Mirror’s Edge 2 Set for Early 2016 Release!

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Fans of EA’s Mirror’s Edge were teased by the franchise’s return at E3 2013 and have been patiently waiting for something resembling news of a release date. Well, earnings reports from EA for 2015 list the much awaited sequel as a launch title for the fourth quarter of their fiscal year.

eaNow, Q4 for EA starts on the first of January and ends on March 31. So at this moment, everyone should expect a release somewhere in there. It doesn’t hurt that the studio DICE is overseeing the project and speaks about the game claiming it’s visually “elegant” and “minimalistic”. It’s great to hear because these are all properties that served the first game so well. Expect some new looks at the sequel when EA comes to E3 2015 starting on June 16 2015.


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Xbox One Gets Star Wars: Battlefront First

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Apparently Aaron Greenberg (who leads Microsoft’s games marketing division) is not shy about giving news to loyal fans because he revealed to a fan that the first person shooter would come out on Xbox One via the EA Access pass before coming to Playstation 4 and PC.

This isn’t a surprise as the agreement between Microsoft and EA for EA Access allows them to release its most popular titles early to subscribers. The deal was offered to Sony as well, but they declined the offer (I wonder why).

The rewards of the membership are very intriguing. FIFA 15 for example, was available to subscribers to try a week in advance for several hours. While that doesn’t seem like a long time, players were able to keep any saved data and transport it over to the official title should they choose to actually purchase it. They could possibly do the same for Battlefront. Those who pay the 5 dollar monthly subscription also gain access to a collection of free games like Battlefield 4 and Need for Speed Rivals and have unlimited access to these titles for however long they decide to keep their membership.

Despite LucasArts Entertainment being acquired by Disney back in 2012, work for the game began in 2013 to the delight of many fans who thought the game would never see the light of day. Regarding the release date, there is nothing of note. It isn’t a lot, but the first trailer is only three days away and when it drops you’ll be able to see it here.


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Rest In Peace Maxis Studios

Electronic Arts has shut down its developer studio, Maxis. Founded by Will Wright and Jeff Braun, the company has been responsible for creating the Simcity and Sims series for 29 years.

Maxis 1987-2015

Maxis 1987-2015

We wish the Maxis team a farewell and good luck in the future.


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