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You can play FIFA 19 for free from tomorrow, as demo drops
You can play FIFA 19 for free from tomorrow, as demo drops By Rik Henderson

Those eager to get their hands on FIFA 19 will be able to do so very soon. A demo for the game will be offered on PS4 and Xbox One as a free download from tomorrow, Thursday 13 September.The full games comes out on 28 September, but the demo gives you... Read more

EA Origin Access Premier gives you all new games for £14.99 a month, including FIFA 19, Battlefield V and Anthem
EA Origin Access Premier gives you all new games for £14.99 a month, including FIFA 19, Battlefield V and Anthem By Rik Henderson

EA is adding a new, premium tier to its PC monthly subscription service that adds all new EA games to the library you can access. This will include FIFA 19, Battlefield V and Anthem.Origin Access Premier was announced during E3 2018 but now we know prices... Read more

And the World Cup 2018 winner is.... according to FIFA 18 anyway
And the World Cup 2018 winner is.... according to FIFA 18 anyway By Rik Henderson

EA Sports has predicted the winner of the 2018 World Cup final using FIFA 18 and you might be surprised by the result.With the FIFA 18 World Cup free update available for download from today, Tuesday 29 May, you too can determine who wins the tournament.... Read more

Watch: Battlefield V reveal trailer lands with launch date, preorder info
Watch: Battlefield V reveal trailer lands with launch date, preorder info By Maggie Tillman

The follow-up to Battlefield 1 has been officially announced.EA added Battlefield 1 to its shooter franchise two years ago, and now, it's announcing a release date and pre-order information for the next installment, called Battlefield V. (Confusing naming... Read more

FIFA 18 World Cup mode will be a free download in May
FIFA 18 World Cup mode will be a free download in May By Rik Henderson

EA has announced that you will be able to play the 2018 FIFA World Cup tournament inside FIFA 18 for free.An update will be available for PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch from 29 May, which will add a huge swathe of World Cup in-game goodies and... Read more

Bioware's Anthem pushed back to 2019 to avoid new Battlefield launch
Bioware's Anthem pushed back to 2019 to avoid new Battlefield launch By Rik Henderson

When is a delay not a delay? When it's a tactical decision, apparently.Bioware's Anthem was given star billing at the Xbox E3 2017 press conference, showing it as a perfect example of the capabilities of the Xbox One X. It was also said to be coming late... Read more

FIFA 18: Release date, what's new and everything you need to know
FIFA 18: Release date, what's new and everything you need to know By Rik Henderson

FIFA 18 details have been announced and Pocket-lint has had a chance to play an early build of the game for several hours ahead of E3 2017.This year's edition has plenty of changes too, with a second year of the Frostbite engine yielding some very impressive... Read more

FIFA 18 details confirmed: Ronaldo on the box, release date and trailer
FIFA 18 details confirmed: Ronaldo on the box, release date and trailer By Rik Henderson

After a series of leaks, EA Sports has officially revealed some of the details about this years footy outing, FIFA 18.It has also posted a teaser video that shows the main cover star, Cristiano Ronaldo, in action. And the release date has been unveiled... Read more

Battlefield 1's next DLC has a female soldier class, due this summer
Battlefield 1's next DLC has a female soldier class, due this summer By Elyse Betters

EA Dice has finally realised that Battlefield fans might want to fight online as a woman sometimes.The developer announced it will add a female soldier to Battlefield 1's multiplayer component in its upcoming expansion, In the Name of the Tsar. Set... Read more

6 things we'd like to see in The Sims Mobile
6 things we'd like to see in The Sims Mobile By Max Langridge

EA has announced that a fully-fledged version of everyone's favourite life simulation game, The Sims, will be released on iOS and Android mobile devices.However EA hasn't yet given an exact release date, or how much we can expect to pay when it launches.... Read more

40 per cent of all console games sold will be digital downloads within months, says EA
40 per cent of all console games sold will be digital downloads within months, says EA By Rik Henderson

Electronic Arts firmly believes that the shift to digital downloads over physical copies of games is gathering pace. It has claimed that, by the end of 2017, digital downloads will account for at least 40 per cent of all sales.During a financial call... Read more

Mass Effect Andromeda review: RPG heavyweight returns with promise... and pitfalls
4.0 stars Mass Effect Andromeda review: RPG heavyweight returns with promise... and pitfalls By Rik Henderson

Role-players have had a great year so far. First, Horizon: Zero Dawn, then The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Now Mass Effect: Andromeda has arrived after many years of eager anticipation. You can say goodbye to spring, that's for sure.The last... Read more

This is what Mass Effect: Andromeda looks like in 4K HDR, simply stunning
This is what Mass Effect: Andromeda looks like in 4K HDR, simply stunning By Rik Henderson

