Watch the EA Gamescom 2015 press briefing here [Update: The full recap]

Electronic Arts has come to Gamescom 2015 with some major announcements in tow, including some for Star Wars Battlefront and Mirror's Edge Catalyst. The press briefing begins at 1AM PT/4AM ET, so watch along with us and stay with Shacknews afterwards for a full recap.


Update: The Electronic Arts press conference is over, but as promised, Shacknews has a full recap for anyone that may have been sleeping through the wee hours of the night. Here's what you missed.

Need for Speed goes into further detail about its campaign, including discussing more about the real-world racing icons that will inhabit the world.

Mirror's Edge Catalyst got its first gameplay footage, showing off footage of one of the game's early levels.

Star Wars: The Old Republic revealed a new trailer for the upcoming "Fallen Empire" expansion, while also expanding a subscription incentive for a special in-game companion.

The Sims 4 is getting a new expansion that will emphasize the Sims' social nature. Get ready to 'Get Together' in November.

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 is getting a new stage and a new hub world. Also, it's getting an unlikely crossover for those looking to pre-order in the form of a 'Grass Effect' mech.

Unravel has some new gameplay footage, showing off more of the game's environments.

Star Wars Battlefront will take to the skies with the new Fighter Squadron mode, which will introduce 20v20 dogfights aboard iconic Star Wars fighters.

FIFA 16 is getting a little more fantasy, thanks to a new mode called Fut Draft.

The full archived press conference is also embedded below, for anyone looking to catch the key moments.

Original story: Electronic Arts has made the trip to Germany for this year's Gamescom. There are some major announcements planned for this year's press briefing, with both Star Wars Battlefront and Mirror's Edge Catalyst announcements already confirmed. Of course, EA has a number of other games slated for the coming year, so look for some additional information on games like Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 and Need for Speed, among others.

The press briefing begins at 1AM PT/4AM ET. Catch the full stream below and be sure to stay with Shacknews after it's over for a full recap.

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    August 5, 2015 12:30 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Watch the EA Gamescom 2015 press briefing here

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      August 5, 2015 1:01 AM

      Alright, who's awake?

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        August 5, 2015 1:15 AM

        I am. Doing a maintenance window for a customer down in PA. Blah. How goes your morning?

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        August 5, 2015 1:37 AM

        Me, in body if not in mind.

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      August 5, 2015 1:20 AM

      What have they shown so far?

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        August 5, 2015 1:22 AM

        NFS/Mirrors Edge/Knight sof the old republic.

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          August 5, 2015 1:24 AM

          Cool, thanks. Is your new SW: Battlefront stuff gonna be in the show?

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            August 5, 2015 1:27 AM

            Yes it will :) very soon.

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              August 5, 2015 1:53 AM

              Footage was very exciting, can't wait to play it!

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                August 5, 2015 1:54 AM

                Only a little while longer :) I'm excited myself.

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      August 5, 2015 1:38 AM

      Oh hey, they found a presenter for Unravelled who doesn't get horrific stage fright.

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        August 5, 2015 1:39 AM

        It still looks gorgeous with some really nice physics puzzles.

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        August 5, 2015 1:44 AM

        I get horrendous stage fright. My heart bled for that guy.

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          August 5, 2015 2:44 AM

          Oh me too, I'm just being mean. I kinda wonder how they ended up picking him in the first place though, maybe he was fine in rehearsal without the huge audience there.

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            August 5, 2015 3:09 AM

            Well, I mean he had my sympathy, I don't get stage fright anymore - getting over stage fright is just a case of challenging yourself to keep trying it IMO. I froze up the first time I presented at a company meeting 10 years ago. Now I present to rooms full of people no problem.

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            August 5, 2015 3:17 AM

            Yeah, that's on EA for putting him on stage and throwing him to the fire like that.

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      August 5, 2015 4:17 AM

      ICYMI, because you were in bed like a normal person: The article has been updated with all relevant links.

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      August 5, 2015 5:58 AM

      20 vs 20 dog fights?! Hell yeah!!

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      August 5, 2015 11:45 AM

      I just retweeted a bunch of your stuff this morning. haha!

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