EA Sports has announced a new game called 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil. The game will hit North America on April 15 for the Xbox 360 and PS3 game consoles. EA Sports says that the game is tweaked to capture all the excitement of the biggest game in soccer, or football as it's known in most of the world. The game promises multiple improvements on FIFA 14.
Each year the folks at EA run a prediction using the Madden NFL football game to choose which team will win the Super Bowl that year. While using a video game to predict the outcome of the big game sounds sketchy, it's surprisingly accurate. Last year the Madden NFL prediction chose the Ravens as Super Bowl champions, and that prediction was correct.
One of the most popular mobile game franchies on the market is the Plants vs. Zombies franchise. During E3 back in June, the next installment in the franchise was unveiled called Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare. Later in June, the launch date for the game was tipped as spring of 2014. EA and Popcap Games have now offered up a more specific launch date.
Gamers who enjoy a good first-person shooter and plan to purchase the PlayStation 4 or the Xbox One consoles along with Battlefield 4 have some very interesting multiplayer battles waiting. We already know that Battlefield 4 will be available on the launch day for both of those consoles. EA is taking some time to brag that gamers will be able to play with 64 people per map at 60 frames per second.
We've been expecting a free to play Command & Conquer video game to come from EA for a long time. The first time rumblings surfaced that a free to play title would be coming to the franchise was back in December of 2011. That game has been in development, but EA has now announced that it has canceled the free to play Command & Conquer game.
EA is predicting some very healthy sales for the next generation consoles including the PlayStation 4 from Sony and the Xbox One for Microsoft. EA recently held its earnings call and company CEO Andrew Wilson was deluged with questions about the coming launch of the next generation game consoles from both Microsoft and Sony. EA expects big things and significant sales numbers for both consoles.
EA has announced that it signed a multiyear partnership with racer and Hoonigan Ken Block. The multiyear agreement will see Block become the racing advisor for the Need for Speed franchise. EA also announced that the Need for Speed franchise will be sponsoring Block and his Ford Fiesta ST 2013 racecar.
SimCity was plagued with server issues for a fair bit of time, something that eventually also affected Mac users upon the Mac version launch. An offline mode has been requested for many months, and though at one point it seemed that such was not going to be a reality, SimCity developer Maxis has stated that a team has been put in place to explore the possibility.