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EA expects to sell at least 9-10M copies of Star Wars: Battlefront

Michael Hatamoto | May 6, 2015 5:35 AM CDT

Electronic Arts expects to sell a minimum of 9-10 million copies of Star Wars: Battlefront during its first fiscal year once it's released on November 17, according to EA CFO Blake Jorgensen. The game will launch for the Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One, and PC - and will ship right out of the gate with 12 multiplayer maps.

Star Wars: Battlefront is a major title launch that will be just in time for the holidays, and there is little room for error. The company says it has learned from its mistakes related to a rocky launch of Battlefield 4, and doesn't believe those issues will be repeated this time around.

"We learned a lot coming out of Battlefield 4," Jorgensen said during a quarterly investor call. "We've launched a lot of large-scale titles on our infrastructure [since BF4], like Dragon Age: Inquisition and Battlefield Hardline... we've been making significant investments into core infrastructure in security and stability."

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Garena aquires Heroes of Newerth from S2 Games as Frostburn Studios

Chris Smith | May 6, 2015 2:13 AM CDT

As seen in a recent press release, Garena has developed a subsidiary called Frostburn Studios and taken over the management and game development of Heroes of Newerth (HoN) from S2 Games.

This move aligns with the fifth anniversary of HoN as this online multiplayer game still sees a large popularity within many eastern countries.

Known as one of the biggest 'MOBA' style games before the birth of League of Legends and Dota2, HoN has seen a small decline in recent years marked around the time of their 2013 'HoN Tour' finals. It has remained quite popular in Asia however with Garena picking up the game and naming the popular community figure Brad Bower as their head.

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'Star Wars' characters join Disney Infinity 3.0

Ben Gourlay | May 5, 2015 10:39 PM CDT

Parents of school-aged children might very well be aware of the increasingly popular 'Disney Infinity' gaming franchise, which merges collectible figurines with a gaming environment - but the latest version might even interest a few parents! Disney have announced the third iteration of the series will include characters from the 'Star Wars' franchise, along with 'Avengers: Age of Ultron', the upcoming Pixar animation 'Inside Out' and 'Tron Legacy'.

Accompanying the release will be collectible figures, including Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, Darth Maul, Darth Vader, Han Solo and Chewbacca, which will be backwards compatible with previous versions of the series.

Disney Infinity 3.0 will hit stores in the fourth quarter, ahead of the December release of the latest 'Star Wars' film, 'The Force Awakens'.

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Killing Floor 2 developer says Sony is 'far easier to work with'

Anthony Garreffa | May 5, 2015 10:10 PM CDT

PC gamers are being prepared for Killing Floor 2 with its minimum and recommended requirements for your PC, where you'll need a dual-core processor from Intel or AMD to play.

On top of that, VGA requirements aren't too bad with Tripwire requiring an NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 or AMD Radeon HD 4350, 3GB of RAM and a 64-bit version of Windows 7 or higher to play Killing Floor 2. They do recommend an Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 or AMD Phenom II 450 processor, an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 or AMD Radeon HD 6950, 4GB of RAM and a 64-bit version of Windows 7 or higher.

As for the PlayStation 4 version of Killing Floor, the team are targeting 1080p 60FPS, with the studio explaining that they already have it running at 1080p 60FPS on the PC on a wide variety of hardware. Alan Wilson, VP of Tripwire Interactive, said: "Its a TARGET. Will we achieve it? Don't know - but we've already got the game running on a pretty broad spectrum of hardware on the PC".

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Titanfall 2 launching sometime between April 2016 and March 2017

Anthony Garreffa | May 5, 2015 8:17 PM CDT

The sequel to Titanfall is coming, thanks to EA's latest earnings call revealing some information on Titanfall 2. EA said that Titanfall 2 wouldn't be coming until at least 2H 2016, or closer to 2017.

