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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

EA brings full game refunds to Origin games store for EA titles only
EA brings full game refunds to Origin games store for EA titles only By Jake Smith

Electronic Arts has announced a new "Great Game Guarantee" that will now be included on EA games available on its Origin store. With the new policy, if a game download you bought on Origin doesn't live up to your expectations, you can return the game... Read more

Plants vs Zombies 2 review
Plants vs Zombies 2 review By Mike Lowe

Plants vs Zombies is one of the most popular gaming apps ever released. And for good reason: it's so good that you'll want to eat your own brain.Popcap, the title's developer, has been gobbled up by publishing giant EA since the original game's app-format... Read more

EA: The market has spoken, freemium is the future
EA: The market has spoken, freemium is the future By Rik Henderson

Nick Earl, the senior vice-president and general manager of EA All Play, has revealed that the freemium payment model is not just what the games giant wants, its what mobile gamers want too.EA All Play is one of the largest players in the app games business,... Read more

Real Racing 3 update is a game changer, prestige cars just sweeten the deal
Real Racing 3 update is a game changer, prestige cars just sweeten the deal By Chris Hall

We've long been fans of Real Racing 3. Since the launch of Firemonkeys' premium racing title, we've been putting in the hours, spending more time in this game than perhaps any other previously.There have been several updates to the title, which is part... Read more

Frostbite will never be Unreal Engine because EA won't let others use it, says exec
Frostbite will never be Unreal Engine because EA won't let others use it, says exec By Rik Henderson

Need for Speed: Rivals, a next and current-generation driving game from Electronic Arts, is unique in that it uses a modified version of the much-acclaimed Frostbite 3 engine. The game development technology is best known for powering the Battlefield... Read more

Plants Vs Zombies 2 preview: First play of Popcap's forthcoming app
Plants Vs Zombies 2 preview: First play of Popcap's forthcoming app By Mike Lowe

It could be easy for a mobile app such as Plants Vs Zombies 2 to get lost among the gaming big guns at this year's E3 - the world's largest gaming trade show - but that's not the case.Behind closed doors at EA's mobile platform presentation - the publisher... Read more

FIFA 14 new gameplay trailer released, shows off Precision Movement, Pure Shot and more (video)
FIFA 14 new gameplay trailer released, shows off Precision Movement, Pure Shot and more (video) By Rik Henderson

As well as giving Pocket-lint tonnes of time with the latest build of FIFA 14, EA has released a new gameplay feature that highlights some of the new features we believe are true game changers on this year's edition.We have waxed lyrical about Precision... Read more

EA ditches Online Pass for future games: In-app purchases save used game market
EA ditches Online Pass for future games: In-app purchases save used game market By Rik Henderson

A lot of negativity has surrounded in-app purchases of late, with many criticising the act of charging extra for additional content in mobile and console games. However, it could well have saved an area of the games market that was slowly disappearing:... Read more

FIFA 23 on its way, as EA extends licensing deal
FIFA 23 on its way, as EA extends licensing deal By Rik Henderson

Electronic Arts has extended its licence with FIFA to run until 31 December 2022, which effectively means we'll see a FIFA 23, although on what formats we can only guess: PlayStation 5? Xbox 1440?The company has been publishing FIFA-branded football games... Read more

Electronic Arts announces 1.6M SimCity users, $1.04 billon in Q4 revenue
Electronic Arts announces 1.6M SimCity users, $1.04 billon in Q4 revenue By Jake Smith

Gaming giant Electronic Arts is out with its Q4 financial results, beating Wall Street estimates with $1.04 billon in revenue for the quarter. Wrapping up its 2013 financial year, the company says it gained a non-GAAP digital net revenue of $1.7 billion,... Read more

SimCity offline mode would be trivial to implement
SimCity offline mode would be trivial to implement By Ian Morris

According to an anonymous developer who has "close ties" to the game, it wouldn't be difficult for EA and Maxis to allow users to play offline. With the server side having only minimal involvement in the game, particularly in single player mode.In a conversation... Read more

SimCity launches in UK, customers unable to play
SimCity launches in UK, customers unable to play By Ian Morris

RETICULATING SPLINES we yelled at our PC at 00:01 exactly. And for the most part, the initial install of SimCity went smoothly. We had the DVD version of the game, so had managed to get the large files in the right place before the game launched. And... Read more

EA makes U-turn on its move to use micro transactions in every game
EA makes U-turn on its move to use micro transactions in every game By Hunter Skipworth

EA has changed its mind about a controversial recent decision to include a micro transactions system in every game.Blake Jorgensen, chief financial officer of EA Games made the U-turn statement: "I made a statement in the conference along the lines of... Read more

EA to bring micro transactions to every console and PC game
EA to bring micro transactions to every console and PC game By Hunter Skipworth

Gamers the world over are going to be fairly cheesed off about Electronic Arts' latest decision to bring micro transactions to console and PC games. The controversial move was announced by Blake Jorgensen, the games developer's CFO, at a Morgan Stanley... Read more

Command & Conquer to return in 2013 as free-to-play title (video)
Command & Conquer to return in 2013 as free-to-play title (video) By Rik Henderson

BioWare's long-awaited Command & Conquer Generals 2 is to become part of a larger, groundbreaking project, as Electronic Arts has announced that next year's instalment in the hugely successful real-time-strategy series is going to be free-to-play.Simply... Read more

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