EA Play E3 2018 Press Conference News Recap -- Star Wars, Anthem, Battlefield 5

Anthem, Battlefield V, Madden NFL 19, and beautiful platformer Unravel 2.

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Now Playing: E3 2018: EA Play Press Conference Games And News Recap

E3 2018 is officially here, and EA kicked things off by dropping some major news at its EA Play press conference. Much of the big news centered around its two biggest upcoming games: Battlefield V and BioWare's new IP, Anthem. They weren't the only games that got some attention on the big stage, though; EA also shared updates on Madden NFL 19, FIFA 19, and a (previously unannounced) platformer Unravel 2.

We've rounded up all of the announcements from the briefing, and below you'll find all of our coverage of EA's kick-off event. You can also check out our EA press conference liveblog if you want to re-experience it, as well as our trailer roundup.

Anthem

BioWare's Anthem Gets New Trailer--Check out the first new trailer for BioWare's upcoming PS4/Xbox One/PC shooter-RPG in almost a year.

Anthem Won't Use Loot Boxes--At the EA Play presentation, BioWare went into more detail about how you can (and can't) customize your Javelin mech suit.

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BioWare's Anthem Release Date Confirmed At EA Play--Here's when BioWare's first new IP in 10 years launches on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Battlefield V

Battlefield 5 Battle Royale Mode Confirmed--It appears Battlefield 5 will be entering the fray of battle royale games later this year.

New Battlefield 5 Trailer Debuts--A new Battlefield 5 trailer was just released at the EA Play event.

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Command & Conquer Rivals

Command & Conquer Returns As Free-To-Play Mobile Title, Rivals--The upcoming mobile game is EA's latest title in the long-running strategy series.

EA Origin Access

EA Announces Origin Access Premiere Streaming Service, Free Origin Access Trial--A new streaming service is in the works and is slated to launch sometime this summer.

FIFA 19

FIFA 19 Poaches Champions League License From Rivals Konami And PES--The upcoming soccer game will boast the Champions League license this year, after Konami and PES recently lost the same license for the first time in 10 years.

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FIFA 19 Release Date Confirmed--In addition to the FIFA's release date, EA provided a look at its new soccer/football game.

Madden NFL 19

Madden NFL 19 Coming To PC--Alongside PS4 and Xbox One, the upcoming football game is coming to PC, making it the first game in the series to hit the platform since Madden 08.

NBA Live 19

NBA Live 19 Release Date Announced Along With A New Trailer--During EA Play, the new NBA Live game was showcased with a fresh trailer showing off new features. The game is set to release this summer.

Star Wars Battlefront II

Star Wars Battlefront 2 Adding Clone Wars DLC--EA used its stage time during EA Play to talk about the "rough start" for Star Wars Battlefront 2 and some future plans for the game.

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order (Respawn Entertainment)

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order Will Take Place In A Darker Galaxy--E3 2018 kicked off with the EA Play presentation, which finally gave us a look at what's coming next for the Star Wars franchise.

Unravel 2

EA's Newly Announced Game Unravel 2 Is Out Now--EA's E3 press conference gave us a brand-new PS4, Xbox One, and PC platformer, and it's out now.

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The conference was actually going pretty good, then it went off the cliff when they spent 20 minutes on a freaking mobile game lol

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They look more and more like Apple presentations each year..

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Didn't watch it, glad I didn't miss anything.

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That press conference was hilariously bad. What a way to make an hour and a half of nothing into something. From the "EURO PEEN" soccer trophy, the mobile game e-sport to the Anthem gameplay trailer that wasn't gameplay I haven't felt these feelings of, "holy crap, this is the worst! I want to shut it off!" in such a long time and I watched the whole thing. Microsoft had better do something truly offensive during their presentation or I'm pretty sure EA is going to run away with the award of worst press conference of E3 2018.

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@dlM0kn: Europe loves their football. And I personally am not a CnC fan but im excited about a mobile RTS. Anthem was meh. Not a bad conference imo.

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Anthem always online. I have just lost all interest.

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@peterroberts123456: Thats good. Don't support EA. Support a decent dev and play Warframe.

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Am I the only one excited about Madden finally returning to PC?

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Worse Conference Ever.

