Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Electronic Arts

Battlefield 4 multiplayer beta details announced, to go live October 1

Battlefield 4 (360, PC, PS3, PS4) Beta Details Announcement - Screenshot 1

EA has announced the multiplayer beta dates for the console and PC versions of Battlefield 4. The beta will feature the Siege of Shanghai map in Conquest Mode and Domination Mode, and will be open first to Battlefield 3 Digital Deluxe Edition pre-orders, Battlefield 3 Premium members, and registered owners of Medal of Honor Warfighter Limited Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition. Early access will begin on October 1, while all 360, PC, and PS3 owners will be able to join on October 4.


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Battlefield 4 progress to be transferable from current to next gen

Battlefield 4 (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Progress Transfer Announcement - Art

Dice has announced on the Battlefield 4 blog that current-gen players will be able to carry over their progress whenever they transition to PS4 and Xbox One. Stats, unlocks, and ranks will all transfer over, as well as Premium memberships. The next-gen versions will be released after the 360 and PS3 versions, but will support 64-player battles and 60 frames per second.


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Dice starts the fireworks early with two new shots from Battlefield 4

Battlefield 4 (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) July Media Announcement - Screenshot 1

EA has decided to kick off the fourth early with two new shots from Battlefield 4. Both of the explosive images are from levels that were debuted at E3: the first, above, from the single-player mission Angry Sea, and the second from the multiplayer level Siege of Shanghai.


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New behind-the-scenes video released for Titanfall

EA and Respawn have released a new inside-look video for Titanfall. The online-only shooter, revealed at E3, will feature the kind of set-piece battles found in single-player campaigns, with players fighting it out as agile jetpack-wearing assault Pilots and as controllers of 24-foot-tall mech Titans.


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E3 2013: EA reveals Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall

EA has pulled the curtains back on Respawn Entertainment’s upcoming shooter, Titanfall. The studio, founded by Infinity Ward alumni, has been working on the title for nearly three years. The game is multiplayer-only but will feature the set piece battles traditionally found in single-player campaigns. As an Interstellar Manufacturing Corporation or Militia soldier, players will be able to battle it out as an agile, jetpack-sporting assault Pilot or as the driver of a Titan, a 24-foot-tall mech.


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E3 2013: Battlefield 4 info, gameplay media, DLC details released

EA and Dice have released some single- and multiplayer gameplay footage and screenshots from Battlefield 4, including the trailer revealed during Microsoft’s conference showcasing the single-player mission Angry Sea. During the level, players must escape from a sinking aircraft carrier by hijacking a nearby boat. Dice also revealed that Xbox One will receive exclusive DLC, Second Assault, a post-launch pack that will include four Battlefield 3 maps re-imagined using the new Frostbite 3 engine. The multiplayer video shows some best-of moments from a 64-player match on the Siege of Shanghai map that was show at EA’s preview press conference.


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Crysis 3 to return to its roots with The Lost Island multiplayer DLC

Crysis 3 (360, PC, PS3) The Lost Island DLC Announcement - Screenshot 1

Crytek is going back to the jungle next week with the latest DLC pack for Crysis 3, The Lost Island. After traces of an alien presence are found in the West Pacific, rebel forces are dispatched to destroy the object before Cell troops can retrieve it. The multiplayer-focused drop will include four new maps set on a small island in the Philippines, new weapons, and two new modes, Frenzy and Possession.


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Insomniac Games’ co-op shooter Fuse launches for 360, PS3

Fuse (360, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Fuse, Insomniac Games’ co-op-centric third-person shooter, is now available in stores for consoles and online for PC. The Ratchet & Clank developer’s multiplatform debut features four playable operatives that can be controlled by friends, online or locally via splitscreen, or in turn solo by using the Leap mechanic. Each character has their own skillset and weapons, which players use to take down the rogue paramilitary force known as Raven. Upgradeable alien weapons are also available and powered through the use of Fuse.


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Battlefield 4 to deploy for PS4, Xbox One, plus pre-order and E3 info

Battlefield 4 (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) PS4, Xbox One and Preorder Announcement - Screenshot 1

EA has announced that Dice will have PS4 and Xbox One versions of Battlefield 4 ready in time for release this holiday season. Two new pre-order programs have also launched, one for the physical release and the other for digital. The first extra is the digital expansion China Rising for boxed versions, which will include new vehicles, new gear, and four multiplayer maps set in mainland China. PC gamers that pre-order the Digital Deluxe version through Origin will also receive China Rising, as well as bonus items and access to the multiplayer beta.


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Fuse demo now on Live and PSN, trailer released

A new demo has launched for EA and Insomniac Games’ latest shooter, Fuse. The demo allows players to try the co-op-centric third-person shooter with up to two players locally via split-screen and four players online as four uniquely skilled operatives: Dalton Brooks, Izzy Sinclair, Jacob Kimble, and Naya Deveraux. The goal is to prevent the rogue military group Raven from using the dangerous alien energy known as Fuse. Set around the game’s halfway mark, the demo allows players to level up the characters and their Xenotech weapons as they make their way through Raven’s base in the Karakoram Mountains.


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