New Star Wars: Battlefront, Need for Speed Revealed for EA Play 2017

At least this year's event will end right before E3.

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EA Play, Electronic Arts middle-finger to E3, has announced that it will be bringing the next installments of popular franchises to this year's event, particularly a new Star Wars Battlefront and Need for Speed.

Tickets for the three-day event, scheduled for June 10-12 in Hollywood, will go on sale on April 20 at noon ET / 9 a.m. PT. EA will be providing more information on how the ticketing process works as it gets closer to that date. If it holds true to last year's format, fans who can't attend will still be able to attend online by purchasing tickets that will grant them behind-the-scenes access and livestreams of all the new games.

Other titles that will be there will be the usual assortment of sports properties, including FIFA 18, Madden 18 and NBA Live 18. Other games are expected to be there, but EA is likely drawing out the announcement to entice more people to attend as the launch of ticket sales and the event itself draws closer. Maybe it will announce that the fix for Mass Effect: Andromeda's animations will be there as well.

EA has seen fit to finish EA Play 2017 before the official start of E3, although it will overlap with several of the planned press conferences, including Microsoft and Bethesda. EA will likely stagger its press conference to not step on any toes officially. Last year, EA Play's last day was still going as E3 opened the show floor. E3 runs June 13-15 this year at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and for the first time will be allowing the public to attend

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    March 23, 2017 11:40 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, New Star Wars: Battlefront, Need for Speed Revealed for EA Play 2017

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      March 23, 2017 12:26 PM

      I really hope the next Need for Speed will be like Need for Speed Rivals.

      All they need do is make sure its 60 FPS this time and just juice it up.

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        March 23, 2017 12:38 PM

        agreed, i want the car customization of the recent nfs, and the gameplay/environment of rivals

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          March 23, 2017 12:52 PM

          Exactly!!, I totally forgot that, YES ^^^

          Customization was really the only major beef minus the 60 FPS issue with Need for Speed Rivals.

          If they add and fix that then it would of been perfect in my books.

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        March 23, 2017 12:40 PM

        Was rivals the first next Gen one that had instanced gameplay?

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          March 23, 2017 12:54 PM

          No man it was 100% open world, I played it in SP only.

          I may have had instanced MP though, I don't remember.

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      March 23, 2017 12:52 PM

      nice ive been waiting for a star wars themed need for speed title

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        March 23, 2017 1:14 PM

        This gave me a chuckle, thank you sir.

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        March 23, 2017 2:12 PM

        I want a Need for Speed themed Star Wars Battlefront

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        March 23, 2017 2:25 PM

        Now THIS is podracing!

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        March 23, 2017 3:36 PM

        Before Anakin went on to be Vader, live out his career as a struggling pod Racer and manage his relationships! Also featuring Apple and Android App management when you're not playing!

        Pod Racing Manager wouldn't be a terrible idea actually. Even Han Solo went into the racing circuits after ROTJ based on existing Canon.

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        March 24, 2017 5:33 AM

        Tatooine Drift

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        March 24, 2017 5:40 AM

        That podracing game from 99 was fucking awesome though.