EA Play 2019 recap — all you need to know

Jun 08 2019 6 min read

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EA Play has ended - the first major conference before E3 2019. Electronic Arts decided not to do any loud announcements and focused on the demonstration of already well-known projects. Below you will find all the trailers and the main information about the revealed games.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order

The show was opened with the premiere gameplay of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which, judging by the active promotional campaign, is positioned as one of the main autumn hits. The main character, Cal Kestis, is hiding from the troops of the newly-formed Empire, along with the BD-1 droid. At the same time, he explores the Force. The developers are very reluctant to share the padawan's history, but promise that he will be a significant figure in the Star Wars universe.

Gameplay mechanics reminds us of  The Force Unleashed dilogy, Uncharted series and souls-like games. Players will receive familiar hero's main skills, a lightsaber with all sorts of options for improvements and a spaceship. The ship is used not only to move around the galaxy, but also to communicate with NPCs and other activities, which will be announced later.

Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order will be available November 15, 2019 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

The next time the game will be shown at the Xbox show, which starts on June 9 at 22:00 CEST.

Apex Legends Season 2 – Battle Charge

Respawn Entertainment presented the long-awaited second season for Apex Legends. The Battle Charge update will include a new weapon, a legend and a rating mode. Global events are also expected, affecting some parts of the map in the manner of Fortnite.

Players will have access to another defence character named Nataly Wattson, who specializes in high-tech electrical damage traps. Wattson occupies an important place in the history of the Apex Games, as he is the daughter of the chief engineer of the competition. Her abilities force the user to act in a radically different way. Her special skill restores the shields of squad members and acts as a barrier against enemy shells and grenades (like Gibraltar's dome).

Arsenal has been expanded with an energy automatic rifle L-Star, familiar from Titanfall 2. It will appear exclusively in support containers.

As for the next combat pass, the developers have heard about users' dissatisfaction with the excessively slow progression system and promised to speed up the process, diluting it with more diverse tasks.

If you miss a few weeks, the weekly Challenges will still be available. They can be performed at any convenient time, even parallel to each other. The developers believe that the task-system should provide interesting assignments and change the course of the match, and not distort the original mechanics. All players will be able to feel the increased pace of Battle Pass levelling up. 

The Battle Pass includes three starting legendary items and one for every 25 levels. Tasks will be both weekly and daily. For the 100th level, players will again receive a unique colouring for the weapon, and on the 110th its modified version. It was decided to abandon the dominance of useless items (phrases for heroes, banners, trackers, badges) in favour of increasing the number of valuable metals that are deposited, for which you can choose your own reward.

Season 2 – Battle Charge starts July, 2 on all the platforms.

Battlefield 5 

DICE unveiled plans for Battlefield V Chapter 4 updates which are scheduled partially from July to October. During these months, users will get access to five maps: Marita, Al Sundan, Lofoten Islands, Provence, Operation Metro. Some of them will return the "classic Battlefield" formula, while others will concentrate on melee combat.

There are also several important updates for the Battle Royale mode, including new map zones, a modified loot system and the possibility to rebirth when playing with a squad.

The maximum rank will be upgraded from level 50 to 500.

The next fifth Chapter will focus on operations on the Pacific front. It will contain three large maps on which players will capture and hold the islands, with the ability to use marine equipment and aircraft.

The game has now become available to Origin Access and EA Access subscribers.

EA Sports – FIFA 20

An important innovation of FIFA 20 is some kind of FIFA Street remakethe new Volta mode. Jeff Antwi, the producer of VOLTA Football, said that we will see many "street" pitches from around the world along with all the rest of the content on the release. In addition to 3x3, 4x4 and 5x5 matches, an advanced customization system and a separate VOLTA League campaign are expected.

Also, the developers have revealed the upgrades that the annual footsim will get this year. 

  • Compose finishing: new finishing is more clinical, for example, when shooting the goalkeeper at the 1-on-1 situation. The developers are improving the fundamentals of shooting. Time finishing mechanics are also updated. 
  • Strafe dribbling: reinvented. We now will have more control to lure the opponent and then use your player's agility and skill to beat him. 
  • New defensive system: control tackling system improves tackling when you tackle in the right context. 
  • Penalty and free kick system: different, new, you are now full control of spin to create a trajectory. Use the right stick to go around the wall, over it or to do a knuckle shot. More control is more awarding. 
  • Ball physics: more authentic experience. The developers rewrote how the ball acts, there are now more realistic player deflects and bounces, curves, trajectories. The game "looks fresh".

FIFA 20 will be on sale September 27, 2019, for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One. Nintendo Switch will receive a "shortened" version of the Legacy Edition on the same day. Also, if you are a subscriber of EA Access which also will work on PlayStation, you will be able to play the game at September, 19th.

EA Sports – Madden NFL 20

Traditionally, there will be a new version of Madden NFL. Its key feature will be the return of the Pro Bowl, brand new career mode and the X-Factor unlockable abilities for superstars.

Madden 20 will appear in August for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

The Sims 4 Island Living

At the end of the EA Play conference, we saw a new add-on for The Sims called Island Living. In addition to the huge number of cosmetic items, personality features and jobs, it will add the opportunity to participate in marine entertainment. Sims will be able to travel in canoes, jet skis and other transport, or explore the depths of the sea with an aqualung.

The Sims 4 Island Living will be available for sale on June 21 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC and Mac.

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