Mass Effect: Andromeda will finally be available from next week, although Xbox One owners with EA Access subscriptions are able to play the first five hours already.They will know what we are also rapidly finding out; that it is a worthy successor to... Read more

For Honor review: The must-have multiplayer for 2017
4.0 stars For Honor review: The must-have multiplayer for 2017 By Mike Lowe

Swordplay has long been a staple of videogames, but primarily on the PC: it's much easier to emulate fencing-type skills with a keyboard and mouse than a typical console gamepad.However, For Honor – a bold new mediaeval-style IP from Ubisoft that pitches... Read more

Battlefield 1 review: Military first-person shooter sets new standards
4.5 stars Battlefield 1 review: Military first-person shooter sets new standards By Steve Boxer

For a brief moment, it looked as though Battlefield 1 might fall foul of the stormtroopers of political correctness: when developer DICE announced that the latest instalment of the much-loved multiplayer military first-person shooter would be set in World... Read more

FIFA 17 preview: Not just a seasonal update
FIFA 17 preview: Not just a seasonal update By Rik Henderson

When we first played an early build of FIFA 17 during E3 in June we were a little worried about the gameplay. It came after a decent session with the new Pro Evolution Soccer and left us in no doubt that PES 2017 plays the better game of football.Thankfully... Read more

Battlefield 1 public beta: EA announces when you can play
Battlefield 1 public beta: EA announces when you can play By Elyse Betters

Electronic Arts has announced Battlefield 1 will have a public beta, meaning you'll get to play and test the game before it launches this autumn.The public beta will kick off 31 August for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC players. All you need to do to... Read more

EA trailers from E3 2016: Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, Mass Effect: Andromeda, FIFA 17 and more
EA trailers from E3 2016: Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, Mass Effect: Andromeda, FIFA 17 and more By Stuart Miles

The EA press conference has kicked off the annual E3 gaming conference in LA, giving us a taste of a number of new games coming over the next year.The conference focused on a number of announcements, mainly sequels for Titanfall, Battlefield, Mass Effect,... Read more

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst review: On the edge of greatness
3.5 stars Mirror’s Edge Catalyst review: On the edge of greatness By Steve Boxer

The original Mirror's Edge, released in 2008, was the very epitome of a Marmite game. Despite having an inordinate amount of glaring flaws, and not selling particularly well, it still managed to generate a passionate cult following.It was easy enough... Read more

FIFA 17 release date, trailer and Frostbite Engine graphics revealed
FIFA 17 release date, trailer and Frostbite Engine graphics revealed By Rik Henderson

Electronic Arts has released a teaser trailer for the next FIFA game and the biggest revelation so far is that the graphics have been completely overhauled.That's because FIFA 17 has been rebuilt from the ground up using the Frostbite graphics engine,... Read more

Watch the trailer: Battlefield 5 is actually Battlefield 1 and set in World War I
Watch the trailer: Battlefield 5 is actually Battlefield 1 and set in World War I By Elyse Betters

Electronic Arts has announced a name for the next Battlefield game, and it debuted a trailer for the wartime first-person shooter.The game, which follows Battlefield 4 but is confusingly titled Battlefield 1, will release for Xbox One, PlayStation 4,... Read more

EA is working with Titanfall's Respawn on a new Star Wars game
EA is working with Titanfall's Respawn on a new Star Wars game By Elyse Betters

A new game set in the Star Wars universe is coming.EA has announced - on May the 4th (be with you), of course - that it has partnered with Respawn Entertainment on a new Star Wars game. It didn't provide too many details about the upcoming title - apart... Read more

You could soon be playing Mirror's Edge Catalyst, beta registration opens
You could soon be playing Mirror's Edge Catalyst, beta registration opens By Rik Henderson

EA's long-awaited sequel to Mirror's Edge may have been put back to a May release but you will still be able to play it soon. The gaming giant has started a registration process to sign up for a public closed beta of Mirror's Edge Catalyst that will start... Read more

FIFA 16 preview: Refinement not reinvention
FIFA 16 preview: Refinement not reinvention By Rik Henderson

It could be said that EA Sports is emulating Apple where the latest FIFA is concerned. Apple has an "S" year biannually, choosing to modify and adapt the last generation of iPhone rather than reinvent the device. This is EA's "S" year.FIFA 16, from the... Read more

EA at E3 2015, the highlights: Star Wars Battlefront, Mass Effect Andromeda and more
EA at E3 2015, the highlights: Star Wars Battlefront, Mass Effect Andromeda and more By Rik Henderson

