Today’s gaming news includes an open beta for For Honor, Titanfall 2 sales were lacking a new franchise from Bioware and more. Let’s get right into this.
The multiplayer action game from Ubisoft, For Honor has a beta coming and it will be open for everyone. The open beta will be held right before the game’s launch in February 9th and it’ll feature four modes, elimination, dominion, brawl and dual. There are a total of nine heroes in the beta as well. The full game contains twelve heroes and five modes so you actually get a sizable amount of content just from the beta. A closed beta for the game did run between January 26th through the 29th and a full product will release on ps4, Xbox one and pc on February 14th.
It’s no gigantic hidden secret that Titanfall 2 sales weren’t what EA was hoping for. The game itself across the board was reviewed exceptionally well but from a commercial standpoint it was definitely lacking. EA CFO Blake Jorgensen said, the game sold fewer copies than the company had anticipated. He did not however share a specific amount of units sold. CEO Andrew Wilson added that EA has a great relationship with developers Respwan. He said “So the way where you think about Titanfall is that we have what is one of the best games of the year and certainly one of the best games of this generation of consoles, and what is the years largest category. And we’ve got a development people have an unbelievable pedigree and a commitment to continue to support the community. And we expect to continue to grow that community through the coming fiscal year.” Wasn’t went on to say that EA is committed to the franchise and there are more plans for Titanfall 2 content this year, a Titanfall 3 remains to be seen if that will happen, hopefully it does because number two was so good.
Bioware has been one of the top developers for the last 20 years and they are launching a new action franchise by April 2018th. Andrew Wilson spoke on this project saying “ At the end of the fiscal year, our Bioware studio will be delivering an all new IP, a clean-sheet design with new concepts, new gameplay mechanics, and new story set in a unique universe”. This game has potential to fundamentally disrupt the way people think about an action title bringing friends together to play in an exhilarating new way. Bioware’s Aaryn Flynn added to this by saying “There’s much more to say in the coming months, but for now, I wanted to offer additional background. In 2012, we begin crafting a new universe full of new character’s story and gameplay. Our ambition is simple, drop on 20 plus years of development knowledge and lessons to create something fun and new for you to enjoy with your friends. There’s nothing quite as exciting as building a new IP from scratch and it will be even more throwing for us to share with you in the future”. The new IP is set to come by the end of this fiscal year which ends on march 31st, we’ll probably be seeing more of this action title at E3.
Finally, also during the EA earning’s call, some new info was revealed on Star Wars Battlefront 2. Andrew Wilson confirm that the game will be releasing this holiday. He said, the game is bigger than the first with more locations, more heroes, a single player campaign, which had already pretty much been alluded too but not officially confront. He also said the game will feature content from multiple Star Wars Air specifically The Force Awakens and Rogue One as films that expanded the series. But he didn’t directly confirm Battlefront 2 which featured characters of locations from them. The first Battlefront game while many were disappointed by it, was a gigantic success and shift 40 million copies. The main great gamers had with it was the lacking content, there was no single player campaign and the multiplayer wasn’t all that deep, the sequel hopefully will build upon the first game. We’ll find out this holiday. Enjoy an amazing For Honor video game and the latest mobile game like the warfriends. Check out the best of the battle using this link warfriendcheats.com