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Live @ EA Play Set to Showcase New Titles

REDWOOD CITY, California – June 8, 2017Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) announced today that “Live @ EA PLAY” will provide new looks and deep dives into its biggest games, new reveals and more. “Live @ EA PLAY” will also showcase the first live multiplayer match for Star Wars™ Battlefront™ called “Assault on Theed”. The match will utilize a prequel-era map and feature 40 of the biggest YouTube influencers in the world, including StoneMountain64. For the millions of fans who will not attend EA PLAY in Hollywood, EA’s show can be viewed from 12:00pm–1:30pm PT here.

“Live @ EA PLAY” will include the following blockbuster titles, as well as more surprises:

  • Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II – Featuring all Star Wars eras, a single player campaign and epic scale multiplayer battles, Star Wars™ Battlefront™ II presents the most robust Star Wars game to date. The game is developed in partnership with three powerhouse studios: DICE, Motive™ Studios and Criterion™ Games, each with a rich background of creating award-winning games.
  • EA SPORTS™ FIFA 18 Powered by Frostbite™, EA SPORTS FIFA 18 blurs the line between the virtual and real worlds, bringing to life the heroes, teams, and atmospheres of the world’s game.
  • Madden NFL 18 With Frostbite™, the spectacle of NFL gameday comes alive delivering photorealistic players, crowds and stadiums, and introduces an all-new mode to the Madden NFL franchise.
  • NBA LIVE 18 Delivering gameplay innovations and a brand-new way to play with ‘The One’, NBA LIVEreturns with an experience completely centered around a player’s individual journey.
  • Need for Speed™ Payback This explosive adventure is filled with intense heist missions, high stakes car battles, epic cop pursuits and jaw dropping set pieces. It’s blockbuster gameplay never before seen from the series, fueled by a gripping story of betrayal and revenge. With Need for Speed Payback, it’s about building the perfect ride, getting behind the wheel and playing out an action driving fantasy.
  • Battlefield™ 1 – It’s a Summer of Battlefield including the entry of the Russian Army and the biggest front of WW1 in Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar. Partake in the skirmishes of the Albion assault in a freezing archipelago and fight in the snow-covered ravines of the treacherous Lupkow Pass.

EXTENDED BROADCAST

Immediately following the press conference, on EA.com the livestream will continue until 3pm PT with a behind-the-scenes look at what’s happening in the FanFest at EA PLAY. The livestream will provide a closer look at five games –Star Wars™ Galaxy of Heroes, Need for Speed Payback, Madden NFL 18, FIFA 18 as well as a 64-person multiplayer match of the all-new Battlefield 1 map, Nivelle Nights.

FANFEST

EA PLAY 2017 is one of the biggest pop culture events of the summer. At the heart of EA PLAY is the FanFest, which will house more than 150 hands-on gaming stations. Here fans will be some of the first to play EA’s newest lineup of games.

On Saturday night, the multi-platinum Grammy®-nominated rapper Nas will headline a live performance with DJ Green Lantern and rapper Dave East. On Sunday, players will have a chance to get an autograph or take a selfie with NFL legend Barry Sanders. On Monday, from noon to 5pm PST, fans who play Star Wars Battlefront II and win their round will compete to win a free trip to Gamescom 2017 in Cologne, Germany and have a special experience with the Star Wars™ Battlefront II team.  See the official rules at: https://www.ea.com/eaplay2017/star-wars-battlefront-ii-ea-play-competition-official-rules

The FanFest is powered by the world’s most robust gaming systems including Xbox One, PlayStation®4, PlayStation 4 Pro, Nintendo Switch™, and PCs powered by Intel. The monitors are furnished by BenQ, the official monitor sponsor of EA PLAY. Hardware peripherals are provided by Logitech G, the exclusive hardware peripherals partner of EA PLAY.

EA PLAY is open to the public and tickets are free. The FanFest schedule is:

  • Saturday June 10 from 4pm – 8pm
  • Sunday June 11 from 12pm – 6pm
  • Monday June 12 from 12pm – 5pm

Please visit http://www.ea.com/eaplay2017 to learn more about the event. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for more EA PLAY news and information.

Tom Brady Announced as EA SPORTS Madden NFL 18 Cover Athlete

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–Today Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) revealed New England Patriots quarterback and five-time Super Bowl Champion Tom Brady will grace the cover of EA SPORTS Madden NFL 18 when it launches worldwide on Friday, August 25. This year’s game will be powered by Frostbite, one of the industry’s world-class game engines, creating a Madden NFL experience like you’ve never seen before. Frostbite delivers a significant visual leap not only to the players, but crowds, stadiums and more. Such a special game truly deserves an equally-special cover athlete.

The Madden NFL cover was one of the few career accolades that had previously eluded Brady, and now he adds the honor alongside his multiple NFL championships, MVP awards, Pro Bowl appearances and more. This also marks the first time in Madden NFL history that teammates have graced the cover in back-to-back years, after last year’s game featured Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.

