Will arrive one week after the X1, PS4 and PC release
After months of rumours and online retailer listings, EA has finally lifted the lid on Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered. This remaster (based on Criterion's 2010 game) is being handled by Stellar Entertainment - previously responsible for Burnout Paradise Remastered. The good news is it's...
EA's worst kept secret seems like it's almost ready to go. In case you forgot, we're talking about the long-rumoured Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit remaster based on Criterion's 2010 release. In the latest development, the official Need for Speed account has now uploaded some new tweets and there's also a countdown that's showed up on the...
Start your engines
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered has been rated by Korea's Game Rating and Administration Committee, suggesting an official reveal is imminent. This appears to be the same game that's surfaced across multiple online retailers over the past few months - we've even got a screenshot (see above). Amazon's Switch listing in...
Supposedly arriving this November
During the EA Play Conference in June, we heard how the company was bringing "seven new games to Switch" over the space of 12 months. Industry insider Jeff Grubb followed this up, stating that one of these games was likely to be a remaster of Criterion Games' 2010 racer, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. This was then...
Are the rumours true?
During the EA Play conference this year, a representative of the company said the third-party giant was planning to bring "seven new games to Switch" over the next 12 months. Not long after this, industry insider Jeff Grubb revealed one of these titles - according to his own source - was likely to be a remaster of Criterion...
The force is strong with this one
In a company webinar with investors this week, EA CEO Andrew Wilson spoke about third-party giant's "tremendous relationship" with both Disney and Lucas and how it wanted to "double down" on Star Wars games after experiencing a huge amount of success with titles such as Star Wars Battlefront 2 and Jedi Fallen Order...
Need for Speed, Plant vs. Zombies and more
Update (Mon 22nd June, 2020 21:40 BST): Since EA revealed it would be bringing seven games to the Nintendo Switch over the next 12 months, we've been wondering what exactly is on the way. While we know that Burnout Paradise Remastered and Apex Legends will be
Need for Speed, Plant vs. Zombies and more
Since EA revealed it would be bringing seven games to the Nintendo Switch over the next 12 months, we've been wondering what exactly is on the way. While we know that Burnout Paradise Remastered and Apex Legends will be part of this line-up, what else can we expect? VentureBeat's Jeff Grubb has now chimed...
And cross-play is part of the plan
The day after EA Play Live, in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz, EA's Chief Studios Officer Laura Miele spoke about how the third-party publisher wanted to make its games more widely available moving forward. "We want players to be able to play our games where they want to, which is why we're bringing more...
Part of the EA Originals line
During a special EA Originals segment within today's EA Play live stream, Swedish studio Zoink Games - known for titles like Flipping Death and Stick It To The Man - revealed it would be bringing its next game Lost in Random to the Nintendo Switch and multiple other platforms at some point in 2021. Below is a bit about...
Same game, new season
As expected, EA's premium sports series FIFA will be returning to the Nintendo Switch this year. Once again, the hybrid platform will be receiving a slightly updated version - officially known as FIFA 21: Legacy Edition. If you've played any of the previous entries on the Switch, you should already know what to expect, but for...
Will include cross-play
In April last year, Respawn Entertainment said it was well aware of the demand for its battle royale Apex Legends on the Nintendo Switch. The game's lead producer Drew McCoy also previously mentioned how his team would "love" to bring the popular free-to-play
Will bring three games to the cloud service
Google's video game cloud service Stadia admittedly received a lukewarm reception when it launched in select locations last November. Since then, the search engine giant has revealed more than 120 games are on the way to the platform in 2020. Now, to add to this, EA has announced it's teaming up with...
"you will hear more things in the future"
For a while now, a number of third-party developers and publishers have been making easy money by re-releasing and porting select games to Nintendo's hybrid platform. One of the biggest companies that's held off, though, is Electronic Arts. So far, it has published some watered-down FIFA experiences and a...
Right now, a lot of the third-party publishers are investing a lot of money and time in cloud and streaming services. Electronic Arts is one of these companies, having recently launched a closed beta for Project Atlas. In case you forgot, this is a new cloud technology announced last year. At the time, EA's Chief Technology Officer...
"it is absolutely a platform we're looking at"
Less than a month ago, EA CEO Andrew Wilson said Switch owners chose to play the company's games on other platforms when asked about the possibility of The Sims coming to Nintendo's system. Unsurprisingly, this didn't go down well with owners of hybrid device. In an attempt to improve relations, EA's...
A candid conversation
Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson recently sat down for his first interview “in a couple of years” with GameDaily.biz to discuss the company’s mistakes and accomplishments in recent times. He’s been at EA for 19 years, was the former head of EA Sports and has now led the global video game giant for the past six years...
Role model games
Yesterday, Electronic Arts kicked-off its E3 2019 celebrations with its 'EA Play' event and the gameplay reveal of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. While it's already been confirmed the title won't be coming to Nintendo's hybrid system, there's still an interesting link this game has with one of the Japanese company's famous series...
