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.
About a week ago, the latest game in EA Sports FIFA soccer franchise launched. The game is called FIFA 14 and it has already proven to be very popular. The latest version of the soccer playing video game franchise has several interesting new features to make the game more realistic and more fun for players.
Footballers in North America will be thrilled to hear that EA Sports FIFA 14 is now available for purchase. The video game is also available as a digital download on Origin. EA Sports intends to launch the game outside of North America later this week. The demo for FIFA 14 set a record for EA.
PopCap Games released the long-awaited sequel to Plants vs. Zombies back in mid-August. The game arrived as the appropriately titled Plants vs. Zombies 2 and it looks like it has received a rather warm welcome. In fact, the folks at PopCap have recently shared some numbers and it looks like Plants vs. Zombies 2 has already topped the original in terms of downloads. And this comes with just iOS downloads as the game has yet to be released for Android.
SimCity has been released for Mac. Details of the release have been shared on the SimCity Blog where they begin by thanking those who waited patiently. Of course, that refers back to those earlier release delays. The good news as of today is that SimCity has indeed arrived for Mac and it is available as a digital download from the Origin website.