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Battlefield 2042’s next reveal is… a short film

By Sherif Saed 2 August 2021 16:50 GMT DICE doesn’t look to be ready to show off more Battlefield 2042 gameplay just yet.Battlefield 2042 news has followed a fairly steady cadence so far. It started out with the proper reveal in June (and a tonne of information), followed by a first look at gameplay one week later. Battlefield Portal, the game’s second major experience, was revealed a few weeks after that, keeping the momentum going.Watch on YouTubeMany of those excited to see more of the game hoped that the next reveal would focus on some aspect of gameplay. And more…

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Veterans of The Last of Us, PlayStation, and Bungie form That’s No Moon Entertainment

By Jeremy Signor 28 July 2021 19:42 GMT The new studio will focus on “AAA independent” game development. A group of industry veterans announced that they would be joining forces to form That’s No Moon Entertainment, a self-proclaimed “AAA independent” game development studio, and the pedigree these designers have is truly impressive. The team is made up of people from Naughty Dog, Bungie, EA, PlayStation, Sony Santa Monica, Infinity Ward, and more.That’s No Moon is the result of a meeting of AAA talent mixed with more than $100 million in investment from Smilegate, the creators of Crossfire. The debut project…

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Respawn is working on a new single-player adventure

By Sherif Saed 23 July 2021 09:41 GMT Respawn Entertainment is looking for people to join a small team working on a new adventure.Apex Legends, Jedi: Fallen Order and Titanfall developer Respawn has announced that it’s working on a new single-player adventure game. The news was shared by Mohammad Alavi, the project’s creative director, on Twitter alongside a series of job openings.Watch on YouTubeRespawn is seeking a lead technical game designer, a senior technical game designer, a senior combat designer and a senior level designer to work on the incubation project.As Alavi noted, those hires will be joining a “small…

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Apex Legends: Emergence brings Ranked Arenas to the game on August 3

By Stephany Nunneley 22 July 2021 20:00 GMT During EA Play Live 2021, Respawn and EA revealed that Apex Legends: Emergence, the next major update for the game, will launch next month.To get you pumped for it, a new Apex Legends trailer was released and provides a look at the new Legend, Seer. The video also includes a look at the latest weapon making its way into the game as well as the “chaos” it and Seer will bring to the arena. Watch on YouTubeThe video also gives you a first look at Seer’s abilities and how he offers a…

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Apex Legends is getting a new character, Seer, soon

By Dom Peppiatt 19 July 2021 16:38 GMT EA and Respawn Entertainment have pushed out a surprise new trailer showing off the upcoming playable legend, Seer, ahead of his in-game arrival in August.Today, publisher EA and developer Respawn released a new Lore trailer featuring the next Legend to enter the Apex Games, Seer. The character bears a moth motif and seems to have some mysterious connection to the world of the Apex.Watch on YouTube“A bad omen cast a shadow over Obi’s birth: will his light survive and emerge from the darkness?” reads the blurb. How foreboding.You can check out the new…

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Checking out F1 2021 online with the Logitech G29 Racing Wheel

By Dorrani Williams 16 July 2021 16:17 GMT I’m still no Lewis Hamilton, but I’m having fun. As I’ve been saying for a while now, I’ve got a new love for Formula 1 racing and have been really enjoying my time playing F1 2021 – so much so that I’ve gone out and purchased a racing wheel to give me a more authentic experience.Now make no mistake, I’m driving the cars in automatic with the majority of assists turned on but already it’s miles better than using a controller (I was playing on PS5, and the DualSense is no slouch).Watch…

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Watch EA Play Live Spotlight’s panel here on the role indies play in the industry

By Stephany Nunneley 13 July 2021 16:53 GMT The second of five EA Play Live Spotlight panels leading up to EA Play Live will air today.Today’s EA Play Live Spotlight will focus on the role indies play in the industry. Todd Martens of the Los Angeles Times will host the panel featuring Josef Fares of Hazelight (It Takes Two), Olov Redmalm of Zoink (Lost in Random), and others.It kicks off at 10am PT, 1pm ET, 6pm UK. You can watch it below.Next up is a presentation that will focus on Madden NFL 22 and how fans impacted the development of Franchise…

