Your Daily Slice #1: The biggest news from EA and Bethesda

In the inaugural episode of Your Daily Slice, Austin talks about EA and Bethesda. Tune in.

EA Play

Titanfall 2

⦁ Single player confirmed via new trailer
⦁ “Titanfall 2’s single-player is crafted to dive deeper into the Titanfall universe, exploring the unique bonds between Pilot and Titan, and taking full advantage of the movement and combat, to deliver a feeling a feeling of being unstoppable together,” EA’s Devin Bennett said.
⦁ Nimble titans with kung-fu, ground pounds, and swords
⦁ October 28, 2016 release
⦁ Five days early access on EA Access and Origin Access
⦁ Multiplayer
⦁ New abilities like teleportation, grav grenades, and sliding
⦁ Grappling hook
⦁ Frenetic
⦁ AI seems to be smart
⦁ More weapon options on your Titan
⦁ Energy weapons
⦁ 6 new titans
⦁ Deeper customization and personalization
⦁ Beta coming before launch. Sign up now.

Mass Effect: Andromeda

⦁ “How far will we go?”
⦁ “more freedom than we’ve ever given players in a Bioware game.”
⦁ More information in the Fall
⦁ BTS ViDoc
⦁ Your ship is called Tempest
⦁ Mako is back
⦁ Early 2017 launch window

EA Originals

⦁ EA is now funding and publishing smaller titles under this new brand, with the first title being Fe, a 3D platformer that integrates music into its gameplay. Additionaly, a deal has been reached with Coldwood for an Unravel sequel.

Star Wars

⦁ Visceral Games is working on a New Trilogy Star Wars game.
⦁ Amy Henning, Todd Stashwick, and Jade Raymond are some of the big names here
⦁ Coming in 2018
⦁ Motive Studios is working on the “next installment” of Battlefront
⦁ Coming in 2017
⦁ Criterion is working on some sort of Star Wars game, but we know they’re working with DICE on a VR game.
⦁ Star Wars: The Old Republic is getting even more expansions and additional content.
⦁ Stig Asmussen is working on a “a different Star Wars era” at Respawn Entertainment. No date has been set.
⦁ Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes will continue to be updated.
⦁ DICE is working on a PS VR Battlefront project, out this year.

Battlefield 1

⦁ Close-quarters combat
⦁ Dogfights
⦁ Zepplin crash
⦁ Axe combat
⦁ Artillery strikes
⦁ Horses chasing a train
⦁ More intuitve destruction
⦁ Unpredictable weather
⦁ You’ll be able to take control of airships and other giant vehicles
⦁ October 21, 2016
⦁ Five days early on EA Access and Origin Access
⦁ Beta later this year

Bethesda Games Showcase

⦁ Quake Champions
⦁ id Software is returning to the classic franchise and updating it as a competitive arena-based first person shooter designed for newcomers and veterans. It will be exclusive to the PC, feature unlocked framerates, has a range of warriors, and Bethesda will supporting tournaments and leagues.
⦁ Fallout 4
⦁ Contraptions Workshop is coming next week and adds track kits, sorting machines, conveyor belts and more.
⦁ Vault-Tec Workshop is coming and July and lets you build your own Vault.
⦁ Nuka-World is the final expansion for Fallout 4 and will be available in August. This expansion is set in an amusement park overrun by Raiders.
⦁ The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim — Special Edition
⦁ Available for PS4, Xbox One and PC on October 28, this remastered version of Skyrim updates the game we love and adds mods.
⦁ Doom
⦁ There are going to be two new multiplayer modes: a CTF mode called Exodus, a zone control mode called Sector, with FFA modes coming later in the year.
⦁ With Unto The Evil, Doom gets 3 new MP maps, a new demon, new armor, taunts and more.
⦁ SnapMap will be getting free updates that add new modules, props, and functionality.
⦁ The first level is playable on all platforms for the week.
⦁ Bethesda VR
⦁ Fallout 4 is coming to the HTC Vive next year. “Let’s not make a short version of Fallout 4–the promise is the whole game,” game director Todd Howard said.
⦁ Doom is getting a tech demo, a virtual tour of the game.
⦁ Prey
⦁ You play Morgan, a test subject in 2032, a resident of Earth and an unnamed space station of some sort. It’s a “reimagining of the IP”, according to the game’s director Raphael Colantino.
⦁ You can play as a male or female, and the game will be one large area, that you can revisit and explore later.
⦁ Dishonored II
⦁ 15 years after the original, Emily Kaldwin and Corvo Attano are on a mission to regain power after the throne is usurped from Emily.
⦁ Skill trees for powers
⦁ You can time travel…sort of.
⦁ There’s a $100 collector’s edition that includes a lot of physical goodies like Corvo’s mask and Emily’s ring.
⦁ If you preorder any version, digitally or physically, you get the Definitive Edition at no additional charge.

Everything else
⦁ Telltale Games revealed the first details on both Batman — The Telltale Series and The Walking Dead: Season Three.
Mafia III gives you a good look at why you’re after the mob.
⦁ If you’re stupid rich, Titanfall 2 has two collector’s edition. One that costs $160 and is exclusive to GameStop, and the other, which seems to be Amazon exclusive and is $250.

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