EA Sports at E3 Overview

Runtime: 1:31:24    Author: Electronic Arts    Category: Trailers

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:

NHL 16
Release Date: Available in New Zealand on September 18th for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, and Xbox 360.
Trailer: Available Here

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.


NBA Live 16
Release Date: While a US release date of September 29th was announced, a local date has yet to be set. Available on PS4 and Xbox One.
Trailer: Available Here

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.


Release Date:
 Available for PC, PS4, Xbox One, PS3, and Xbox 360 on the 25th of December 2015.
Trailer: Available Here

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
Release Date: 
Available for PS4, Xbox One, PS3, and Xbox 360 on the 28th of August 2015.
Trailer: Available Here

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.

Rory McIlroy PGA Tour
Release Date: 
Available on PS4 and Xbox One when it is released on the 17th of July 2015.
 Available Here

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.


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Comments Comments (8)

Posted by RKO_NZ
On Friday 19 Jun 2015 6:53 PM
Nothing exciting here for me except more NHL stuff, Was hoping that they'd be a new UFC game or even a Fight Night reveal. Guess that'll be next year
Posted by shadowshaded
On Friday 19 Jun 2015 7:46 PM
Can they please announce a full frisbee golf game that uses motion control like in sports champions...
Posted by toner
On Friday 19 Jun 2015 10:12 PM
No mention of Hoop Gawd in the overview? Who is he anyway? NBA Live still a ways away to overtaking 2K

Also was still hoping a Skate 4 on PS4/Xbox One, ah well, one can dream.
Posted by Mafivee
On Saturday 20 Jun 2015 9:06 AM
I'd be interested in Rory McIlroy PGA Tour. Haven't played a golf in a few years now. I'll wait on Madden as I'm sure it will come to the EA access vault early next year.
Posted by Wertbag
On Saturday 20 Jun 2015 5:13 PM
Be pretty cool if fight night or ufc go VR. Actually dodging and throwing punches could be really immersive.
Posted by Rocky1986
On Sunday 21 Jun 2015 8:21 AM
The only thing that has my attention is NHL, looking forward to it
Posted by lax1
On Sunday 21 Jun 2015 9:43 AM
FIFA 16 releasing on Xmas day?
Posted by tom_nz
On Monday 22 Jun 2015 1:50 PM
If they fix NHL (ie actually have some game modes) then that might go on the buy list.