EA Play Balltefield 1 header

It seems there was a very good reason EA decided to host their own event called EA Play just prior to E3 – they simply had way too many things to show off!

The EA Play livestream went… well… live at around 10pm last night, and we were presented with loads of new info, and a ton of new trailers for Titanfall 2, Madden NFL 17FIFA 17Mass Effect: Andromeda, a wonderfully whimsical new indie game called Fe, the future of EA’s Star Wars offerings, and more Battlefield 1 than you could possibly handle. All that and more after the jump.

For those who don’t have an hour to kill watching the entire livestream of the keynotes, we’ll be going over some of the highlights of the event broken into more manageable, bite-sized pieces.

Titanfall 2

About an hour before the start of the EA Play live stream, Wesley Fick spotted the official Titanfall 2 single player gameplay trailer on the game’s YouTube channel, then proceeded to dig into its tasty flesh in this article right here. Accompanying the trailer, Respawn Entertainment’s Vince Zampella said in his keynote that Titanfall 2 will include an offline-playable campaign.

But single player fans aren’t the only ones who got their fix, as fans of the original game were also treated to an explosive multiplayer gameplay trailer. It’s got guns, wall-running, grappling hooks, high flying action, explosions, lasers, and there are probably even giant mechs in there somewhere if you look hard enough.

Release date: 28 October 2016

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

Sports: Madden NFL 17 and FIFA 17

American football and actual football are both still things EA takes quite seriously, and it doesn’t seem like the annual releases of FIFA and Madden NFL are going to end anytime soon.

Madden NFL 17 seems like a beefier Madden NFL 16, you know the drill by now. Check out the trailer below.

Release date: 23 August 2016

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PS3, Xbox 360

Instead of just doing more or less the same thing over and over again, it looks like we’ll actually see some real innovation from EA’s FIFA 17 offering.

According to an enthusiastic actor and an official trailer, FIFA 17 will offer a more story-driven single player mode called “The Journey“. The mode sees players assume the role of Alex Hunter as he goes from football rags to football riches… sort of. It actually looks like a really great addition to the game, and may just be what many fans have been waiting for.

Release date: 29 September 2016

Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Mass Effect: Andromeda

The Mass Effect series never disappoints (except for that one time it really, REALLY did), and it doesn’t look like Bioware’s latest offering titled Mass Effect: Andromeda will be any different.

According to Bioware’s general manager, Aaryn Flynn, players will become the aliens in the Andromeda galaxy. Flynn explains: “Everything is new. New planets, new species, new technologies.” Flynn goes on to say that “this is a whole new adventure. We’re building on the things you love about Mass Effect. Amazing stories and gameplay, and now we’re letting our imaginations run wild. This is a bigger adventure filled with a whole new cast of memorable characters, and more freedom than we’ve ever given players in a Bioware game. And for the first time, it’s all powered by Frostbite.”

Release date: Early 2017

Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One

Fe and EA Originals

According to Patrick Söderlund, executive vice president of EA Studios, “with EA Originals, we are committed to finding great new games that we know players are going to love, and working with small developers to make sure those games get discovered and into the hands of players.” And the first of these games is called Fe.

You’re probably wondering just what the hell Fe is, and why someone would name their game Fe. But the why, how, what, and where isn’t important. What is important, however, is that Fe looks absolutely gorgeous, gargantuanly cute, and a megaton of fun. Oh, and it’s also an indie game developed by Zoink.

Release date: unconfirmed

Platforms: unconfirmed

Star Wars

During the live stream, EA took a moment to talk about the future of their Star Wars games. And the future seems very bright. In a trailer accompanying the keynote speech, we are treated to a glimpse of what’s in store for existing Star Wars games such as Star Wars Battlefront, as well as a look at a couple of games currently in development by many studios such as Respawn Entertainment, Dice, and Visceral Games.

Battlefield 1

Finally, we get to what most of us have been dying to see, MOAR Battlefield 1! And man, did EA give us a lot more Battlefield 1.

Not only did we get a brand-spanking new gameplay trailer, after all the keynotes were said and done, EA livestreamed about an hour of actual Battlefield 1 multiplayer gameplay goodness. First, let’s start off with that trailer, shall we?

Crap yourself a little? We did. This is probably one of the most epic trailers we’ve ever seen, and we’ve seen A LOT of trailers.

In his keynote, Patrick Bach, general manager of DICE, took the time to talk about what we can expect from Battlefield 1: “Only in Battlefield 1 will you engage in some of the biggest battles ever seen as you squad up in multiplayer matches with up to 64 players.” Bach then goes on to talk about how through the power of the Frostbite engine, “intuitive destruction, dynamic weather, and a variety of weapons and vehicles makes this the most immersive and dynamic Battlefield game ever.”

Enough with the words, let’s see some multiplayer!

Release date: 21 October 2016

Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC

More stuff like this: