E3 is traditionally the time for big video game companies make their biggest announcements, and EA has two major titles on the roster that will no doubt consume much of its press time this year: Anthem and Battlefield V. The company holds its big pre-E3 event, EA Play, on on Saturday, June 9 at 11AM PT / 2PM ET / 7PM BST, which kicks off three days of EA events until June 11. Unlike E3, EA Play is focused on player events, featuring lots of demos and fan-centric content.
We now know Battlefield V, EA DICE’s World War II first-person shooter, will come out October 19 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The developers unveiled many details about the game on May 24, and indicated Battlefield V will improve on its predecessors by focusing more on class and soldier customization and progression. No doubt EA will reveal even more about the game at E3; there are rumors that a Battlefield V battle royale mode is in the works as well. Here are all the Battlefield V details we have so far.
Anthem, on the other hand, is still more of a mystery. It will be an open-world action game with a very Destiny-esque feel. We know it will support co-op multiplayer but you will also be able to play it on your own. At E3 2017, EA-owned BioWare said Anthem would revolve around factions of operatives known as freelancers who wear mechanized suits called Javelins. In combat, we’ve seen the javelin suit capable of a lock-on rocket barrage–one of the abilities on cooldown at the bottom of the HUD. And we witnessed a co-op partner execute a sort of ground pound ability for area-of-effect damage. Here’s everything we want from Anthem at E3.
We’ll certainly hear more about EA’s sports titles, as well, including Madden NFL 19, which has now been officially announced and will release on August 10 on PS4 and Xbox One. Follow GameSpot’s full coverage of E3 2018 for the latest breaking news and details, and check out the full E3 conference schedule, and check the list below for all of the confirmed EA games we know are slated to make an appearance at the show, so far.
- Battlefield V