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EGX 2015: Star Wars Battlefront impressions

With limited time at EGX, first on my hit list was Star Wars Battlefront. Sure, there were other games on my list that I was more excited for, but the Star Wars fan in me was screaming to make this my first hit to see if the game could deliver on the Star Wars and Battlefront promises made by DICE.

Introducing our play session was a video deck of Admiral Akbar, and after a short briefing I was running across the surface on Hoth. It’s huge, open and rather intimidating. While there are pointers to objectives, you are left to your own devices, admittedly making me feel a little lost as to where I was going and what our objective was, which was to support an attack on a Rebel base with two AT-ATs in a 20 vs. 20 match.

Battlefront

To merely say that Battlefront looked stunning doesn’t nearly do the game justice enough. It was unbelievable. The draw distance, the textures, and the attention to detail – it was overwhelming – after I had finished playing, I wasn’t quite sure if I had just taken part in the new movie or played a video game. You really feel entwined into the Star Wars universe; you are a grunt struggling to fight for the Empire (or attempting to repel the invasion as the Rebels). The whole experience took me back to my childhood memories of the film and toys I grew up with.

The game played really well, and no it doesn’t play like a reskinned Battlefield! The game lasted for around 20 minutes, although it seemed to be over in the blink of an eye. I need more from the game to give a definite yay or nay, but with a beta about to kick off, I decided to hit up my next game… The Division.

 

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EGX London 2014 – Battlefield Hardline, Sunset Overdrive, Alien: Isolation and many more announced

battlefield hardline

Gamer Network (in partnership with Virgin Media) has revealed a small selection of the huge number of games that will available to play at EuroGamer London 2014 this September.

Battlefield Hardline, Sunset Overdrive and Alien: Isolation are just some of the games headlining this year’s show, with other titles already confirmed from the likes of 2K Games, Electronic Arts, Activision and SEGA, as well as the console platform holders Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, and VR powerhouse Oculus.

EGX London 2014 takes place at Earls Court, London, from Thursday 25th September to Sunday 28th September, and is expected to attract 80,000 gamers. For the first time in its history the event will occupy two full floors of Earl’s Court One, packing the space with hundreds of playable pre-release games, along with exclusive developer session presentations on the hour every day and a host of other attractions.

Other playable games include Evolve and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel from 2K Games and the aforementioned Destiny from Activision and Battlefield Hardline from Electronic Arts. SEGA’s Alien: Isolation, voted game of the show at this year’s EGX Rezzed, will also feature in a big way.

Ticket sales have been very strong with super passes, early-entry tickets and Saturday day passes already sold out. Remaining tickets can be purchased via the EGX London website: http://www.egxlondon.net/tickets

This year’s full line-up of playable games, developer sessions and other features will be announced over the next three months, but organisers can already confirm that the following games will be playable:

2K Games

  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
  • Evolve

Activision

  • Destiny

Electronic Arts

  • Battlefield Hardline

Gaijin Entertainment

  • War Thunder

Microsoft Studios

  • Fable Legends
  • Forza Horizon 2
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection
  • Project Spark
  • Sunset Overdrive

SEGA

  • Alien: Isolation

Square Enix

  • Nosgoth

Visitors to EGX London will also have the opportunity to experience Oculus Rift, the cutting-edge VR headset, on its own dedicated stand. It’s another chance for attendees to enjoy what many people consider to be the future of gaming.

Gamer Network is also pleased to confirm that SEGA will continue to sponsor the Leftfield Collection (formerly Indie Games Arcade), offering indie developers the opportunity to showcase innovative projects free of charge to thousands of gamers.

EGX London promises a great line-up of other features, including a ranking event for the Capcom Pro Tour taking place on Sunday, an extensive retro games stand and a packed schedule of developer sessions.
More details on all of this and more will be announced in the next three months.