“The Madden NFL 18 cover is a great honor for me,” said Brady. “Especially since I have been playing the game since growing up next to EA headquarters in the Bay Area. I’m not one to believe in curses, so I’m ready to take the challenge head on like always! It doesn’t stand a chance!!!”

Those eager to hear more about Madden NFL 18 won’t have to wait long, as new details about the game, including a brand-new mode, are set to debut at EA PLAY on June 10. Fans can expect to see big things in this year’s title, including new ways to play, and some of the greatest innovation in a generation.

In addition to the cover news, EA also announced pre-order offers for two distinct editions of Madden NFL 18. Fans who pre-order the standard edition will receive numerous benefits*, including the choice of an Elite player from their favorite NFL team for use in Madden NFL 18 Ultimate Team, as well as five Squad Packs, redeemable at launch. In celebration of the Greatest of All Time, those looking for even more can opt for the G.O.A.T. Edition, which gets them not only what’s in the standard edition, but also one of five G.O.A.T. players of their choice for Madden NFL 18 Ultimate Team, and more.

Fans can also play the finished game before launch day: G.O.A.T. Edition owners get three-day early access, letting them start their season on Tuesday, August 22, while EA Access members can play for up to 10 hours starting Thursday, August 17 with the EA Access Play First Trial.**

This weekend also marks the finals of the Madden Championship, the culmination of the first year of Madden NFL’s competitive gaming series. The top-ranked competitors of the series are all vying for their share of the $500,000 prize pool, and the right to be named the Madden NFL Champion. The 2017 Madden Championship airs live on NFL Network, Twitch, Facebook and YouTube this Sunday, May 14 at 9:00pm ET, with a re-air on NFL Network the same night at 12:00am ET. Fans can also get full coverage from the weekend on the Madden NFL website.

Madden NFL 18 is developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon and will be available worldwide on August 25 for Xbox One and PlayStation®4.

EA Access members receive a 10 percent discount** when they purchase a digital version of the Madden NFL 18 on Xbox Live.

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All NFL-related trademarks, including NFL and the NFL Shield design, are trademarks of NFL Properties LLC. All team-related trademarks, including team names, logos, and uniforms designs, are trademarks of the respective NFL Member Clubs.

All player participation has been facilitated by NFL Players Inc., the licensing and marketing subsidiary of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA).

The EA SPORTS™ brand is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs and cross-platform digital experiences. The EA SPORTS studios create connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sports through videogames, including Madden NFL football, EA SPORTS™ FIFA, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR® golf, SSX™ and EA SPORTS UFC®.

For more information about EA SPORTS games, including news, video, blogs, forums and game apps, please visit www.easports.com to connect, share and compete.

EA Access Gamers on Xbox One Can Play Mass Effect Andromeda Early

March 16, 2017 – Beginning today, EA Access (available exclusively on Xbox One) members can join the Andromeda Initiative in “Mass Effect: Andromeda” for up to 10 hours before its launch on March 21 with the EA Access Play First Trial. Be among the first to embark on a mission beyond the borders of our known universe, navigate the uncharted reaches of the Andromeda Galaxy to unravel its mysteries, discover vivid alien worlds and lead the charge to find humanity a new home among the stars in this epic space opera.

Not only can EA Access members play upcoming EA games before they’re released, they also save 10% on all EA digital purchases on Xbox One. Plus, members can instantly expand their gaming library with The Vault, a growing collection of EA’s best Xbox One games such as “Star Wars Battlefront,” “Battlefield 4,” the “Mass Effect” trilogy, “Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2,” “Titanfall” and more which they can play as much as they want. And whether via The Vault or Backward Compatibility, Xbox One is the only device where you can play the entire “Mass Effect” saga.

For gamers who haven’t upgraded to Xbox One, but want to jump into “Mass Effect: Andromeda” early with EA Access, there are a variety of Xbox One S bundles for all types of players. In addition to Xbox One S “Battlefield 1” bundles that include a full-game download of “Battlefield 1” and one month of EA Access, there is the Xbox One S Halo Wars 2 Bundle, the Xbox One S Forza Horizon 3 Bundle, the Xbox One S Minecraft Favorites Bundle and more. Regional prices and offers may vary.

For more information, visit Xbox Wire or EA.com.

*Membership to EA Access required in order to download and play the “Mass Effect: Andromeda” trial.

Official Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass Trailer

March 2, 2017 – Today, DICE released the Official Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass Trailer, where the fearless French army joins the fight in a brutal defense of their homeland. They Shall Not Pass will be available to Premium Pass members starting on March 14th, for two-weeks early access to four new maps on the western front, two new operations, an all-new game mode Frontlines, new weapons, an epic new steel behemoth and more. Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass is the first of Battlefield 1’s expansion packs included in Premium Pass, followed by Battlefield 1 In the Name of the Tsar, Battlefield 1 Turning Tides and Battlefield 1 Apocalypse.

