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EA: FIFA 18 has ‘the best gameplay we’ve ever had’

In a recent interview with GameReactor, EA executive vice president Patrick Söderlund admitted the company “played it safe” with FIFA 17. This year, however, EA is going “all in” with FIFA 18, and as we sit down with lead gameplay producer Sam Rivera at Gamescom, it becomes clear exactly what …

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EA’s pursuit of happiness

As always, Q4 will be a blockbuster season for EA. Kicking off this year’s festivities this Friday is FIFA 18, which will then be followed by Need for Speed Payback on November 10th and Star Wars: Battlefront II a week later on November 17th. However, even though these triple-A physical …

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Battlefield 1’s incursions mode could be a strong esports effort, but it’s not there yet

EA has courted the esports crowd for a long time, with squad modes like Deathmatch, Rush and Obliteration offering a smaller scale vision of Battlefield’s 64 man squabbles more suited to competition.  Problem is, they’ve never really gained traction. Battlefield is a game about big fights: planes screaming overhead, tanks …

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FIFA 17 tops monthly UK console digital charts again

Another month, another No.1 for FIFA 17. Once again, EA’s football behemoth has topped the monthly console digital charts in the UK, generating 6.92m in revenue in July. Sales for the title were down 16 per cent month-on-month though, as other titles in the Top Ten grew. Rockstar’s Grand Theft …

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EA: Player happiness, not revenue, is our number one metric of success

Just as EA has announced Battlefield 1’s new competitive mode, Incursions, EVP of global publishing Laura Miele has told MCV that the publisher’s continued focus on live services has “shifted the entire company.” She said: “There is an obligation that we have to players to keep content fresh and keep the …

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EA’s digital net sales hit record high for Q1

EA has announced its Q1 2018 results for the three months ending June 30th 2017, and digital net sales reached $3.147bn for the trailing 12-month period, representing 63 per cent of the company’s total net sales. That’s an increase of 23 per cent year-on-year. For the quarter, total net revenue …

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