Our EA Play Roundup begins with a look at Battlefield 1, a World War I game, that harkens back to the time before Battlefield, Call of Duty, and Medal of Honor were all modern military shooters.

This year you’ll be able to get you hands on a total of 8 new maps including two new maps that will have you fighting the enemy at night, Nivelle Nights (June) and Prise De Tahure (July) alongside the new map pack that is called “In the Name of the Tsar” which includes 6 new maps on the Eastern Front which will see you fighting as the Russians and the Women’s Battalion of Death. Check out the teaser below.

Immediately following Battlefield 1, EA decided to show us their annual soccer game in the form of FIFA 18. We found out later on in the day that this game would be coming to Nintendo Switch alongside the usual suspects (PS4, Xbox One, and PC). Here is the reveal trailer they showed at the event featuring Cristiano Ronaldo, the all-time top scorer of Real Madrid C.F. and winner of the Best FIFA Men’s Player Award.

After FIFA 18, They decided to show us Need for Speed Payback, the 2017 entry into the long standing racing series. The game will be coming out November 10th, 2017 on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC via Origin.  Check out the reveal trailer they posted to YouTube.

After we got our racing fix with some Need for Speed, EA showed us a new IP in the form of A Way Out, a couch or online co-op only game about two people stuck in prison together and trying to make a escape. This game seems to borrow heavily from the Army of Two school of thought where if a game is fun with one player, then they should make it where you should have to play it with two. Check out the trailer they showed us.

A Way Out is slated to drop in early 2018 on PS4, Xbox One, and PS via Origin. Next up is more sports (yay..) in the form of NBA Live 18. It appears that they are trying to have a heavy focus on story line and growth from the streets to the NBA itself. Check out the reveal trailer that dropped on YouTube.

NBA Live 18 will have a demo for you to try in August 2017 on Xbox One and PS4. Last but NOT least.. It’s time for some Star Wars: Battlefront 2! It appears to take elements from other hero shooters in the form of abilities that can be used on a cool down alongside exploring all of the stories from Star Wars including a special story you can only find in this game. EA actually has me excited for this title for once. Let’s hope they can fix the issues present in the original while growing and fleshing out the mechanics in the sequel. Here’s the trailer.

This was our roundup for the EA Play event at #E3 2017. There’s a lot more about this year’s E3 in the SCIFI.radio pipeline. Stay tuned.


James G. Kennedy
James G. Kennedy