Check out the Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass Trailer and learn more about the expansion here. For more information about Premium Pass and future Battlefield 1 expansions click here.

Titanfall 2 : Single Player Gameplay Vision Trailer

October 11, 2016 – Today, Respawn Entertainment released the Titanfall 2 Single Player Vision Trailer, where players get their first look at how Jack Cooper and BT-7274 must combine their abilities to survive together, and sometimes apart. Bred from a team that has worked on great single player campaigns, including Modern Warfare and Modern Warfare 2, Respawn sets the bar for a high quality campaign in Titanfall 2. Check out the video here to learn how the team developed the process of making action blocks and established the core of what Titanfall 2’s story is all about: the relationship and bond between Pilot and Titan.

Battlefield 1 Single Player Trailer

Today, DICE is giving players a closer look into the Battlefield 1 campaign with a new single player trailer.In the Battlefield 1 campaign, players will experience a series of remarkable War Stories from multiple characters from all corners of the globe. Get to know real-life historical figures and immerse yourself in personal stories from different protagonists with unique backgrounds, skills and perspectives. Visit the Battlefield 1 Blog and website to learn more about the War Stories you’ll encounter in Battlefield 1.

Titanfall: Frontline Mobile Game Announced

EMERYVILLE, Calif. – September 12, 2016 Nexon, in collaboration with Respawn Entertainment and Particle City, has revealed Titanfall®: Frontline, the debut standalone mobile game set in the extended universe of the best-selling franchise, Titanfall. Titanfall: Frontline is a strategy card game where players, assuming the role of brigade Commanders, will face off in head-to-head combat with other players in real-time. Players will unleash strategic combinations of powerful Pilots, Titans and tactical Burn Cards in an attempt to outmaneuver their opponents. Titanfall: Frontline, the first title in the multi-game, multi-year partnership between Nexon, Particle City and Respawn Entertainment to exclusively publish Titanfall mobile games, will be available as a free download this fall on the App Store for iPhone and iPad and on Google Play for Android devices.

“We’ve worked hand-in-hand with Respawn to weave in card battle strategy and collectibility with the iconic gameplay elements that make Titanfall so unique and that will help evolve the genre,” said Larry Pacey, co-founder of Particle City. “From dropping a Titan onto the field of play to turn the tide of battle to using a combination of Parkour and Rodeo Burn Cards to take a Titan down, Titanfall: Frontline is unapologetically intense and utterly Titanfall.”

Featuring hundreds of Pilots, Titans and special ability Burn Cards, Commanders will collect and upgrade their units and build their own unique decks. Players can build their IMC or Militia squad according to their play style, whether they prefer to assemble a dropship of fast, light Pilots and Titans to deal quick damage or wear out their opponents with the addition of strong defensive units, installations and support personnel.

“The Titanfall franchise revolutionized the first-person shooter and Particle City is taking the same creative approach adding depth to the battlefield and a never-before-seen layer of strategy in the collectable card game genre,” said Lawrence Koh, general manager, Nexon M. “Titanfall: Frontline is just the beginning of the incredible standalone mobile sci-fi experiences based on the Titanfall universe we’re looking to bring to gamers around the world.”

“This is an incredibly exciting time for the team at Respawn and for the Titanfall fans around the world with two completely unique games in the Titanfall universe launching soon – Titanfall 2 and Titanfall: Frontline,” said Vince Zampella, CEO, Respawn Entertainment. “Not only does Titanfall: Frontline capture an experience that feels distinctly Titanfall but it delivers quick and strategic action that anyone with a smartphone will be able to download and enjoy.”

Titanfall 2 won 24 industry awards and was nominated 49 times at E3 2016. Titanfall was the most-awarded game of E3 2013, earning more than 100 nominations and 60-plus wins, including a record-breaking six E3 Critics Awards. The title was the third highest-rated Xbox One game of released in 2014, according to video game review score aggregator Metacritic.

Be the first to hear about Titanfall: Frontline news by liking Titanfall: Frontline on Facebook and following them on Twitter.

Pre-register for Titanfall: Frontline and receive in-game rewards at global launch via the official website: www.titanfallfrontline.com

Titanfall 2 Customization Trailer and Angel City Details

September 7, 2016 – Today, Respawn is revealing that the first post-launch map, Angel City, for Titanfall 2 will be available in December. This fan favorite map from the original Titanfall will be fully remastered, and players will be able to use all the exciting new Pilot and Titan gameplay mechanics on the classic map.

The map will be free to all players, but those that want to jump in early can get a three day head start by pre-ordering any edition of Titanfall 2 from any retailer. Check out the full blog here for more cool content coming to those who pre-order and more of what will be included in the Digital Deluxe Edition. The blog also includes a new video that shows off some of the new customization elements in Titanfall 2.

Battlefield 1 Gamescom Trailer and Open Beta Date

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

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.