Electronic Arts' press event prior to E3 2015 started with an amazing game reveal in Mass Effect 4 - titled Mass Effect Andromeda - and ended with what could well end up being the true star of this year's show, Star Wars Battlefront.However, there were... Read more

FIFA 16 introduces women's football for the very first time
FIFA 16 introduces women's football for the very first time By Rik Henderson

Football's governing body might be in turmoil right now, but Electronic Arts has released some details about its forthcoming FIFA 16 that reminds us that there is more to the sport than money laundering, fraud and indictments.The latest FIFA game will... Read more

Battlefield Hardline review: Taking the Fifth
4.0 stars Battlefield Hardline review: Taking the Fifth By Steve Boxer

Battlefield: Hardline means franchise-reboot business for Electronic Arts' multiplayer first-person shooter. But a rethink was needed after 2013's Battlefield 4: which, although it had moments of brilliant fun with destructible building mechanics and... Read more

EA shuts down Maxis Emeryville, the studio behind The Sims and SimCity franchises
EA shuts down Maxis Emeryville, the studio behind The Sims and SimCity franchises By Elyse Betters

Electronic Arts has announced it will shut down the studio behind SimCity and The Sims, though development of both franchises will continue at EA's studios throughout the US and Australia.EA will basically consolidate Maxis by closing the studio's home... Read more

Hasbro is letting you pick the cities in its next Monopoly board game
Hasbro is letting you pick the cities in its next Monopoly board game By Elyse Betters

It's Monopoly's 80th anniversary, and to celebrate, Hasbro wants you to choose which cities from across the world will be featured as property spaces in the latest version of its Monopoly board game launching this autumn.The new version will be a "Monopoly... Read more

Just how realistic is FIFA 15? Well, Luis Suarez is banned in game too
Just how realistic is FIFA 15? Well, Luis Suarez is banned in game too By Rik Henderson

There have been plenty of examples over the last month or so to prove how much effort EA Sports has put into making FIFA 15 the most realistic yet, including adding all 20 Premier League grounds for the first time and scanning hundreds of players' heads... Read more

FIFA 15: Stars whinge about their stats in EA’s biggest football game yet
FIFA 15: Stars whinge about their stats in EA’s biggest football game yet By Rik Henderson

FIFA 15 is out in the UK today and fans will notice just how accurately it captures the likenesses and playing styles of some of the world's top players, especially those in the Barclays Premier League. The next-generation versions, for PS4 and Xbox One,... Read more

FIFA 15 review
5.0 stars FIFA 15 review By Rik Henderson

In the past, reviewing a FIFA game has been a tricky affair. How can one wax lyrical over minor updates, no matter how many there are? Last year the series stepped foot onto the next-generation consoles, with PS4 and Xbox One showing off their graphical... Read more

From FIFA International Soccer to FIFA 15: Look how the best-selling football game has changed
From FIFA International Soccer to FIFA 15: Look how the best-selling football game has changed By Rik Henderson

The FIFA 15 demo is now available to download on Xbox One and PS4, giving owners of either next generation console a decent taste of the latest chapter in a franchise that has been running since July 1993.The latest game features some quite stunning... Read more

FIFA 15 Gamescom gameplay preview: Hands-on with the goalie friendly next-gen stormer
FIFA 15 Gamescom gameplay preview: Hands-on with the goalie friendly next-gen stormer By Rik Henderson

We played and reported on our first impressions of FIFA 15 during E3 in June but it's amazing how much can change in a couple of months in the games industry and we have to say that the Gamescom build of FIFA 15 is quite simply stunning. It should be,... Read more

Watch the EA Gamescom 2014 press conference right here
Watch the EA Gamescom 2014 press conference right here By Rik Henderson

Electronic Arts will host its Gamescom 2014 press conference from its booth on the show floor this year and we've got the livestream of the whole shebang right here on Pocket-lint.The event starts at 9am BST (10am CET, 4am EDT, 1am PDT) and you can expect... Read more

EA Access gives Xbox One players access to full games for a monthly subscription fee
EA Access gives Xbox One players access to full games for a monthly subscription fee By Elyse Betters

EA has partnered with Microsoft to offer a new subscription service called EA Access.With either a monthly or annual membership to EA Access, Xbox One players will have access to several EA games. The new service is starting today for a select group of... Read more

Play Titanfall for free
Play Titanfall for free By Rik Henderson

With E3 just gone and a flood of new and exciting games being announced or nearing release, Titanfall might have been forgotten - we're are a fickle bunch, us gamers.However, there's still a thriving community of Titan lovers out there, shooting each... Read more

Battlefield Hardline preview: Mapcap cops and robbers multiplayer fun
Battlefield Hardline preview: Mapcap cops and robbers multiplayer fun By Rik Henderson

