The Electronic Arts media briefing is about to begin! I am live blogging for as long as my power and Internet connection holds!
John Riccitiello is now on stage. They have 10 developers here to demo 10 games.
Visceral Studios new Dead Space! “They found the source.” Dead Space 3
Cool, Isaac Clarke is walking around outside on a snowily planet.
New character, drop in, drop out co-op play.
Doing a live co-op demo from act 2
They are fighting a gigantic drill. There is a new f***** up necromorph that looks like legs and stomach with tentacles. I’ve seen enough hentai to know where this is going.
Looks like you have access to more military style weapons.
Now they are fighting a gigantic necromorph, some kind of tunnelling insect-like creature. Anyone else getting a Lost Planet vibe?
Oh man, I think there is a level inside a necromorph. We just saw someone get ingested.
Coming February 2013
Cam Weber, GM American Football, new Madden
New Infinity engine considers mass, speed and body of player when showing the outcome of plays
No more predetermined tackles. It’s all dynamic and fully under the player’s control until the player hits the turf
New Career sharing
Michael Irvine on stage.
You gain experience from playing, and can use it to improve your abilities.
You can retire a player, create a new player, and then continue the league you started.
There’s a virtual twitter feed that gives you feedback on how your player is doing.
Lucy Bradshaw, GM of Maxis
SimCity Social is coming to Facebook.
New SimCity PC game has a great level of city detail
Will support multiplayer. Play with friends, or take on other cities
Your actions effect the lives of sims in your City, and in other cities
The disasters look darkly hilarious. Sims running around on fire
John R – Games are changing to a thing you buy to a place you go.
Patrick Bach, Peter Moore talking about Battlefield 3
1.6 trillion bullets have been fired in Battlefield 3 to date
Battlefield 3 Premium
Gives you access to advance items, features
Two weeks early access to expansions
Five new expansions coming, armored Kill Expansion – all vehicle combat
Now available today for $43.99 on PlayStation
PC and Xbox version to follow next week
Ray Muzyka on stage to talk about Star Wars: The Old Republic
Adding new PVP war zones
New companionsm HK 51 assassin droid
New Nightmare difficulty mode
New planet – Makeb – with adventures around the Hutt Cartel
This July, everyone can play up to level 15 for free
Medal of Honor Warfighter
Greg Goodrich on stage
“We’re going global.”
Every single mission has a dotted line to a real world event or hotspot
Mission in Somalia to raid pirate enclave
Infiltrating a shot up town, moving from beach into buildings
Use a laser spotter to paint targets
You have an option wheel for entering rooms, what method and weapon you will use to breach
They’re using a wheeled drone to scout out ruins and kill opposition
GLOBAL WARFIGHTERS – uses 12 different countries’ elite soldiers, GROM, SEAL, Spetsnaz, SAS, SFOD-D
Andrew Wilson from EA Sports now on stage
Wants to connect every game you play on every device you play
Madden Social launches fall
Matt Bilby – FIFA
Football Club has 11 million members
FIFA 12 players will take their stats into FIFA 13
You can earn currency within the game to purchase items through Football Club
iPad, iPhone, Android FIFA will be connected to Football Club
Messi will be on the cover of FIFA 13
New dribble moves
New UFC game
President of UFC Dana White
They now have a multiyear multi game deal with EA
Need for Speed – Most Wanted
Matt Webster, Exec Producer with Criterion
An open world driving game
Awesome slow motion bumps into cop cars
Race checkpoints appear as beacons in the game world
Sorry, lost power for Crysis 3! Anyway, it looks really damn sweet, and it’s coming February 2013!