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Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have announced plans to produce a television series based on DICE’s Battlefield franchise. It’s too early in the process to talk about casting or airdates, but all the executives involved in the deal seem pleased…
“Paramount TV actively seeks smart content from all sectors that will resonate with audiences and translate to compelling programming,” said Amy Powell, the President of Paramount TV. “EA’s Battlefield has an incredibly dynamic narrative, coupled with a loyal fan base, which will allow us to bring this exciting and unique property to the small screen. We look forward to working with EA and Anonymous Content and thank Michael Sugar for his tenacity in bringing us this exciting project.”
“Battlefield has a tremendous built-in, engaged fan base, making it a highly coveted piece of IP primed for long-form adaptation,” said Executive Producer Michael Sugar. “Together with EA and Paramount TV, we’ll develop the Battlefield TV series with the same commitment to robust storytelling that has made the game such a runaway success for nearly fifteen years.”
“Battlefield is one of the most loved properties among our players,” said Patrick Söderlund, EA’s Executive Vice President. “We are thrilled that Anonymous Content and Paramount TV will look to introduce fans to Battlefield through a new medium.”
The Battlefield franchise began in 2002 as Battlefield 1942. Over the years, the franchise has explored multiple eras of combat including the Vietnam War (Battlefield: Vietnam), modern-day conflicts (Battlefield 2, Battlefield 3, and Battlefield 4), and the far-future (Battlefield 2142). And this Fall’s Battlefield 1 will take the series back to World War I. We don’t know which of these eras will receive the adaptation treatment, but anthologies are all the rage on television these days…
The Game Critics Awards has handed out their annual “Best of E3” honors for this year’s show, and unsurprisingly, Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was named “Best of Show.” The massive open-air game also took home awards for “Best Console Game” and “Best Action/Adventure Game.”
Even though Battlefield 1 secured the most nominations, only one other game was able to collect more than a single award, and that was Civilization VI, which was named “Best PC Game” and “Best Strategy Game.” This year’s “Special Commendation for Graphics” went to Sony’s God of War reboot.
All told, 13 games (and the PlayStation VR headset, which won for “Best Hardware”) were honored this year by the Game Critics Awards. The full list of winners can be found after the break. (more…)
Battlefield 1 blows away the competition with five nominations from Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 2016
The Game Critics Awards has announced their annual Best of E3 nominations, and DICE’s Battlefield 1 has asserted its greatness with five nominations, including one for “Best of Show.” Battlefield 1’s other nominations include “Best Console Game,” “Best PC Game,” “Best Action Game,” and “Best Online Multiplayer.”
Five other games will compete with the historical shooter for top honors including Dishonored 2, Horizon: Zero Dawn, Sea of Thieves, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Titanfall 2. With four nominations apiece, Dishonored 2 and Horizon: Zero Dawn will surely provide some stiff competition for Battlefield 1.
The Game Critics Awards will announce the winners for Best of E3 2016 next Tuesday, July 5. A complete list of this year nominees can be found after the break. (more…)
EA and DICE unveiled another trailer for Battlefield 1 during their E3 Press Conference earlier today, and it looks like we’ll get the chance to pilot the largest player-controlled vehicles the franchise has ever seen this Fall.
Known as “Behemoths,” players will be able to turn the tide of battle by taking control of an Armored Train, Air Ship, or Battleship and “dominate the battlefield across land, air, and sea.” DICE will also introduce smarter destructible environments and dynamic weather in Battlefield 1:
For even more gameplay possibilities, carve a path through walls and buildings, take down your enemies in creative ways, and leave your mark on the terrain around you through Intuitive Destruction. Through your actions, the pristine world around you will change into a battle-scarred landscape, changing the world forever.
With Dynamic Weather you will need to adapt your tactics to weather changes as the elements play a part in the battle. Playing the same map on a bright day, in heavy fog, or rain will impact what you see and hear, forcing you to adapt your play style on an ever-changing battlefield.
A brand new multiplayer mode, “Operations,” will also make its debut in Battlefield 1. According to DICE, “Operations” is a “series of interconnected battles across multiple fronts,” and players will be able to “play a sequence of battles where your actions have consequences beyond a single match.”
Battlefield 1 will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on October 21. Also keep your eyes peeled for the game’s Open Beta, which will be held sometime this Summer.
Get Battlefield 1 before anybody else with the Early Enlister Edition or Amazon-exclusive Collector’s Edition
As is the norm nowadays, Electronic Arts will release Battlefield 1 in three different editions this October. However, two of those packages will be available to players three days before the standard edition. But we’ll get to them in a minute.
If you opt for the standard edition, it’ll set you back $59.99 and be available on October 21 for the PC, PS4, or Xbox One. Players who pre-order the standard edition will receive the Hellfighters Pack, which will include several in-game bonus items (Hellfighters Trench Shotgun, Hellfighters M1911, Hellfighters Bolo Knife, Hellfighters Insignia) inspired by the famed regiment.
