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Is EA SPORTS FC another potential scrap in the licensing battle between FIFA and UEFA?

There’s a new age of football games coming – and they’ll be taking over a messy legacy. The announcement of EA SPORTS FC has shown yet again that the fiercest competition in football isn’t the Premier League title race, but the licensing battle between UEFA, FIFA and the top leagues around Europe. Maybe it’s just because my team is having an awful season, but it really feels like football is melting. The end-of-year football game rush will be odd this year. I’m not a Barcelona fan, and I’ve only been to Camp Nou once, but I took Lionel Messi moving…

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Dead Space remake release date set for January 27

Take out the Necromorphs in late-January. EA and Motive have announced a release date for the Dead Space remake during the developer’s Crafting the Tension Art developer livestream. Coming January 27, 2023 to PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, the remake of the classic sci-fi survival horror game is being rebuilt from the ground up using the Frostbite game engine. Promising to remain true to the original game’s thrilling vision, the game will feature enhanced audio and crisper visuals carefully reimagined for a new level of immersion and quality. “Developing this remake has been a lot of fun for us…

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EA has four unannounced projects in the works slated to release sometime before April 2023

EA released its financials for the year ending March 31, 2022, noting it has four games currently in the works that have not been publically disclosed. The four titles are a partner title, a remake, a sports title, and one is from a major IP. EA notes in its slide presentation that the game would be released during Q4 of its current fiscal year which ends on March 31, 2023. That means we should expect each game to arrive sometime between January and March 2023. Looking over one of the presentation slides, EA shows one of its new studios located…

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Electronic Arts is dropping FIFA branding after 30 years for EA Sports FC

EA will bid adieu to the brand after FIFA 2023 releases this fall. Electronic Arts announced today it is stepping away from FIFA, and come 2023, its football games will move forward under the new EA Sports FC brand. According to EA, the move will allow it to “deliver the world’s biggest interactive sports experience” for the growing community in collaboration with over 300 partners across the world of football. EA Sports FC will provide EA with a platform to “innovate, create, and grow new experiences,” the company said. Plus, it will bring more areas of the sport to life,…

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Dead Space remake gets an art design focused livestream later this week

Viewers can tune in Thursday, May 12 to get a look details on things like environment and character design. A new livestream from EA and Motive will be airing later this week, set to focus on the Dead Space remake’s art design. The livestream will be taking place this coming Thursday, May 12, at 6pm BST, where viewers will be able to tune in via the Dead Space YouTube channel, or the Motive Twitch channel. It’s mainly going to focus on the upcoming remake’s art design, where the team at Motive will show early footage demonstrating how it it is…

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The Sims 4 may be getting customizable pronouns and werewolves soon

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. New content is coming to The Sims 4, and the game’s developer has been teasing players a bit regarding what’s to come. Fans of the game can expect a new pack and two kits coming in May and June, all of which are said to be themed around the night. Seize the Night was teased recently on Twitter, and the pack tease has led many to believe werewolves will make a return to the game. Called Go Wild, the pack…

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Apex Legends: Newcaslte breakdown – Gameplay overview for the game’s next defensive powerhouse

Newcastle, the latest character coming to Apex Legends, shows off his defensive capabilities. Newcastle, the newest Legend coming to Apex Legends with the release of the new season, has finally had their abilities detailed in the latest trailer leading up to the official release. A highly defensive legend that takes up a powerful support role in team compositions, Newcastle is able to jump to the rescue of his teammates unlike any other character in the game. We’ve listed out his full kit below so you can get an early look at how Newcastle works ahead of the update on May…

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FIFA 22 cross-play test coming to PS5, Xbox Series X/S and Stadia

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Online Seasons and Online Friendlies will be the modes tested. Electronic Arts has announced that “in the near future,” it will be testing FIFA 22 cross-play functionality in Online Seasons and Online Friendlies. The testing will occur on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and Stadia. PC was not mentioned in the announcement. Online Seasons and Online Friendlies are the only modes being tested, EA said, because, with only the two modes, it will reduce the chance of introducing new issues into…

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Apex Legends season 13 lets you duke it out in the body of a giant dead monster

The new season launches May 13, adding in newcomer Newcastle and some PvE content. Apex Legends has shown off some gameplay for season 13, giving us a look at Newcastle in action, and revealing a new part of the map that’s literally the dead body of a giant creature. Respawn Entertainment released a cinematic trailer last week officially revealing the newest character Newcastle, but the developer has now given us a look at the man in action, as well as a big change that’s coming to Storm Point. In the cinematic trailer, we saw the Legends taking down a giant,…

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Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order sequel will be new-gen only, out in 2023 report claims

The report comes from everyone’s favourite scoop-master Jeff Grubb. A new claim from VentureBeat reporter Jeff Grubb says that the sequel to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order is coming out in 2023 for new-gen consoles. Over on Grubb’s Grubbsnax, the reporter talked about the latest thing he’s heard about this sequel, that we have known about for a little while now. “Star Wars Jedi 2 is going to be new-gen only, where it’s PS5, Xbox Series X and S, and then of course PC,” Grubb said (transcribed by VGC). “One of the reasons that they’re going to be able to…

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F1 2022 announced for July release on consoles and PC with VR support

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Hit the wheel and double the stakes, throttle wide open like a bat outta hell. EA and Codemasters have announced F1 2022 alongside a July 1 release date. With the racer you can expect a new season, redesigned cars, overhauled rules, and the new Miami International Autodrome. The game features an authentic lineup of all 20 drivers and 10 teams, and you can enjoy new immersive or cinematic race sequences. You will be able to create a team using the…

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Battlefield 2042 update 4.0 goes live next week with over 400 fixes, QoL improvements, and more

Rao and Paik will also have their traits updated. Update 4.0 for Battlefield 2042 is set to go live next week, and according to DICE, you can expect over 400 individual fixes, bug squashing, and quality-of-life improvements. While the patch notes will go live at the start of next week, community manager Kevin Johnson shared a bit of what to expect on Twitter. For one, Rao and Paik will have their traits updated. Also, Sundance has received fixes to their Grenade Belt, which will allow for better Anti-Armor Grenade target acquisition within their immediate vicinity rather than “football fields away.”…

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Apex Legends’ 9v9 Control Mode returns with the Warriors Collection Event

The event will feature a new Arenas map, event-limited cosmetics, Crypto Heirloom and much more. EA and Respawn Entertainment have announed a limited-time Warriors Collection Event is coming next week to Apex Legends. From March 29 to April 12, the Warriors Collection Event will showcase the return of the 9v9 Control mode, a new map,cosmetics, and more. With the event, the limited-time 9v9 mode Control is returning for two weeks, this time with the addition of Caustic Treatment on Kings Canyon. The Caustic Treatment has been converted into a three-point battleground for control over Kings Canyon. The battleground now comes…

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Dead Space remake slated for an early 2023 release

The news was dropped during a livestream today which focused on audio. Motive Studios announced today it is targeting an early 2023 release for the Dead Space remake. During today’s livestream, the team ran through an early look at the audio systems in the remake: the Occlusion System, A.L.I.V.E. System and the work being done with weapon audio. You can find out more on Audio Occlusion, the A.L.I.V.E System, and Sound Effects Comparison through videos provided via the links. Another stream will be held in May and will focus squarely on the Art Design for the game. Announced during EA…