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Introducing Arcade Mode in the Star Wars Battlefront II Beta

Posted by on Sep 26, 2017

By now you’ve probably seen quite a bit of Star Wars Battlefront II’s exciting class-based multiplayer and heard about the recently-revealed Starfighter Assault mode. Both of those will be available in the upcoming Beta, but that’s not all that’ll be included. Beta will also be your first chance to experience the fast, adaptable new mode, Arcade.

Arcade is a new mode allowing you to take on AI enemies and hone your skills across a variety of scenarios. In the Beta, you’ll have two options: a 10-on-10 team battle with AI allies and enemies, and a Hero vs. many scenario where you’ll take control of Darth Maul and fight against legions of foes on Naboo.

The Beta will provide a small taste of Arcade on the Theed map, but the full version will have you test your wits and reflexes in all three eras of Star Wars. Teamed up with AI-controlled allies, you’ll arm yourself with your favorite assortment of weapons and abilities, carefully tailoring your loadout for the battle ahead. In the full release, you’ll be able to bring the Star Cards, weapons, and unlocked abilities from multiplayer with you into Arcade. Apply your favorite fine-tuned hero and class builds against AI opponents and test out new strategies before trying them online. On consoles, you’ll also be able to team up with a friend or battle against one another in split screen versus.

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First Hands-on: Star Wars Battlefront II Starfighter Assault

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017

Starfighter Assault is Criterion’s contribution to this November’s Star Wars Battlefront II, the multi-studio collaboration that is EA’s return to a galaxy far, far away.

The Guilford-based studio’s heritage is rich in racing franchises (Burnout, Need for Speed), and it is applying that discipline – a fine splice of arcade thrills, missile-like speed and perfect handling – to the saga in the form of starfighter-exclusive clashes.

Battlefront’s been here before obviously: the original’s Fighter Squadron stuck players to the skies above (and in the case of Cloud City, around) iconic locations. But Criterion’s looking beyond the clouds to the stars for its settings and Battlefront’s Walker Assault for its structure. 24 players, split into two teams, battling for victory across three evolving objectives and a host of side missions in one action-packed match.

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First Details on Star Wars Battlefront II’s Epic Starfighter Assault Mode Revealed

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017

Star Wars Battlefront II looks set to deliver on the big setpiece-heavy space battles fans have been crying out for in Starfighter Assault mode. Covering multiple conflicts spanning all three eras of the Star Wars mythos, the mode – created by acclaimed UK developer Criterion – sees two factions clash amongst the stars for victory across three multi-objective phases.

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An Exclusive Look at the Heavy Trooper from Star Wars Battlefront II

Posted by on Aug 03, 2017

When you deploy into a match of Star Wars Battlefront II this November, you’ll need to make an important choice: which of the four trooper classes will you venture as? There’s the nimble Assault, the tricky Specialist, the commanding Officer, and – of course – the powerful Heavy trooper.

Today, we’re really thrilled to reveal some new information on the Heavy with PlayStation Nation, including an exclusive first look at different versions of the Heavy you’ll be able to play as, depending on your era and faction.

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Iconic Football Legends Coming to FIFA 18 Ultimate Team on PS4

Posted by on Aug 01, 2017

It’s that time of year again… A long couple of months have passed since that match in Cardiff where Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo showed the world just why he’s the FIFA 18 Cover Star, but the football season is finally back with us. We’ve been spending the summer break tracking transfers and studying squads, planning our perfect eleven for when we boot up Ultimate Team for the first time when FIFA 18 drops on September 29th.

Oh, and we’ve also been hard at work adding a load of awesome new features to FUT 18 to make it the best and most enjoyable one yet.

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The Sims 4 is Coming to PS4! Out November 17

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017

Greetings Simmers! I’m thrilled to announce that The Sims 4 is finally coming to PlayStation 4 November 17th!

Over the last couple of years, we have heard from many of you about how much you want the game to come to console, and I have been right there with you. I love our PC game, but what I’ve really wanted is to plop down on my sofa, and play with my Sims at a larger than life size. And in just a few months, you can do just that right alongside me on PlayStation 4.

For those of you unfamiliar with The Sims, it is a game that gives players the imaginative power to create and control virtual people and play with moments of their lives. You can create and customize who you want; find your first love; land your dream job; build the perfect home; start a family; and more. The Sims offers you a sandbox for you to tell, observe, or influence life’s little dramas, while offering one of the most sophisticated character creation tools in the market.

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Turn Scrap Heaps into Supercars in Need for Speed Payback

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017

Hey PlayStation fans! Once again, it’s great to be back here on the blog to talk to you about Need for Speed Payback.

We all know that there are few things better than creating your own one of a kind car, but what if you could take it that one step further? In Need for Speed Payback we’re adding a new type of car, something we’re calling Derelicts.

Derelicts are cars that you build up, from nothing but scrap, to stock and ultimately, into a supercar. Upgrade your Derelict all the way to Tier 3 and you’ll be able to turn it into a Super Build. Allowing you to unlock more extreme visual customization, turning what was once a piece of scrap into an absolute beast.

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Titanfall 2: Operation Frontier Shield Launches Tomorrow

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017

Hello PlayStation Nation!

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 268 days since the release of Titanfall 2. We’ve been very busy since then, and it’s gone by quick! Prior to the release of Titanfall 2, we said we were committed to supporting the game post-launch with free DLC drops and more. Since launch, we’ve released lots of great content that have not only improved the game, but also kept a thriving, dedicated community playing.

Last week, we announced our next free DLC update, Operation Frontier Shield. Our biggest (and 7th!) free DLC update, this one is packed with content and sees the return of a fan-favorite mode from the original Titanfall, Frontier Defense. Built for 4-player co-op, you and your team must protect a Harvester from waves of coordinated enemies hellbent on taking it down. Operation Frontier Shield also introduces two new maps, Rise and Live Fire: Township, and more. Squad up and get ready for Operation Frontier Shield when it drops on July 25.

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