EA Play Live Is Skipping 2022
EA Play Live, EA’s annual showcase to showcase new games as well as updates to existing games like Apex Legends, will not be happening this year.
“We love EA Play Live as it’s our way of communicating with our players and sharing the latest with all of you,” EA said in a statement posted on IGN. “However, this year, things don’t add up to show you everything on one date. Exciting things are happening in our world-class studios, and we’ll be revealing a lot more about these projects this year when the time comes for each one. We look forward to seeing you all year long!”
It’s another blow to the usual summer season filled with in-game news and announcements, at a time when face-to-face meetings and events are finally making a comeback. E3 will not be returning in person this year, and plans for an online version of the event are still unclear. Summer Games Fest by Jeff Keighley will return this summer. Gamescom will also return this August as a hybrid in-person and online event.
Prior to the global COVID-19 pandemic, the publisher has hosted EA Play Live events every summer since 2016. In addition to announcing new games and updates to existing games, EA Play also allowed fans to attend in person. Familiarity with new EA games. Until 2016, EA held the traditional press conference at E3 to announce their upcoming games. The last two EA Play events were streamed live only due to the ongoing pandemic.
EA has several new projects in the works, including a Dead Space remake and some new Star Wars projects