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@tomservo51: should check out square's today.

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@No_Intelligence: that bad eh?

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In other news, EA greedy as crap...

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battlefield look good, but come on EA no NHL preview I guess nothing has really changed. NBA Live looks the same as last year tried the demo graphics and gameplay were ok but 2K continues to destroy you in BBall. The only reason Madden, NHL and can't speak for Fifa but the other 2 are good is because there is no competition you own rights to NFL and NHL license. Imagine if 2K still made Football and NHL games what they would be like.

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so literally nothing come out of EA for the next few years. and for the first time, i am completely fine with that. **** EA

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Battlefied 4 was ok and I love star wars games but I'm not buying a single thing with EA's name on it. I don't want service games I could care less.

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Fight night EA, where the F is the fight night. What a garbage conference but at least battlefield looks good.

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The "Madden Champion" kid was pretty cringeworthy....

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I cant believe that I turned off Dashie to watch this sh*t!

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Was there nothing about NHL 19?

Haven't seen it mentioned in any of the recaps. If it was absent, what does that mean?

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Aslo EA games keep closing there studios down that why haven’t got much games .

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So nothing?

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EA has ruined everything they've touched the past few years, including Mass Effect Andromeda, probably the most embarrassing AAA game ever released.

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@todddow: Nonsense, the most embarrassing AAA game ever is always the current AAA sports title.

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@asnakeneverdies: what constitutes as AAA?

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@No_Intelligence: High budgets, albeit not necessarily high development budgets. You should've spent some of your points on Intelligence, methinks.

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@asnakeneverdies: I wish I operated a bot army so I could give you 1K likes.

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@Redsyrup: It's the intention that counts. ?

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They kicked off E3 with a "meh"

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@gamingdevil800: You know you had an underwhelming presentation, when even the Monkey's not impressed. ?

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@asnakeneverdies: Monkey's hosting the show would of been an improvement.

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@gamingdevil800: Undoubtedly, Monkeys and Denni!

That's the plural of Dennis, I just made it up. ?

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That was a terrible conference. They looped the same 5-10 second footage in Battlefront several times and then moved to another small clip looped several times. Short Battlefield segment. C&C died a free to play death in what was probably their second longest segment. You can tell when they delivered the lines they thought would get an applause, the audience was not having it. Awkward silence throughout. They announced a new Star Wars game in the most cringeworthy unceremonious way possible with a guy in the crowd saying you play a Jedi in the dark times several times and the host asking if she could hold a light saber. What the heck was that dumpster fire?

Also, RIP Command and Conquer. You had some good times.

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@lionheartssj1: Im excited for this CnC title... I'm not a CnC fan, but RTS fan.

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@lionheartssj1: Don't forget they said you get to play the new Star Wars game holiday of 2019! LOLOLOL WOW!

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@lionheartssj1:
Agreed. C&C is great but they need to just drop the series for a while.

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@redviperofdorne: Did not know they made C&C games at all.. Have not played any since Westwood Studios made them. I think i tried one of the EA C&C titles many years ago and ruled it out as garbage.

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@Sindroid:
The last game came out over 8 years ago so I guess it's overdue but to be honest, No one wanted a mobile game. C&C is great enough to stand on its own as a full retail release and that's what they should have done.

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@lionheartssj1: Flip some tables, smash some chairs! Wreak havoc!

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Wasn't good...

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@brettsiebenhaar: Ain't that bad.

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@solidsnakeen: just wasn't good, no surprises and pretty boring actually, but at least the host was pretty cute!

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@brettsiebenhaar: exactly.

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Told you the head of ea games should be fired . Ea games got all this licenses games and don’t make sequels to there games. Anthem only good game showed . Rate 2/10

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@playstationzone: wait what... EA don't make sequels?

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Conference grade: F

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@nibbin1191: Naught but nickels did the nimble Nibbin nicked. He be niggled now. ?❗

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The hate for EA is becoming old and stale at this point. The conference was boring and unexciting, but they aren't doing anything different than other publishers. A full C&C experience on mobile would be great if it doesn't become F2P garbage. Anthem is the only new game from them I'm looking forward too.

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Command & Conquer going mobile...? Time to hurl myself on a spike of Tiberium...

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