Ever since 2016, Electronic Arts has offered special live events where they could showcase their upcoming games outside of events such as E3. This year, however, there will be no EA Play live event.
A spokesperson for EA said as much in an interview with IGN. The spokesman said, “We love EA Play Live as it’s our way of connecting with our players and sharing what’s new with all of you. However, this year things aren’t lining up to show you everything on one date. We have exciting things happening at our world-class studios and this year we’ll reveal much more about these projects when the time is right for each of them. We look forward to spending time with you throughout the year.”
For EA fans, this doesn’t necessarily spell out bad news. Last year, EA had four different livestreams leading up to the big event, and the different streams focused on different areas, including Battlefront 2042, Apex Legends, and EA Sports. Taken at face value, the spokesman seems to indicate that they simply aren’t ready to show us a bunch of big news all at once. Players are likely willing to wait for more polished presentations just as we are willing to wait for more polished games.
There should be no shortage of cool livestream game announcements this year, including ones from E3 which is, once again, digital-only this year. And when EA is ready to drop some news on us, we’re sure it will be worth the wait.
What are you hoping to hear EA announce? Let us know in the comments!