EA's reputation is still less than stellar. However their upcoming 2013 and 2014 releases are nothing short of exciting and might just help EA's image in the gaming community as long as they don't repeat the Sims City fiasco... Below are the highlights of the GamesCom 2013 as well as a video of the whole presentation.
EA announced Sims 4 and boasted new creative tools, engaging interactive gameplay, intuitive and powerful creative tools and full Sims customization. Sims will express a wide range of emotions and their state of mind will be greatly affected by events, other Sims and even decor. The game will be available in Spring of 2014 and gamers can pre-order it as of today.
Command & Conquer developers promised new episodic missions that can be completed in solo or coop mode and gamers wanting to try the game early can apply for the Beta on the C&C website.
For Dragon Age Inquisition, Bioware promised a massive setting with diverse terrain and environments and a tailored gaming experience from how your hero looks to how you play. The game's production is based in Edmonton, Alberta.
Popcap presented Plants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare, the made for console PvZ game said to provide an exhilarating first person action experience. The game will feature solo, coop and online multiplayer modes. It will be available in Spring 2014, first for Xbox One and 360, in Spring 2014. The Xbox One version of PvZ will feature an exclusive Boss Mode which will playable with the Kinect or with Glass on a tablet device and will let players play as the Zombies. You can preorder it today.
EA Canada featured pre-alpha gameplay of EA Sports UFC demonstrating the game's true player motion, precision movement and body deformations like veins popping up from sheer physical effort. The game is set to be available in Spring 2014.
FIFA is EA Sports' most popular franchise. FIFA 14 will be available in North America on Sept 24th for current generation consoles and will be available for next generation upon launch. EA confirmed that gameplay information and seasons will be transferable from current consoles to new consoles so players can start playing now and keep playing later one. FIFA fans will be able to take the game on the go with a mobile version adapted for tactile screens.
Finally, Battlefield 4 is coming out for current gen consoles on October 29th. Players can sign up for the game's Beta on the Battlefield 4 website.