Going up a tier, players who purchase the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition for the PC, PS4, or Xbox One will receive the game on October 18, three days before anybody else. You’ll have to pay $79.99 for this privilege, but you’ll also receive the Hellfighters Pack and two additional sets of in-game items. The Red Baron Pack will take to the skies with a Red Baron P08 Sidearm, a Red Baron Flyer Pin, and his famous Triplane. Meanwhile, the Lawrence of Arabia Pack will include T.E. Lawrence’s Black Stallion, as well as an SMLE Rifle, Jambiya Sidearm, and Emblem.
But to get everything, you’ll need to drop $219.99 on the Amazon-exclusive Collector’s Edition, which will include everything from the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition (including its October 18 release date) and a foot locker full of cool stuff:
Battlefield 1: Early Enlister Deluxe Edition
- Exclusive Steelbook
- Collector’s Edition Statue (14″ Tall)
- Exclusive Cloth Propaganda Poster
- Deck of Concept Art Playing Cards
- Messenger Pigeon Tube with Exclusive DLC Content
- Exclusive Patch
The Collector’s Edition will only be available for the PS4 and Xbox One, but you can get a closer look at it after the break. (more…)
While the Call of Duty franchise continues to push further and further into the future, EA and DICE are taking the Battlefield series back to the dawn of modern warfare. Battlefield 1 was announced in a blowout reveal yesterday and it’ll be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on October 21.
Battlefield 1 takes you across multiple and varied locations in a bid to fight your way through immersive battles. From tight urban fights in a besieged French city, to big open spaces in the Italian Alps and frantic combats in the deserts of Arabia, discover a world at war through an adventure-filled campaign.
Set against the backdrop of World War 1, witness the birth of modern warfare, as the Great War saw a furious arms race with new machines and weapons created to get the upper hand during the most technologically divergent war of all time. Feel the intensity and immersion as Battlefield 1 takes advantage of this modern arsenal to deliver the experience fans love, but with a fresh and modern twist.
Battlefield 1’s single-player campaign will follow the 369th Infantry Regiment, better known as the “Harlem Hellfighters,” the first entirely African-American regiment to fight overseas. A fictionalized version of the Hellfighters’s story was also recently recounted in a graphic novel by Max Brooks. The debut trailer embedded above hits on plenty of other well-known moments from the Great War including biplane dogfights, zeppelins, Lawrence of Arabia’s desert battles, and a certain German tank that should be very familiar to fans of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
On the multiplayer front, Battlefield 1 will offer 64-player battles within a “sandbox experience” of land, sea, and air options. Alongside traditional ground fighting, players will be able to pilot a fighter plane in “high-octane dogfights” or command a battleship and a deliver a ship-to-shore bombardment of bombs.
EA and DICE will offer a public beta for Battlefield 1 later this year and prospective players are encouraged to sign up for the Battlefield Insider to receive early access to the beta, along with in-game rewards and other exclusive content.
TitanFall 2 gets a Late 2016/Early 2017 release date; Battlefield 5, Mass Effect Andromeda still on track for 2016
Even though it has yet to be officially announced, EA is confident that TitanFall 2 will be released during the late 2016/early 2017 period. CEO Andrew Wilson delivered the good news during the company’s quarterly financial call yesterday, while also ticking off tentative release dates for Battlefield 5 (Fall 2016) and Mass Effect: Andromeda (late 2016/early 2017):
An all-new Battlefield game from DICE will arrive in time for the holidays, we’re excited to have a new TitanFall experience coming from our friends at Respawn and of course, Mass Effect: Andromeda from the team at BioWare will launch later in the fiscal year.
Wilson would go on to say that the next TitanFall is shaping up nicely, and that he can’t wait to talk about it “in the months ahead”:
Again, it’s a little early to start talking about the details of TitanFall in this juncture, and that wasn’t the purpose of raising it. What I would say, having seen the game, is it’s looking fantastic. Our relationship with Respawn is extremely strong; we have great faith in that entire team to build a spectacular game and are really looking forward to sharing more details in the months ahead.
While it’s possible we might learn more about all three of these titles this Spring, we’ll likely have to wait until this year’s E3 Expo. Though EA recently said they’re skipping this year’s E3 Expo and will instead hold their own event, EA Play 2016, in the days just before the convention.
Electronic Arts delivered their quarterly financial report today, and Chief Executive Officer Andrew Wilson had a bit to say about Battlefield 5.
Wilson, who never referred to the game as Battlfield 5, only “a new Battlefield experience,” stated once again that it would be released in Fall 2016. This same game was previously mentioned in EA’s October 2014 financial report, and while its possible that it’s not Battlefield 5, that seems unlikely. Especially since developers at DICE confirmed the existence of the game to The New York Times all the way back in 2013.
But speaking of financial figures, Electronic Arts had a pretty good quarter. Executives from the company confirmed that EA recorded $693 million in sales this past Spring, which was well above their expected revenue of $640 million.