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GC11; Watch EA presentation live [Updated]

Submitted by on Tuesday, 16 August 2011One Comment

ea logo GC11; Watch EA presentation live [Updated]EA’s Gamescom 2011 presentation is set to be one of the highlights of this year’s event, and you can watch the action unfold live on the EA website.

Follow the link below:

http://live-event.ea.com/gamescom/

The event will begin shortly and will last for approximately an hour. A full replay will be placed in this post once it’s available.

SSX, Battlefield 3, FIFA 12 and more will be on show, so don’t miss out – and don’t forget to leave your thoughts¬†on the conference in our comments section below.

Highlights

  • EA announce a new FIFA Street game, developed by EA Vancouver. The team is looking for realism and to faithfully replicate the different styles seen in various regions from around the world. It will have double the number of skill moves of FIFA 12, and it will use EA Sports Football Club.
  • A better showing for Need for Speed: The Run after its disappointing E3 debut. QTE running sections are curiously absent, with the full focus instead on driving – which it does pretty well.¬†(see the ‘but’ below).
  • Mass Effect 3 Squad Leader trailer looked fantastic, really showing off the improved combat gameplay mechanics.
  • Two online game modes for SSX on show – Explore and Global Events. The latter has on-going live tournaments that can last for either moments or days – no lobbies, just dip in out when you like. Explore does just as it says; you can explore all the mountains at your leisure.
  • Ken Rolston’s spell-binding presentation for Kingdoms of Amalur: The Reckoning.
  • FIFA 12 – online friendlies and head-to-head seasons announced. FIFA Ultimate Team will launch on-disc, and those who played it last year will get a head start by visiting¬†easportsfootball.com on 20 September.
  • Co-op mode announced for Battlefield 3. Live demo shown on PS3 – visuals look very good.
Lowlights
  • Question marks still remain over Need for Speed: The Run. Avalanches and destruction combined with boosts – all good, but can it better Motorstorm: Apocalypse?
  • We’re loving the improved combat in Mass Effect 3, but we’d like to see more details on the RPG and exploration side of the game. Those got us hooked to the Mass Effect universe in the first place, and we’d like to see how BioWare is looking to make those components even better.
  • Can we wait until March for Mass Effect 3?
  • Ken Rolston didn’t wear a wizard’s cloak.
  • It looks as though a lot of effort has went into making FIFA Street 4, but the FIFA Street games have always been a hard sell. Will you buy a street football sim?
Updated: August 17, 2011

A video of the EA press conference has been added to the top of the page.