Yes, the premise is similar to Pay Day. And yes at times it sometimes feels that only the uniforms and locations have been changed, such is the familiarity of the gameplay, but Battlefield Hardline is possibly the first in the franchise that has us genuinely... Read more

FIFA 15 preview: Playtime with the most realistic football game of all time
FIFA 15 preview: Playtime with the most realistic football game of all time By Rik Henderson

Every year EA Sports has the ability to pleasantly surprise us in its choice and application of improvements to FIFA.We are massive fans of the next-generation versions of FIFA 14 and genuinely thought we'd seen the closest the franchise could get to... Read more

FIFA 15 coming autumn with more dynamic crowds, including The Kop at Anfield
FIFA 15 coming autumn with more dynamic crowds, including The Kop at Anfield By Rik Henderson

Electronic Arts has been vocal on its FIFA franchise in recent times. but more was revealed during its E3 2014 press conference in Los Angeles.Focusing 100 per cent on the next-generation versions of the game, the EA Sports team revealed that a number... Read more

Watch the EA E3 2014 press conference right here: FIFA 15, Madden 15, Battlefield Hardline and more
Watch the EA E3 2014 press conference right here: FIFA 15, Madden 15, Battlefield Hardline and more By Rik Henderson

It's E3 time again, which means the next year or so's worth of games will be unveiled, many for the first time and the larger companies will host barnstorming events to whet your insatiable gaming appetite.Microsoft and Sony will host events for their... Read more

New FIFA game coming in time for this summer's footy extravagaza: 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
New FIFA game coming in time for this summer's footy extravagaza: 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil By Rik Henderson

Electronic Arts will release a new, standalone FIFA title this summer in time for the World Cup in Brazil. Full name 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, the game is a reworking of the current FIFA 14 game engine, but with a few tweaks and new gameplay improvements.There... Read more

Need For Speed: Rivals review
4.0 stars Need For Speed: Rivals review By Stuart Miles

There are two types of racing games in this world: the ones that have painstakingly captured every minuscule piece of information surrounding the cars, the tracks, and the world we live in; and those that are there just to have a bit of fun.Need For Speed... Read more

Battlefield 4 review
4.0 stars Battlefield 4 review By Steve Hill

Like the annual FIFA and PES footie games war, it’s now the turn of first person shooters to fight it out, headed up by Battlefield 4. The annual atrocity exhibition this year kicks off with EA’s Battlefield 4, a title destined to bring joy to millions... Read more

The Sims 4 delayed until autumn 2014, EA offers Limited Edition for pre-orders
The Sims 4 delayed until autumn 2014, EA offers Limited Edition for pre-orders By Rik Henderson

Electronic Arts has announced a rough release date for The Sims 4 and it's not until autumn 2014, not March 2014 as previously announced.Those who pre-order though will be treated to a bonus. Order the game through thesims.com and you will be upgraded... Read more

EA working on Battlefield game with cross platform multiplayer for iPad, iPhone and Android
EA working on Battlefield game with cross platform multiplayer for iPad, iPhone and Android By Rik Henderson

EA Mobile, the arm of Electronic Arts dedicated to tablet and smartphone games, is working on a new Battlefield game specifically for mobile. And there is a suggestion that the multiplayer mode will work across platforms.There will be a companion application... Read more

FIFA 14 review
4.5 stars FIFA 14 review By Rik Henderson

Another year and another FIFA game arrives on just about every current-gen platform, just ahead of the graphically boosted next-gen console release.Regular players and fans will both feel reassured that FIFA 14 doesn't change a whole lot from where the... Read more

SimCity for Mac finally releases, suffers installation and launch issues
SimCity for Mac finally releases, suffers installation and launch issues By Elyse Betters

Much like the launch of SimCity for PC, various issues are plaguing the just-released Mac version of SimCity.Polygon reported on Thursday that comments on the EA forums revealed some gamers were unable to install SimCity after downloading and others couldn't... Read more

FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Legends: EA's Matt Bilbey explains why some players have been chosen over others
FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Legends: EA's Matt Bilbey explains why some players have been chosen over others By Rik Henderson

When the new Legends addition to the Ultimate Team mode in FIFA 14 was announced at Gamescom 2013, it was introduced by Electronic Arts' general manager and vice-president of Football Matt Bilbey and former stars Ruud Gullit and Freddie Ljungberg. Each... Read more

Command & Conquer preview: We go hands-on with the free-to-play reboot
Command & Conquer preview: We go hands-on with the free-to-play reboot By Rik Henderson

Many of the more recent Command & Conquer games have failed to live up to our lofty expectations. There was a time when the franchise was so massive and so popular that not only was every new game received in the same way a Call of Duty might be these... Read more