Blake Jorgensen, EA's Chief Financial Officer, said in a response to a question about Titanfall 2: "You should assume that's not in fiscal '16; it's more likely in fiscal '17". With EA's fiscal 2017 running from April 1, 2016 to March 31, 2017. Respawn Entertainment, the studio behind Titanfall 2, has said that the sequel to the mech-based first-person shooter would be "multiplatform" teasing that it would arrive on the PS4.

The original Titanfall was released onto the Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC, but never made it to Sony's consoles. Titanfall 2, when it's released, should reach the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

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DICE and EA tease Mirror's Edge 2 for early 2016

Anthony Garreffa | May 5, 2015 7:21 PM CDT

EA and DICE have been teasing a sequel to Mirror's Edge since mid-2013, but fast forward to now and we finally get a release window of early 2016 for the parkour-style title.

Electronic Arts has said that Mirror's Edge 2 will be out in Q1 2016, with EA saying that Mirror's Edge 2 "reboots the franchise for the next generation". Last year, Senior Producer on Mirror's Edge 2, Sara Jansson, said: "I wanted to let you know that the game is progressing nicely and I think you're going to love it. I know many of you probably wish we would show more of the game, but we're still pretty early in development and our passionate core Mirror's Edge team is working full on to make the best game possible".

Mirror's Edge 2 launches for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC in early-2016.

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NVIDIA offers GTX 900 series "Two Times the Adventure" game bundle

Chris Smith | May 5, 2015 5:28 PM CDT

In a bid to increase sales and show off some features, NVIDIA is offering The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and Batman: Arkham Knight as a bundle with their GeForce GTX 970 and 980 model cards from participating retailers. If you're looking into the GTX 960 or a notebook containing the GTX 980M or 970M you'll receive a code for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt only.

The codes for these games can be activated through Steam and are counted as pre-orders, meaning you can download and install the game before the official launch date.

These titles have been chosen due to them allowing NVIDIA's GameWorks technology, enabling new features such as HairWorks in The Witcher 3, PhysX-accellerated cloth effects and destruction plus HBAO+ in both available games.

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Report: Mobile gaming to surpass rivals, becoming $45B market by 2018

Michael Hatamoto | May 5, 2015 8:30 AM CDT

Mobile gaming is an absolutely huge business, as smartphones and tablets continue to reach new phone owners across the world. Game software revenue is expected to generate $88 billion revenue in 2015, and surpass $110 billion in 2018, according to the Digi-Capital intelligence firm.

The mobile market is expected to draw more interest than console games, but Steam PC titles and free-to-play game titles weren't included in the research.

"Where mobile games will take $3 of every $10 spent by gamers on software in 2015, that figure will go up to $4 out of every $10 by 2018," said Tim Merel, founder and managing director of Digi-Capital, in a report. "Mobile games revenue will grow from $29 billion in 2015 to $45 billion by 2018 at 15 percent annual growth."

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Sega won't have E3 booth, focusing more on restructuring instead

Michael Hatamoto | May 5, 2015 2:50 AM CDT

Sega won't have a large presence at the E3 gaming conference in Los Angeles next month, choosing not to have a booth.

Earlier in the year, Sega announced it was going to restructure, which includes moving its San Francisco office down to southern California - and any Sega games at the show will be hosted by its industry partners.

"Over the next months, Sega of America will be focusing on the restructure and relocation to southern California, and we have decided to not attend E3 with our own booth this year," a Sega spokesman told Game Informer.

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The last details on Project Cars released ahead of its launch on May 7

Anthony Garreffa | May 4, 2015 9:29 PM CDT

After years of development and heartbreaking delays lately, Project Cars is set for release on May 7. Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco have released the launch trailer for Project Cars, which you can watch below.

At the same time, they have come out with many more details on the game, with Project Cars having the "largest track roster of any racing game with 110+ unique locations". Not only that, but there's dynamic weather, dynamic time of day, "world-class graphics running at 60FPS with up to 45 drivers on-screen" and "next-gen physics running at 600FPS and deep telemetry & tuning features".

With support for over 30 steering wheels, the Oculus Rift and even Project Morpheus for the PS4, Project Cars is one of the most technologically equipped games of the last decade.

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