Electronic Arts kicked off E3 with their press conference this morning in Los Angeles. The 36 year old company revealed a sequel to Unravel, a new Star Wars game titled, Jedi: Fallen Order, Clone Wars DLC for Battlefront II, the 2019 versions of Fifa, Madden, and NBA, the mobile game Command & Conquer: Rivals, and some gameplay for Anthem. We were also treated to a new titled called Sea of Solitude, which looks and sounds depressing AF, although Inside is still one of the darkest and most beautiful games that I’ve ever played.
The presentation from this juggernaut of a game developer was lukewarm at best, and mirrors its lackluster presentation from last year. Audiences want to be treated to exciting gameplay, and surprise announcements. While the press conferences are made up of mostly industry insiders and outlets, that doesn’t mean that these big companies shouldn’t make an effort to come ready to put on a show. E3 is the biggest marketing push for a game developer, and presentation is everything. It’s unfortunate that there were multiple leaks which ruined any surprises that EA had up its sleeve. All in all, their sports division is always a hit, and although Anthem looks more like a jumpoff of Destiny, the gameplay looks promising.
Unfortunately the reactions range from
the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Battlefield V – no gameplay
FIFA 19 – no gameplay
Madden 19 – no gameplay
NBA Live 19 – no gameplay
Battlefront 2 DLC – no gameplay
New Star Wars Game – no gameplay
The irony of calling this event ‘EA PLAY’. #EAPlay
— John Hunt (@TheMasterHunt) June 9, 2018
E3 @EA press conference was unpolished and rather weak showing. Star Wars seems to be in panic mode as they have gone back to the clone wars. They don’t seem confident to branch much beyond the original triology. Unravel 2 looks fun, but I am not sure it was news worthy enough.
— They and Them (@theyoverthem) June 9, 2018
I take offense to this. Weekly mass is more interesting than EA’s press conference.
— Kyle Dumouchelle (@Iron_Tyrant) June 9, 2018
EA’s press conference did a wonderful job at putting me to sleep. No gameplay trailers, just cinematic trailers? Two freckled thumbs down.
— John J. Hamuka (@HamukaJohn) June 9, 2018
Did we just witnessed the worst press conference in E3 history?
Well @EA has done it!
Thnx for not listening to what your costumers want and show a 15 minute mobile game demo instead!
Hats off to Ea!#boycottEA
— Yannick (@night_wolf95_) June 9, 2018
If Dead Space and Skate 4 was revealed it would of gotten B at best but we the gamers are pretty much use to these type of terrible Press conferences by EA so we are not really suprised.
I would grade EA’S press conference a D when it really should be a fat F.
— Nicola Polito (@N7Necromorph) June 9, 2018
Yo during the whole @EA E3 press conference only like 3 people were clapping GET YALL SHIT TOGETHER
— TJHN (@_TJHN) June 9, 2018
— Dan Johnson (@danj813) June 9, 2018
In fifteen years or so of watching E3 press conferences, EA’s 2018 may have been the most bland and boring I’ve ever seen. It wasn’t even bad in a fun way.
— Not One Of Us (@notoneofus) June 9, 2018
The EA Press conference was meh but that doesn’t stop me from digging into these 75% off deals on Origin.
— Cole Knapp (@Cole_Knapp) June 9, 2018
EA’s press conference is mediocre. 4/10
Sea of Solitude and Unravel 2 are the standouts. Way to shit on C&C fans too!
— Benguin (@Benguinner) June 9, 2018
EA’s Press Conference always feels so safe. Like the indies they showed were great but even the lead up to Anthem felt so boring. Interviews have their place and they aren’t on the stage.
— Mike (@SirFluffyFox) June 9, 2018
If anything let’s follow Cole Knapp’s lead and snag some sweet deals on Origin. What EA game are you looking forward to? Vote in the poll below and as always please make sure to keep checking back for more E3 news.