Publisher Electronic Arts have confirmed that they will not host their annual EA Play live event this year, citing things not “lining up” to all be showcased on one date. Instead, EA will schedule game reveals and updates throughout the year.
An EA spokesperson recently told IGN that they will not host their annual EA Play live event due to not being able to put together a show in time to highlight everything in one day. They’ve offered an alternative where they’ll gradually make announcements and reveals throughout the year.
The EA spokesperson’s full quote on the subject 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!”
Every year, EA has hosted their Play event around E3 where they unveiled new games coming from their vast line-up of developers.
That said, there are plenty of EA titles that are in development that need updates or still need to be announced following rumours and leaks. Respawn Entertainment is reportedly set to reveal Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 this year, while big-budget games like Dragon Age 4 and the next Mass Effect are still left without any major updates.
Instead of the usual EA Play event this year, we can at least look forward to updates and reveals from EA that will happen throughout 2022. It’s unclear if the publisher will place some of their major reveals at PlayStation or Xbox showcases instead, as this seems to be the most likely choice.