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Battlefield 1 Gamescom Trailer and Open Beta Date

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STOCKHOLM, Sweden – August 15, 2016 – Today DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) studio, announced the Battlefield™ 1 Open Beta* will begin August 31st on Xbox One, PC via Origin™ and PlayStation®4. Players who sign up as a Battlefield Insider and choose their platform before August 21st will be eligible to receive early access to the Open Beta. The Battlefield 1 Open Beta will feature two franchise favorite modes – Conquest and Rush – on the new Sinai Desert map. Playable with up to 64 players, this map includes a new controllable Armored Train behemoth, ridable horses and three new Elite Classes – Sentry, Flame Trooper and Tank Hunter.

Since the unveiling of Battlefield 1 in May, fans have been clamoring for a taste of the all-out-war experience that the backdrop of World War 1 provides. Bring a horse to a tank fight, or rain down machine gun fire on enemy positions with the heavily armored Sentry. Fans wanting to check out the Open Beta gameplay content before August 31st can do so by watching the Battlefield 1 Squads livestream on August 16th at 12pm PT at http://www.twitch.tv/battlefield or by coming to play the game this week at gamescom in Cologne, Germany. Battlefield 1 Squads will showcase two team captains, each leading a crew of 32 players, made up of the top Battlefield YouTube personalities, Twitch Streamers, and internet stars. Fans can also watch the new Battlefield 1 gamescom 2016 trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymwXbF1VTKU.

Witness the birth of all-out war when Battlefield 1 launches on October 21, 2016 worldwide on Xbox One, Origin for PC and PlayStation 4. Players who pre-order the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition can start playing on October 18**.

EA Access*** and Origin Access*** members can try Battlefield 1 before it’s released for a limited time as part of a Play First Trial starting October 13, on Xbox One and PC, respectively. EA Access members receive a 10 percent discount when they purchase a digital version of the game on Xbox Live, and Origin Access members get a 10 percent discount when they purchase the game through Origin.

Titanfall 2 Inside Development Series – Servers

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July 27, 2016 – Last week, the team at Respawn Entertainment began their Titanfall 2 – Inside Development series. This week, Jon “Slothy” Shiring, Lead Engineer on Titanfall 2, gives fans insight into how Respawn are approaching Servers for the upcoming Titanfall 2 Multiplayer Technical Test as well as the games launch onOctober 28. Learn more here: http://www.titanfall.com/en_us/news/inside-development-servers/.

On Thursday, July 28 at 2:30pm, Slothy will take to the Titanfall Twitter account to answer fans questions related to Servers as well as other general Titanfall 2 topics. Fans wanting to submit questions to Slothy should use the hashtag #TF2ServerQA for a chance to get your questions answered.

Paramount Television Options Rights for Battlefield

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LOS ANGELES, CA (July 11, 2016) – Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have optioned the rights to one of the most successful and dynamic videogames, Battlefield™, from DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio. Michael Sugar, 2016 Academy Award winner, and Ashley Zalta from Anonymous Content will serve as executive producers.

The Battlefield series has consistently been praised by critics for its world-class multiplayer gameplay, and is recognized for delivering the premier all-out war experience across land, sea and air. The award-winning Battlefield franchise has amassed more than 60 million players worldwide since debuting in 2002, and the franchise continues to boast highly-engaged audiences across its catalogue titles.

“Paramount TV actively seeks smart content from all sectors that will resonate with audiences and translate to compelling programming,” said Amy Powell, President, Paramount TV. “EA’s Battlefield has an incredibly dynamic narrative, coupled with a loyal fan base, which will allow us to bring this exciting and unique property to the small screen. We look forward to working with EA and Anonymous Content and thank Michael Sugar for his tenacity in bringing us this exciting project.”

“Battlefield has a tremendous built-in, engaged fan base, making it a highly coveted piece of IP primed for long-form adaptation,” said Michael Sugar, partner, Anonymous Content. “Together with EA and Paramount TV, we’ll develop the Battlefield TV series with the same commitment to robust storytelling that has made the game such a runaway success for nearly fifteen years.”

“Battlefield is one of the most loved properties among our players,” said Patrick Söderlund, Executive Vice President, EA. “We are thrilled that Anonymous Content and Paramount TV will look to introduce fans to Battlefield through a new medium.”

Battlefield continues the partnership between Anonymous Content and Paramount TV, which have a first-look production deal for scripted television programming across broadcast, premium cable, cable and online audiences. This marks the organizations’ entrée into content based on a videogame franchise.

“Michael’s track record speaks for itself,” added Patrick O’Brien, Vice President of EA Entertainment. “Combined with his passion for Battlefield, we cannot imagine a better team than Anonymous Content and Paramount for this project.”

Watch the Battlefield 1 Official Reveal Trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c7nRTF2SowQ

The Sims 4 Dine Out Expansion Pack Announced

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June 7, 2016 – Tired of eating at home? Looking to pursue a new endeavor? Well now is the time with The Sims™ 4 Dine Out*, introducing a slew of new gameplay possibilities, ranging from sending your Sims out for a delicious meal out on the town, to opening up a restaurant of their very own.

Now you can expand your Sims’ palate with an assortment of new experimental cuisine, in addition to creating and managing a variety of restaurants. Hire staff, set the perfect menu, evaluate your sim’s chef skills, and invest in advertising to grow their business and turn a profit.

A complete list of key features includes:

  • Creating or customizing unique restaurants, ranging from a classic diner to an upscale Italian bistro;
  • Owning and managing a restaurant, while hiring staff, setting the menu and prices, and chatting up diners to improve customer satisfaction;
  • Sending Sims out to enjoy a delicious meal while on a romantic date, spending quality time with family, or playing it solo;
  • Stepping outside your Sims’ comfort zone with an assortment of new experimental cuisine that looks almost too good to eat!

