We've managed to set up here in Los Angeles the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo. Although pictures of the construction phase of the show are generally prohibited, we've got some images of the Electronic Arts area being set up below. A variety of Origin and Wing Commander related personnel will be in attendance at the expo, and we'll remind them how many enthusiastic Wing Commander fans exist whenever we get the chance.
Additional pictures can be found in our E3 2004 article here.
Rounding out our EA news for the day is the information from the Microsoft Pre-E3 press conference. At the event representatives confirmed that numerous Electronic Arts titles would be taking the XBox Live plunge this year.
The first game to include Xbox Live capability will be NCAA® Football 2005, scheduled for release in July. Madden NFL 2005, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® 2005, NASCAR® 2005: Chase For The Cup, NBA LIVE 2005, NHL® 2005, and NCAA® March Madness™ 2005 will follow. EA GAMES titles on Xbox Live include GoldenEye: Rogue Agent™, Need for Speed™ Underground 2, Battlefield: Modern Combat™, Burnout™ 3 and TimeSplitters Future Perfect™.
You can find more information on the announcement here. Sources indicate that at least fifteen EA games will be supported by Live by the end of the year.
“Microsoft has always been one of our best business partners,” said EA Chairman and CEO Larry Probst. “This agreement took time because we needed to get it right. This agreement enlists EA to further expand the Xbox Live community and allows us to build a business around premium content. The agreement is good for Microsoft, good for EA and most of all, good for the players.”