EA Press Conference 2017 Thread

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Well, the first of the E3 press conferences is almost upon us. What is everyone expecting to see out if it on Saturday? Any more word on the multiple Star Wars games being worked on or just a sole focus on Battlefront II? Awkward pitches from professional athletes for EA Sports games? What else?

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I would hope they have more to show than just Battlefront II if they are making three Star Wars games.

My dark horse wishes:

  • Some new Fight Night game
  • New NBA Street game
  • Road Rash yes still Road Rash, I know
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i guess i'm interested to see what that new Bioware IP is if they do show anything at the conference tommorow.

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Criterion is theoretically working on a game.

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#5  Edited By BeachThunder

Honestly, at this point, I'm not sure EA has anything anymore that interests me...

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Really interested in Battlefront 2 campaign stuff - along with whatever other singleplayer-oriented Star Wars games they might potentially show - and... I dunno, NFS looks potentially interesting? I'd normally be jumping out of my chair with excitement at the idea of a new BioWare IP, but since it's supposedly going to be some kind of shared-world, multiplayer, Destiny-type whatever, I'm really not feeling it.

Honestly I've probably spent more time thinking about my E3 snack regimen than mulling over EA's press conference.

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AN HOUR OF SPORTS.

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@kirkyx said:

Really interested in Battlefront 2 campaign stuff - along with whatever other singleplayer-oriented Star Wars games they might potentially show - and... I dunno, NFS looks potentially interesting? I'd normally be jumping out of my chair with excitement at the idea of a new BioWare IP, but since it's supposedly going to be some kind of shared-world, multiplayer, Destiny-type whatever, I'm really not feeling it.

Honestly I've probably spent more time thinking about my E3 snack regimen than mulling over EA's press conference.

Also interested about that single player Battlefront stuff. While the Battlefield 1 single player was neat, it seemed more like a tutorial for the multiplayer to me. It could seem that way to me though only because I didn't end up playing that much of it. I wonder if Battlefront will take the same sort of approach. I guess they kind of have to if it is spanning all eras of Star Wars, at least in the sense of having different player characters. . Can't really have a main character protagonist showing up at every single major set piece battle... or can you?

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#9  Edited By KirkyX

@hotsaucerman: My understanding is that, while the multiplayer will offer factions, maps and hero characters from all three major canon eras, the campaign will specifically follow Commander Versio and Inferno Squad - the Imperial special forces unit shown in the first trailer - from the Battle of Endor through to the founding of the First Order - a span of about thirty years - with relatively brief segments where you'll play as other characters. (I think they've specifically called out Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren as featuring in these, though there may be more.)

I'm super interested to see how they end up handing that story.

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My longshot EA announcement tomorrow: Peggle 3

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They withdrew the FIFA 17 demo from PSN just as I was thinking about buying it. Boo. Oh. @artisanbreads Road Rash by Criterion. Perfect fit.

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a star wars

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#13  Edited By mike

@hotsaucerman: We always have official pinned conference topics with the winners of the banner contests, so we will leave this one open for now but expect it to be closed when the official thread goes up in the morning.

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@mike: my bad! But no problem, I will happily jump in the sanctioned one for discussion tomorrow.

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In 16 Hours: Battlefront II!

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SPORTSand Star Wars.

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#20  Edited By glots

I don't have any deep love for Star Wars, but I'd watch that Visceral game being shown-off, sure. Nothing else I can personally think of, but hopefully there's at least one game that catches my interest.

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some guy I've never heard of talking for an hour about FIFA

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They will announce a new Star Wars game, and we will all silently mourn Mass Effect.

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MOH Allied Assault remake from respawn is all I want. Don't care about battlefield, nfs, star wars or sports.

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I am hoping EA will show Viscerals' Star Wars game. It has been about three years since Amy Hennig join the studio, and about four years since EA got the Star Wars license. I'm all for seeing Battlefronts 2 campaign footage, but it would be a shame if that was the only Star Wars footage they showed. Also I would love to see a new IP from Bioware, or what I really want a new KOTOR.

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#26  Edited By m4r71n2012

@hippie_genocide:

if they don't roll out jose mourinho and make him tell awful jokes I will go mad

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Was it Bioware of Bethesda that was rumored/confirmed to be working on a new IP? or both?

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Star Wars: Battleball - Hoops of Teras Kasi

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We'll see more on Star Wars Battlefront 2 and see sports games like Madden and FIFA (Thinking the awkward athlete they bring in is Rob Gronkowski for Madden). Maybe for surprise announcements, they'll show Visceral's Star Wars game, announce Plants vs. Zpmbies: Garden Warfare 3 maybe get a revival of one of EA's old IP's. Probably Need for Speed, but man I'd love for Burnout to come back, even though it probably won't.

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@tothenines: Both. The only confirmed info about Bioware's new IP is that it is codenamed "Dylan".

Bethesda has one or two new IPs in the works and there are unsubstantiated rumors that one of them is called "Starfield" and that it's basically a sci-fi take on the Bethesda RPG formula.

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does anyone know how long it is before GB put the conference vids up on the site after the conference is finished?

Reason im asking is I probably wont be able to watch todays conference and im going to avoid looking at social media so nothing is spoiled for me.

Thanks in advance!

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Was it Bioware of Bethesda that was rumored/confirmed to be working on a new IP? or both?

It's not really a rumor in either case. The Bioware new IP was officially confirmed years ago when they did they had that strange video of men in a dimly lit room talking in vague terms about how cool the new thing they're doing will be.

As for Bethesda, they've outright stated they're working on a new game that isn't Fallout or Elder Scrolls.

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#34  Edited By geirr

I made a stance against EA a loooong time ago so I'm just watching for the GB commentary/riffing.

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They'll announce something I might be really interested in, then suddenly remember I'd have to use Origin to play it and lose a lot of interest.

Maybe something for their subscription model?

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@burncoat said:

They'll announce something I might be really interested in, then suddenly remember I'd have to use Origin to play it and lose a lot of interest.

Maybe something for their subscription model?

Origin has been totally fine for years at this point. I actually get better download speeds on Origin than I do on Steam.

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Hey so, I'm at work. Do you know if GB rebroadcasts their own stream to Twitch and YouTube?

I could watch it just fine, I get out half an hour later

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Don't know why EA even has a press conference, Madden/FIFA/Battlefield/StarWars get tons of coverage at Sony and Microsoft, almost everything they do are annual franchises.

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@blu3v3nom07: I know they stream to Youtube, Twitch I'm not as sure, at least they used to.

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