The Sims 4 Dine Out Game Pack is now available as a digital download for $19.99 on PC and Mac via Origin™. For more information about The Sims 4 ™, follow us on Twitter, Like us on Facebook, and visit our homepage at http://www.thesims.com.

Mirror’s Edge Catalyst Launch Trailer

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STOCKHOLM, Sweden – June 7th, 2016 – DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) studio, today announced the official launch ofMirror’s Edge™ Catalyst, available in retail stores and as a digital download on Xbox One, Origin™ for PC, and PlayStation®4. The game invites you to step into the shoes of Faith – a self-assured Runner thrown into a struggle against the oppressive Conglomerate in the city of Glass. Explore Glass from the beautifully lit rooftops to the dark and gritty tunnels below. Run free in the city districts with Faith at the center of it all. Through the first-person perspective, use your fluid movement and combat skills to master the environment and become the catalyst of change.

“We are excited to see players explore the city of Glass and experience the thrilling adventure we’ve crafted for the last few years,” saidMirror’s Edge Catalyst producer, Amo Mostofi. “Players will also get a competitive experience through the Social Play features and the online challenges coming from our team and from the community. They’ll also be able to keep an eye on the city and their friends’ performances through The Beat, available on Mirrorsedge.com or as a companion app on mobile devices.”

Watch the Mirror’s Edge Catalyst “Why We Run” Launch Trailer here, and discover more about the game at http://www.mirrorsedge.com.
Mirror’s Edge Catalyst launches June 7th (North America) and June 9th 2016 (worldwide) on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Origin™ for PC, and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system.

EA Access members receive a 10 percent discount when they purchase a digital version of the game on Xbox Live, and Origin Access members get a 10 percent discount when they purchase the game through Origin*.

Join the Mirror’s Edge Catalyst conversation on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter®.

EA Announces Battlefield 1

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STOCKHOLM, Sweden – May 6, 2016 – Today DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) studio, announced Battlefield™ 1. Only inBattlefield 1 will you bring a horse to a tank fight and squad-up with your allies in epic multiplayer battles with up to 64 players. Through ever-changing environments at the dawn of all-out war, no battle is ever the same.  Battlefield 1 will launch on October 21st, 2016 Worldwide on Xbox One, Origin™ for PC and PlayStation®4.

Battlefield 1 takes you across multiple and varied locations in a bid to fight your way through immersive battles. From tight urban fights in a besieged French city, to big open spaces in the Italian Alps and frantic combats in the deserts of Arabia, discover a world at war through an adventure-filled campaign.

In a true multiplayer sandbox experience, take to the skies and engage in high-octane dogfights through treacherous landscapes, or have a battleship obliterating the coast from the sea, and engage in some of the biggest battles ever seen as empires clash for supremacy.

“The game will deliver a fresh experience full of what makes Battlefield great, with a multiplayer sandbox, immersion, epic scale, authenticity, team play and an ever-changing world full of unexpected Battlefield moments,“  said Aleksander Grøndal, Senior Producer, DICE. “We’re inviting players on an epic journey across a war-torn world, taking them to the Great War and providing something both varied and unique in Battlefield 1.”

Set against the backdrop of World War 1, witness the birth of modern warfare, as the Great War saw a furious arms race with new machines and weapons created to get the upper hand during the most technologically divergent war of all time. Feel the intensity and immersion as Battlefield 1takes advantage of this modern arsenal to deliver the experience fans love, but with a fresh and modern twist.

Watch the first look of Battlefield 1 here, and discover more on the future of Battlefield at www.battlefield.com.

Fans can also sign up to become a Battlefield Insider here. Get early access to the Battlefield 1 public beta, in-game rewards, exclusive content and sneak peeks at news about Battlefield (plus news about other EA games, services, and events).
Battlefield 1 will launch on October 21st, 2016 Worldwide on Xbox One, Origin™ for PC and PlayStation®4.

EA Access and Origin Access members can play Battlefield 1 for a limited time before launch with Play First Trials. EA Access members receive a 10% discount when they purchase a digital version of the game on Xbox Live, and Origin Access members get a 10% discount when they purchase the game through Origin*.

Join the Battlefield conversation on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter®.

Respawn Working on New Star Wars Game with EA

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May 4, 2016 – At EA right now, we have multiple studios building a variety of great Star Wars games spanning different genres, all united by our team’s passion forStar Wars™ stories, characters, and adventures. Today, EA and Respawn Entertainment have expanded their relationship to include the development of an all-new 3rd person action adventure game set in the Star Wars universe. They join our other great studios – Visceral Games, DICE, Capital Games, BioWare, Motive and more – who are currently working on Star Wars projects.

Read the full blog from Patrick Soderlund, Executive Vice President of EA Studios on the EA Blog and more information from Respawn’s Game Director on the project Stig Asmussen here.

The Future of Battlefield Announcement Teased for May 6

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This just in from EA and DICE: Join the DICE team on May 6 at 1pm PT and witness live the world premiere of the new Battlefield™ game. Get insight into the minds of the developers as you hear from the Creative Director Lars Gustavsson and Lead Producer Aleksander Grondal on the past, present and the future of Battlefield. You will be able to join in the conversation as we open the floor to questions.

Enlist today to become a Battlefield Insider here. Get in-game rewards, exclusive content, and a sneak peek at news about Battlefield (plus news about other EA games, services, and events).