In another blow to an already uncertain summer event season, IGN can reveal that EA will not be hosting its traditional EA Play event this year. Instead, the publishing giant will reveal more about its projects “when the time is right for each one.”
An EA rep shared the following statement with IGN:
We love EA Play Live because that’s how we connect with players and share what’s new with you all. However, this year things don’t arrange to show you everything on one day. We have exciting things going on at our world-class studios, and this year we’ll reveal more about them when the time is right for each one. We look forward to spending time with you throughout the year!
EA traditionally holds a press conference or broadcast in tandem with the E3 event in June. Starting in 2016, EA turned the press conference into a live event called EA Play, where fans could try out the publisher’s upcoming series of games. Last year, the COVID-19 pandemic forced EA to switch to a streaming format.
While live events are starting to resume, the summer schedule remains uncertain due to E3 2022 cancellation of the live event. Geoff Keighley’s Summer Games Fest is one of the shows confirmed to be returning this year.
EA’s upcoming blocker includes the casual sports lineup and the all-new Dead Space remake, which is aiming for an early 2023 release date. Respawn is also developing a variety of new Star Wars games. You can find our full list of the biggest games coming in 2022 right here.
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