"This is a difficult day"
Video game publishing giant Electronic Arts is laying off around 350 employees across its marketing, publishing and operations divisions. In an email to employees, EA CEO Andrew Wilson said the company had "a vision to be the world's greatest games company" and to do this, it would streamline its organisation to meet the...
Keep a straight face
While the Switch and PlayStation 4 continue to sell robustly, over in the land of Xbox things aren't looking quite as rosy. Even the most ardent supporter of Microsoft's console hardware would admit that there's a serious shortage of quality first-party exclusive games on the machine right now and that's only going to hold the...
"We’ve had a tremendous relationship with them over the years"
Electronic Arts is one of the industry's publishing veterans and has been known to make-or-break the fortunes of consoles in the past. The company threw its weight behind the Mega Drive / Genesis during the 16-bit era and helped Sega score a notable victory over Nintendo, but by the...
But will Nintendo fans see any benefit?
EA has signed up "exclusive" rights to Star Wars video games following the closure of LucasArts last month. The multi-year deal appears to cover original games, rather than those linked to the forthcoming movies. To confuse things further, Disney has retained the rights to certain mobile, online and tablet...
"We have a strong partnership with Nintendo" claims EA
Electronic Arts has revealed that Madden NFL 25 will not be making an appearance on the Wii U this year. The snub means that the series is skipping Nintendo systems entirely for the first time since 1991 — the year that saw the original John Madden Football arrive on the Super Nintendo. EA...
Heading to Wii in November
As consoles continue to become more and more powerful, they naturally need to draw that power from other sources. AA batteries, rechargeable Lithium Ion batteries and good ol' AC/DC are all valuable power sources, but EA is about to tap into a much bigger source: imagination. The company has just announced a new game...
To be used with yet another attachment...
Not too long ago here at Nintendo Life, we reported the patent of an odd looking American Football peripheral. Well it appears that this strange contraption may come to market with a rumour that EA Sports are to announce an NFL training game this month. Unlike a traditional Madden game, it is said that NFL Trainer will be some kind of edutainment product..
EA's forthcoming horror-shooter shaping up to be a monster hit
Nintendo might not have a high-profile presence at the happening-as-we-type GamesCOM in Cologne, but that doesn't mean other companies aren't willing to show off a little something to the seemingly always announcement-hungry Nintendo fandom, with EA having recently beamed a set of new Dead Space: Extraction screenshots over for your..
Kyle Gray left his job at EA on his wedding day
April 15 is a big, lurching deadline for many Americans: it's tax day! While half the country is left scrambling to file and avoid an audit, Henry Hatsworth creator Kyle Gray had other plans this year, like quitting his job and getting married. Kotaku writes that Gray, adorned in bowler hat and suit, left EA Tiburon behind that day after completing a..
Sales nearly doubled on last year's total
When the Wii was released super-publisher EA caught a bit of flak for not giving the format the respect it deserved. Thankfully the company has changed its attitude and has been duly rewarded with a massive jump in sales. According to EA's financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2009, 14% of its overall revenue was generated by titles on..
Former Microsoft man comes clean about EA's poor Wii performance
EA Sports boss Peter Moore has admitted to Eurogamer that his company isn't doing as well as it could be when it comes to the Nintendo Wii. Speaking in an exclusive interview with the UK-based website, Moore had this to say: I think we need to continue to work on the Wii. When I look at the attach rate on the Wii of our software to..
EA reveals new shots of its best-selling sports franchise
After a few attempts to create next-gen visuals on the Wii, Electronic Arts has finally come to its senses and has given the latest version of Madden NFL a light-hearted visual sheen. The new shots show the unique caricatured players, which the developer promises will boast amusing animations and exaggerated movements. While some fans will..
The producer of Grand Slam Tennis at Giganto-Company EA had quite a bit to say on the subject of Nintendo's Remote-enhancer, and a quick whisper of new in-game characters too.
Producer Tommy Singleton has the enviable honour of being in charge of one of the first MotionPlus-supported games (and the expectations that come with it), but quite luckily the add-on won him over from Day One; In certain..
Not at all like Ocean's Eleven: The Game.
We brought you the first teaser of EA's forthcoming MySims Agents a few days ago, but now the game has officially gone public and the first few scant details have come to light. Billed as an "action-puzzler", MySims Agents sees you putting together a motley crew of hackers, stealthy thieves and other sneakily-skilled Sims to take down an evil..
Encouraging words from EA...do they finally get it?
During the conference keynote address EA Sports head Peter Moore spoke about EA Sports' current philosophy towards the Wii stating that "You can't simply take what you're doing on the PS3 or Xbox 360 and port – that's a dirty word – down to the Wii." New titles like Grand Slam Tennis (EA's first tennis game) and the new Tiger Woods..
It looks as though Electronic Arts has another MySims title planned for this year.
With MySims Party released last month on both the Wii and the DS and MySims Kart planned for release this summer, many thought that would be the last time we'd see the MySims this year. Surprisingly though, Electronic Arts has another title planned for this September. While details remain scarce, GameStop has added a..