GamesCon 2011 EA Updates

The Electronic Arts press conference this morning at GamesCom 2011 brought some exciting news in the world of gaming. Many were anxiously awaiting this press conference from Cologne, Germany to see what was new and when to expect it.
Here is a blow-by-blow of the news conference highlights:

First, they announced a brand new FIFA Street title for the sports gamers that is expected early in 2012.

Next up they announced Need for Speed, The Run. This sounds like a fun title for racing fans that also like a bit of danger. The demo showed an avalanche falling on the road as the racers tried escaping.

Next, BioWare takes the stage to drop a huge bomb. Warhammer Online: Wrath of Heroes will be released in the fall, and players can sign up for the beta testing now by going to their website. The game is head to head, but this is not the big news. The big news is that the game will be free-to-play.

Finally, the Star Wars: The Old Republic section of the press conference comes on. The demo is in German, but it is clear that the game is going to be epic in scope. It shows storyline (in German) as well as a version of raids. The game is going to be large but no huge announcements here. Most of this was already known so it was a little disappointing.

In March of 2012, we will see the release of Mass Effect 3. This hot game shows an all-out galactic war that will keep fans of the genre happy for some time to come.

Finally, Battlefield 3 will be the hottest war game around and will be exploding on the scene in the coming months.