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EA Play Live To Be Held In June As Digital-Only Event



EA Play Live To Be Held In June As Digital-Only Event

While numerous gaming events have been cancelled this year, EA has today announced that its EA Play Live event will still be held next month but as a digital-only event.

EA (Electronic Arts) announced the news in a Tweet today (May 4th), revealing that the event will take place on June 11th and begin at midnight UK time. According to the tweet, the event will include “world premiers, news, and more”.

The event first kicked off in 2016 as an addition to E3 and the two events ran consecutively to allow EA to spread out its calendar and physical event space. Since E3 2020 was cancelled, many questioned whether EA Play Live was still going to go ahead.

Although EA hasn’t announced a schedule or guests, it’s thought that the event will be made up of various interviews, trailers, and gameplay videos via a livestream. We can expect to learn more about EA’s upcoming games such as the Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and new Sims expansions.

We’ll also likely see announcements of new video games. Rumours suggest some new games could be a remake of Knights Of The Old Republic, a new FIFA game, the next Sims instalment which may be online-only. However, these rumours have not been confirmed and should only be taken with a grain of salt.

The Summer Game Fest

News of EA’s event coincides with Geoff Keighley’s announcement of his Summer Game Fest, a four-month complication of digital events that promise “breaking news, in-game events, and free playable content”.

The event, which takes place between May and August, has been organised by Keighley himself after dropping out of E3 2020 shortly before its official cancellation. The entire event will be streamed and will involve various publishers and big names from the gaming industry.

Some of the names already confirmed for the event include Microsoft, Activision, Square Enix, Steam, Warner Bros., Bethesda, 2K, CD Projekt Red, Sony, EA, Bandai Namco, Riot, and Blizzard. Microsoft is set to kick off the event with an Xbox Series X game reveal which is set to take place this Thursday.

Meanwhile, the Steam Game Festival: Summer Edition is expected to be a part of the event and will run between June 9th and 14th during which Steam will reportedly offer demos and game trials. At the time of writing, no other events as part of the Summer Game Fest have been announced but a schedule for the Summer Game Fest will reportedly drop later this week.

In a statement, Geoff Keighley said of the event: “In these uncertain and challenging times, it’s important than ever that video games serve as a common and virtual connection point between us all. SGF is an organising principle that promises fans a whole season of video game news and other surprises from the comfort of home.”

The Summer Game Fest has already kicked off and you can expect a slew of gaming news and videos over the coming months. We can’t wait to see what’s coming.

Image Credit: EA Twitter

Fabio writes news and entertainment articles. Ranging from basic news to articles on film, television, gaming, and technology.


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