taking part in the sequel in its large scale warfare and accompanying shenanigans. What about the naysayers though? Has DICE done enough to win them over with the latest Battlefield?
For a record two years running now, EA has managed to secure the dubious accolade of winning the title of “The Worst Company in America.” That’s after going up against banks that foreclose on people’s homes and price small businesses to bankruptcy. EA doesn’t want to be seen in such a negative light anymore.