Being the publishing powerhouse that they are, Electronic Arts has a loaded lineup of games coming coming out this year, a list of which was presented via their annual EA Play showcase. From next-gen releases to a reborn franchise, EA clearly has some exciting dishes being cooked.
The show kicked off with the announcement that Apex Legends will not only be ported to Switch and the next-gen consoles, but crossplay will be implemented.
EA is adding as many of its PC games as possible to Steam, and The Sims 4 is the latest title to join that club.
If you like the EA Originals brand, you most likely nodded with approval towards the reveal of two additions to said brand. It Takes Two is a co-op adventure where you control two dolls, which have been made by a child who is trying to recover from the trauma caused by his/her parents’ divorce. Lost in Random is another adventure game, and it’s got an English-speaking six-sided die that has magical powers.
Having taken over the publishing rights from Nexon, EA is set to release a 3-on-3 rocket-filled shooter called Rocket Arena.
EA’s next Star Wars game is titled Star Wars Squadrons, and it’s basically set to be the Star Wars equivalent to Star Fox and Ace Combat. The reason I say that is because it’s a flight-combat game mixed with George Lucas’ ultra-iconic masterpiece.
The next-gen versions of Madden NFL ‘21 and FIFA ‘21 were briefly showcased, and it’s evident that EA’s roster of iconic sports games will push the hardware of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X to the absolute limit.
A brief montage of games early in development was the second-to-final segment of the show. Criterion is working on a new racing game, BioWare seems to be gearing up for a new Dragon Age installment, DICE is hard at work on the next Battlefield game, and Motive is working on some kind of gravity-gun game.
At this point, we could say that EA Play 2020 was nothing more than a respectable show…But then, hell froze over. Time stood still. The ground rumbled. After a wait of over 10 years, EA announced something that the majority of their customers (Myself included) have been begging and pleading for…The return of Skate. No trailer was shown, but the fact that EA is finally bringing back their competitor to the Tony Hawk franchise felt so incredibly good to learn. I could go on and about how I feel about this rivalry being reignited, but I’ll save that for another time.
Electronic Arts is no stranger when it comes to videogame controversy, but this edition of EA Play showed that they are continuing to learn from their mistakes of old. We at Silver Soul Gaming hope you enjoy this hefty batch of new titles that the iconic publisher has in store for us. And hopefully, you and I will cross paths at the skateparks when Skate 4 finally drops in!