After 2017, it’s safe to say EA had to come out swinging. Mass Effect: Andromeda was a disaster, and EA followed that up with the loot box controversies of Need for Speed and, of course, the Star Wars: Battlefront II. 2018 is about EA trying to win back trust.

So for the second year in a row, we trekked out to Hollywood and the historic Palladium Theater on a hot Saturday to attend EA’s press conference and see what the company has in store. Battlefield V, Anthem, and—finally—Madden on the PC!

Battlefield V multiplayer

The show kicked off with Battlefield V, which we already saw a bit of in May. I thought we’d be getting a look at the return of War Stories, the vignette-style campaign. Apparently that’s being shown at the Microsoft Xbox conference tomorrow though.

Instead, EA spent its time on multiplayer. First, it confirmed there will be a battle royale mode coming to Battlefield V, though they’re not showing it here. That jibes with the reporting GamesBeat did earlier this year, saying one was being prototyped but probably wouldn’t be ready for launch.

And we also got a brief look at the new and improved Grand Operations mode. Take a look:

And here’s an exclusive look at Grand Operations PC gameplay from Nvidia:

You’ll finally be able to dive through windows and move stationary guns around levels with vehicles in multiplayer modes, too.

Madden and FIFA on PC

Hey, big surprise! EA is making a new Fifa and a new Madden. And usually that would be where we’d stop caring, here at PCWorld—except EA is bringing Madden and FIFA to the PC this year. It’s been, as EA CEO Andrew Wilson said, over a decade since Madden was on PC so that’s huge news. II can’t wait to see some of that 4K sweat.





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