It appears that EA will not be holding their E3-like annual event this year, as revealed in a statement by the publisher to IGN. The statement reads:
“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!”
EA Play Live typically shares details on upcoming projects from the publisher and their studios along with updates on their live service games such as Apex Legends. The event usually took place around the same time as E3 and was turned into an online-only event last year.
EA Play Live Will Not Be Taking Place This Summer
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— Electronic Arts (@EA) March 14, 2022
Amid rumours of E3 being cancelled, it now appears that perhaps it might not have been cancelled at all. Instead, the event will be taking place again as an online-only event. Other major summer events include Geoff Keighley’s Summer Games Fest, which has quickly gained a reputation as a solid summer games show alongside E3.
EA has plenty of solid projects in the pipeline, most prominently, the Dead Space Remake. Along with it, Respawn Entertainment is working on multiple projects, including a game in the Star Wars Jedi franchise. While Respawn’s projects might not be ready for a showcase just about now, there is still a chance of them appearing in future EA events this year.
Perhaps EA is gearing up for another showcase scheduled for later down the line, probably featuring more of their annual franchises such as FIFA as well as Madden.