What to expect from EA PLAY at E3 2019

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E3 2019 is taking place in June, which means a mountain of gaming announcements will be on their way. Loads of big gaming names have already confirmed their attendance at E3, and we’ve been taking a good look at what we hope we’ll be seeing from them. Next on our list is EA, and they’re going to be doing things a little differently this year.

EA are making their appearance just before E3 begins, via their own event called EA PLAY. It’ll be taking place from June 8 to June 9, and while there won’t be a press conference as such, that definitely doesn’t mean there’s nothing worth looking out for. We know to expect multiple live streams, the very first hands-on experiences with some of the biggest upcoming EA games, insights from the teams who are busy creating them, and lots more. If you’re not fortunate enough to be able to attend the event in person, you’ll still be able to watch the live streams on June 8, so keep an eye on our social media pages to keep on top of the latest news.

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Upcoming games

EA haven’t revealed a thing about which games they might announce, or even which games will be available at the event to play, so for now we can only make some educated guesses about the lineup.

One thing we do know for sure, though, is that there’ll be news on Season 2 of the hit battle royale game Apex Legends at the EA PLAY event. This will include a Battle Pass with “more meaningful content”, a new weapon, and a brand new Legend, as well as some mysterious changes to Kings Canyon.

But we can’t talk about Apex Legends without addressing Respawn Entertainment’s other big project… Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The recent teaser trailer left us desperate for more news, and EA PLAY would be a great opportunity to shine some light on the hotly anticipated game. Or even just another trailer. Really, we’ll take anything. You can find out everything we know about it so far right here.

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Jo-Mei Games’ beautiful indie adventure game Sea of Solitude, in which you play as a human whose loneliness has transformed her into a monster, was first announced back at E3 2018. With an expected release date pinned down to sometime this summer, it seems pretty likely that we’ll get more concrete information at EA PLAY.

Meanwhile, for fans of American football, Madden NFL 20™ is slated for release in August 2019, so at the very least we’re hoping for another trailer.

And more…

While there haven’t been any hints about it so far, we’ve got our fingers crossed for the appearance of FIFA 20. Usually, FIFA games are announced before E3 begins and then get shown off with a first hands-on at the event itself, so perhaps that could be one of the games available to try out at EA PLAY?

Another game we’ve not heard much about (but are beyond excited for) is fantasy RPG Dragon Age 4. BioWare teased the existence of this game at last year’s Game Awards, but there’s been radio silence ever since. Could EA PLAY be the moment we finally get to hear more?

EA’s livestreams will be taking place on June 8, with the full event lasting from June 8 to June 9. But of course, EA aren’t the only ones who’ll be making big announcements at this year’s E3 event. You can check out the full E3 timetable here, or keep checking back to find out what we’re hoping to see from Microsoft, Bethesda, Ubisoft, Square Enix, and Nintendo.

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