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Only the Ultimate Edition of FIFA 22 will come with a next-gen upgrade

By Dom Peppiatt 12 July 2021 17:09 GMT If you buy the Standard Edition of FIFA 22 on PS4 or Xbox One, you will not be able to upgrade to the next-gen versions for free – that privilege is locked behind the more expensive version.Unlike last year’s FIFA 21, where you could upgrade your game for free if you purchased it on the last generation of hardware, only FIFA 22’s Ultimate Edition ($99.99 / £89.99) will come with Dual Entitlement, making it more expensive for players that plan to upgrade their hardware in the coming year to get started with…

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The Apex Legends Thrillseekers event features a new Arena map, weekly rewards, more

Apex Legends players have a new event to look forward to.The Thrillseekers event is coming to Apex Legends, and it includes a new Arenas map, weekly rewards tracks, and some new looks.Watch on YouTubeKicking off next week on July 13, the Thrillseekers event will feature the new Overflow map, which is lane-focused and each area is separated by lava-filled structures. Combat on this map tends to favor short to medium ranges along with POI: Slope or Overlook.Overlook is a long, open area with a height advantage, while Slope offers high grounds which can be used for flanks or defensive setups.With…

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Battlefield 2042’s mysterious second experience brings back classic maps

By Sherif Saed 9 July 2021 12:53 GMT DICE is slowly revealing details about Battlefield 2042’s second major experience.The first episode of EA Play Live Spotlight had a focus on first-person shooters. Though it did not bring us a lot of news to talk about, it did reveal few more hints about the Ripple Effect (DICE LA)-developed mode in Battlefield 2042.Watch on YouTubeRipple Effect’s GM, Christian Grass, was one the panellists, and he opened up somewhat about the mode his team is working on. According to Grass, the new experience will incorporate some of the series’ fan-favourite maps into Battlefield…

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Watch EA Play Live Spotlight’s Future of FPS panel here for Battlefield 2042 and Apex Legends chat

By Sherif Saed 8 July 2021 12:44 GMT The first of five EA Play Live panels airs today.EA is doing things a little differently this year with its EA Play Live summer showcase. Before the main event on July 22, EA will be hosting five developer-lead panels – dubbed EA Play Live Spotlight – covering five different subjects, the first of which takes place today.The Future of First-Person Shooters is today’s panel, going live at 10am PT, 1pm ET, 6pm UK. The show mainly features Respawn Entertainment founder Vince Zampella, and DICE general manager Oskar Gabrielson. The two will also…

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Codemasters leadership resign four months after EA’s acquisition

By Dom Peppiatt 7 July 2021 11:01 GMT EA has announced that Codemasters‘ CEO Frank Sagnier and CFO Rashid Varachia are stepping down following the publisher’s acquisition of the studio earlier in the year.The duo will leave Codemasters at the end of July. As per a statement released by EA, the duo’s departure was always part of the overall plan regarding the takeover, but things have been sped up due to the speed at which the British racing game group has been integrated into EA’s wider company structure following the completion of EA’s $1.2 billion acquisition of Codemasters back in February 2021.“Since joining…

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TV-like ads may soon be coming to console games [Update]

A new marketing company has successfully tested a platform that brings ads to console games.Update: Following the publication of this story, EA has gotten in touch to say that the report isn’t accurate. In a statement to VG247, the publisher said it’s not looking to bring TV-like ads to its console games.“Following incorrect reports suggesting that we are looking to introduce ‘TV-style’ commercials into our games, we wanted to clarify that in-game advertising for console games is not something we’re currently looking at, or have signed any agreements to implement,” an EA spokesperson said. “Creating the best possible player experience…

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EA to host a series of broadcasts this month leading up to EA Play Live

By Stephany Nunneley 1 July 2021 18:43 GMT Electronic Arts will host a series of broadcasts this month leading up to EA Play Live on July 22.Today, EA announced EA Play Live Spotlight, which is a series of digital panels connecting players with the people who make games.Watch on YouTubeThroughout the month of July, there will be five different broadcasts: four individual Spotlights and one main show. Spotlights will be like panels and will discuss everything from shooters to sports games.Here’s the schedule: July 8 at 10:00am PT / 7:00pm CET: The Future of First-Person Shooters July 13 at 10:00am…