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EA Motive Developing Brand New Action Aame, Promising Innovative Ideas

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EA has been synonymous with sporting games for, what seems like, an eternity, but the developer is hoping to make an innovative mark in the action gaming realm.

EA’s CFO Blake Jorgensen spoke about some of the brand new initiatives that they are working on, at UBS Global Technology Conference.

With Portal designer Kim Swift joined EA Motive back in January and with rumors swirling that they are working on a untitled Star Wars game with the now-defunct Visceral Games, there is a lot going on in the world of EA.

“Less and less of our business is dependent on brand new titles. But we’ve been able to bring out some great new titles that have turned into franchises, like the Star Wars activity, like Battlefront, for example, that layer in more franchises over time,” says Jorgensen (h/t Gamesindustry.biz).

“We’re trying to do that with BioWare’s Anthem game—I was up in Edmonton with the team a few weeks ago, looking at the game and playing it. It’s looking very exciting, the team’s done an amazing job and we’re really excited about that for next year.

“We have a team in Montreal that is building a brand new action franchise, probably for our Fiscal [Year] 2021 that also looks fantastic and very exciting. A new game, with a lot of new interesting gameplay that I don’t think anyone’s ever seen before.”

Jorgensen also pointed to FIFA and Madden’s respective Ultimate Team features for creating scope for “uncapped monetisation”.

“If you have a live service component to [games on EA Access and Origins Access], you can have a subscription that’s uncapped,” he said. “Give people a way to spend money on things they want to do and that they enjoy doing [versus] simply capping them at $9 or $10 per month and that’s all they can ever spend.

“We find people play twice as many games, they spend twice as long on them, and they spend twice as much money, because you’ve reduced the cost of trial to close to zero.”

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Football Manager 2023 Arrives in November

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SEGA has announced that Football Manager 2023 will be making it’s official arrival on October 8th, across Playstation 5, Apple Arcade, Nintendo Switch, and on day one through Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass.

Additionally, Football Manager 2023 Mobile for iOS and Android will also arrive on November 8th.

“FM23 marks another significant step forward for the Football Manager series as we debut on two new platforms,” said Miles Jacobson, Sports Interactive’s studio director. “Fans have been calling for us to produce a PlayStation title for a number of years, so I’m excited for those players to now get the chance to experience the closest thing to being a real football manager.”

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Nintendo Gives Extended Look into Harvestella

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Nintendo has provided a detailed look at Square Enix’s upcoming farming-sin action game Harvbestella, which was on full display during the latest Nintendo: Treehouse Live, and it will come with plenty of Stardew Valley and even Final Fantasy vibes.

“Get ready for the Splatfest World Premiere demo with two Splatoon 3 segments — a deep-dive into the all-new Splatoon 3 single-player mode, and an overview of stages and strategies for the upcoming Splatfest World Premiere demo — and a third segment featuring the world premiere of live gameplay for Harvestella from Square-Enix.”

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Olija Arrives January 2021

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Devolver Digital and developer Skeleton Crew Studio officially announced that their game ‘Olija’ will officially arrive on Playstation, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC (via Steam) on January 28th, 2021.

According to the official synopsis: “Olija is a game about Faraday’s quest, a man shipwrecked then trapped in the mysterious country of Terraphage. Armed with a legendary harpoon, he and other castaways try to leave this hostile country to return to their homelands.

Through adventurous exploration, narration and razor sharp combat, the player will discover a strange world and its inhabitants, including Olija, an enigmatic lady that Faraday finds himself bound to over time. Inspired by swashbuckling tales and cinematic adventure games, Olija is a story about facing the unknown in adversity.”

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