Posts Tagged ‘beta’
  • Changes being made for Madden NFL 21 following beta feedback
    Posted July 29th, 2020 at 12:00 pm No Comments »
    The beta held in early July for Madden NFL 21 generated feedback that will hopefully lead to a better game at launch. Much of the discussion around the game during the beta period centered on a divisive player ability called "Film Study," an inexplicable change to controls, deficiencies in pass coverage, and sluggish user movement on defense. In response "Film Study" is gone at least for release, controls have been switched back, coverage has received adjustments, and no changes are being...
  • Open beta for NHL 20 is underway
    Posted July 26th, 2019 at 6:00 pm No Comments »
    For the fifth consecutive year EA Sports is holding an open beta for the upcoming NHL release. That beta for NHL 20 is now live on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and will run through the final day of the month. What began with NHL 16 being limited to EASHL has since expanded to include several different modes and features. With NHL 20 that includes Online Versus, World of CHEL, and Ones and Threes showcasing the new Battle Royale-inspired Eliminator mode. (more…)...
  • MLB The Show 19 will have a closed alpha
    Posted November 21st, 2018 at 8:45 am No Comments »
    SCEA has announced a closed alpha for MLB The Show 19 that is currently scheduled to take place from Dec. 13-19. The alpha for the upcoming game due out Mar. 26 will include playable Events, Battle Royale, Play with Friends, and Diamond Dynasty vs CPU. Sign up to participate in the alpha here but inclusion is not guaranteed. Do so by November 27th to be in the pool of those eligible to be selected. Based on the details provided thus far regarding gameplay changes, the alpha looks to be...
  • NBA Playgrounds sequel getting closed beta
    Posted September 24th, 2018 at 4:15 pm No Comments »
    Over four months have passed since NBA Playgrounds 2 was set to release but now its eventual arrival is quickly nearing. Details on the specific improvements and changes for the sequel to last year's game have been few but the release date was recently announced for October 16 along with some roster news and a higher price. An opportunity to play the game is actually now only a few days away however. A closed beta for NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 is set to begin on Friday and run through the week...
  • NHL 19 Open Beta Begins Today
    Posted July 26th, 2018 at 9:45 am No Comments »
    For the fourth straight year EA Sports is holding an open beta for the NHL series. What began with NHL 16 being limited to EASHL has since expanded to include several different modes and features. The beta for NHL 19 will begin today and run for a full week, through August 2nd. Download Beta: PlayStation 4 - Xbox One The beta on PS4/Xbox One includes character creation for use in the new NHL ONES, Threes Drop-In, Pro-Am and EA Sports Hockey League.  (more…)...
  • Open beta now running up to release for Steep: Road to the Olympics
    Posted November 29th, 2017 at 8:45 am 1 Comment »
    Mountain sports game Steep released a full year ago but with the Winter Olympics taking place in February 2018 the game is able to capitalize with new DLC content called Road to the Olympics. Due out on December 5th an open beta is now underway and allows for the first opportunity to play new events and explore new locales. It's available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Steam and scheduled to run through next Monday.  (more…)...
  • The beta for EA Sports UFC 3 is underway
    Posted November 27th, 2017 at 10:00 am 1 Comment »
    Codes for the EA Sports UFC 3 beta are now being sent via email to those who had previously registered to participate. Anyone who failed to sign up earlier in November can hope for it to be opened up to the masses maybe mid-week, and it's quite possible the beta period will be extended through the weekend instead of ending on Friday as initially announced. The beta features both offline and online fights and includes practice mode and a chance to try out the new spin that has been put on...
  • EA Sports UFC 3 beta begins late this month
    Posted November 6th, 2017 at 12:15 pm 1 Comment »
    Announced alongside the cover and feature reveals for EA Sports UFC 3 was that a public beta will also be held for the game. The beta period will run from Monday, November 27 through Friday, December 1 - but it's possible if not likely that it'll get extended through the weekend. Register here to receive a code at a later date for the beta on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. In recent years EA Sports has conducted both open and closed betas for UFC, FIFA, and NHL and offered early online demos ...