E3 Reveal: SEED

EA announced yesterday that they’re creating a new division in their company that aims to “explore, build, and help define the future of interactive entertainment.” SEED (Search for Extraordinary Experiences Division) is currently in its early stages, so little to no information was made clear. As vague as this announcement may be, it should be interesting to see what projects this division lends a hand to in the future.

– Zack Burrows

E3 Reveal: A Way Out

Undoubtedly the most original game shown at EA’s conference, A Way Out is a split-screen co-op game by the makers of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons. A Way Out tells the story of two prison inmates, Leo and Vincent, and how they must work together in order to escape. Relying heavily on co-operation, you and a friend will lead Leo and Vincent across a journey that not only takes them through prison, but outside and beyond it. The game boasts multiple ways to complete objectives, which adds replayability, but also challenges players to think carefully about how to solve tasks.

The real interesting thing about A Way Out is that there is no single-player option.
You can only play the game via split-screen co-op, so you’ll need to sit down on the couch with a friend, or play with one online. Many people (myself included) have been asking for more co-operative split-screen games this generation, and A Way Out looks like it’ll scratch that itch. Although plot details are a little scarce at the moment, I’m highly anticipating this game and I can’t wait to check it out when it launches early next year.

– Zack Burrows

E3 Reveal: Madden NFL 18 – Longshot

At EA’s annual E3 press conference earlier this afternoon, the brand new single-player story for Madden NFL 18 was revealed. Titled “Longshot” it tells the story of a young man named Devin Wade and his journey into the world of professional football. A cinematic story isn’t something you normally think of when you hear the word “Madden”, so it should be interesting to see how it plays out. With talent like Mahershala Ali, Scott Porter, and Dan Marino lending their likenesses to the game, Madden NFL 18 is shaping up to be an interesting new direction for the franchise. In fact, Andrew Wilson (CEO of EA) declared that it’s “the most innovative Madden we’ve done in over a decade”.

If you want to see just how far that innovation has gone, you can play the game when it releases on August 25th, 2017.

– Zack Burrows

E3 2017: EA Press Conference

It’s the best time of year.
The time where developers and publishers come together to show off their upcoming projects and make the types of announcement that (for better or worse) light the internet on fire. EA kicked off the E3 festivities early this year by putting on their annual press conference this afternoon. While the largest focus was on the upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront II, there were a handful of announcements and trailers revealed that some could argue were more interesting.

The press conference can be watched uncut and in its entirety above, but make to sure to check back on the site later for individual breakdowns of each game.

– Zack Burrows