EA had their E3 presentation today. Did you kow EA has a lot of big-budget action games? Games previewed included Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare – a third-person shooter and tower defense mashup – Titanfall, a quick tease for Star Wars: Battlefront, Need for Speed: Rivals, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Madden 25, FIFA 14, UFC, Battlefield 4, and Mirror’s Edge 2.
Aaron Paul showed up to preview the Need for Speed movie. It had lots of car crashes and loud music. It looked like a certain other movie francise with fast cars, stunts, and wacky plots. We’ll see if Need for Speed has the audience appeal to attract all those Death Race fans.
EA Sports Ignite was shown. It’s the new engine that powers all of the next-gen EA Sports games. True ballin’ yo! Drake came on stage to tell everyone that he does a lot of traveling and watching foreign sports. Apparently, he’s a big fan of FIFA and money. Bruce Buffer then jumped on stage to announce some names in his professional MC voice. I guess he also likes money.
We got to watch a bunch of players do their thing in a Battlefield 4 level with someone in Commander Mode. Apparently, that means someone gets to use a tablet to poke at a screen and yell at his team. A building collapsed in the now trademarked Frostbite way.
EA did not talk about Simcity.