EA Sports had a significant presence at EA's E3 Press Conference this year, showing off a handful of games from their 2016 software lineup.Here is a rundown of what was shown in one convenient location:
EA Sport's Matt Bilbey began speaking about NHL 16 by stating that the concept of 'team' so important to Hockey will be at the heart of this year's game. EA Sports Hockey League has been reimagined to make it the ultimate hockey experience. He stressed that EA Sports had been working with fans to deliver a game that matches their expectations.
The game's official press release states NHL 16 will feature 6v6 online multiplayer, support for couch co-op online, Be-A-Pro and General Manager modes.
Gameface HD was a touted feature of this year's NBA Live 16, allowing players to scan their face into the game with more detail and accuracy than ever. New gameplay features for the title include gaining greater control over when to shoot with longer button presses, thousands of new animations that allow a smoother flow to on-court movement, and the ability for players to greater express themselves in game.
EA Sports' David Rutter was on hand to speak about some of the refinements to the FIFA franchise in this year's entry. This year, FIFA Trainer will allow players to improve their ability, no matter what level they are at. Rutter stated that the Trainer will allow beginners to learn the game, and experienced players will be able to hone their skills.
Rutter also reiterated the earlier announcement that women's teams will be included for the first time in FIFA 16 to cheers from thee crowd. There was also a focus on creating a more balanced team, making sure that forwards, midfielders, and defenders are all able to perform their role in the team more effectively.
Madden NFL 16's most notable feature is a revolutionized passing system. The game's official Press Release states that not only have passers been updated with body-relative throws, players receiving passes now have a wider variety of options available to make a catch. Aggressive catches allow a charge into opponents, run and catch allows players to take the initiative, and possession catches allow for a safer catch. Defenders can disrupt better than ever, with the choice to play for the ball directly or hit the receiver.
Draft Champions is another new feature, allowing players to experience the excitement of drafting a team. Draft Champions can be played in either single or head-to-head modes and select players to use in special events.
EA Sports' Matt Bilbey pointed out that Rory McIlroy PGA Tour would be the first game made with the Frostbite Engine. This gives the game a handful of notable improvements on past entries, with no load times between holes that save a great deal of time with streamed courses.
EA Sports also mentioned they want to make Ultimate Team a safer and more secure play environment that is fun and fair for everyone. A theme for the entire EA Press Conference was engaging in conversations with fans, with the entire company dedicated to listening to requests in the implementation of features for not only their sports titles, but the entire EA games catalogue.