Whether intentional or not, EA Sports initial reveal of next year’s PGA Tour game has created the perception that it will be arcade in nature rather than the simulation the series has tended to strive for.
HB Studios, who has a pure sim golf game releasing on Xbox One and PS4 this summer (already out on PC through Steam), took the opportunity to jab at the company which previously had utilized the studio for secondary golf and other sports titles. The Golf Club’s trailer also features boats and some of the other creative elements that can be utilized in the course creator.
Despite the restrictions placed on recording footage a few videos have started emerging for the EA Sports games at E3. Here is the first to do so for NHL 15. As is the case with all videos and impressions out of the event, there is limited value to assessing them for much more than what is on the surface, and NHL 15′s offers a chance to get a feel for the flow of the game in action and the NBC broadcast presentation.Ā Read more
Though EA Sports has restricted images and recordings of the upcoming games on display at E3 a couple limited Madden NFL 15 videos have now surfaced. OneĀ features the first look at extended gameplay footage mixed in with an interview, while the second shows a stage in the new series of extreme mini-games called The Gauntlet. (Update) Unfortunately the latter and other various Instagram video clips of interest have since been pulled down. An extended IGN demo of the game/interview has been added.Ā Read more
Early retail postings suggested Madden NFL 15, NHL 15, and FIFA 15 would have special editions. That has turned out to be the “Ultimate Edition” of each which offers up significant Ultimate Team content for $10 more. Now some details on those have surfaced.Ā Read more
In a special Press Row Hangout the panel discusses the news that came out of the E3 press conferences on Monday. Segments focus on the presentations and any information that followed for Madden NFL 15, NHL 15, FIFA 15, and PGA Tour. Also touched on are NBA Live 15 and NBA 2K15 skipping the event, some of the racing games on display, and general reaction to the entire slate of games shown at the four press conferences. This nearly two hour hangout will also be made available as a podcast later this week.
As expected Madden NFL 15 got a segment during the EA press conference to tout some of its new features. The gameplay shown highlights the perspective in Player Lock on defense, new pass rush abilities, aĀ tackle “cone”, enhanced player emotion, and new presentation cameras. The front end of the presentation wasn’t captured in time but this includes the meat of it and will be replaced by the complete one when available.
At the E3 press conference for Electronic Arts today the company unveiled EA Sports PGA Tour which will be out next March. The series has dropped Tiger Woods – not just from the cover but from the game altogether. The first look at it coming back from a year off includes mentions of no load times between holes, detailed courses, and fantasy environments.
EA used the opportunity to promote EA Sports UFC during their press conference today and to no surprise leveraged the inclusion of Bruce Lee to attempt and reach the non-hardcore MMA crowd. He is available as a pre-order bonus through all retailers and digital and otherwise could be unlocked by completing Career mode. The gameplay demo featured Lee against B.J. Penn.
EA Sports has released the first look at FIFA 15 with a gameplay trailer featuring footage from the Xbox One and PS4 version that coincides with the start of their E3 press conference. Promotion of the game kicks off today even as the company continues to push 2014 FIFA World Cup and the Ultimate Team World Cup addition to FIFA 14.