EA Play Live 2020 Recap: Star Wars Squadrons, Skate, and (probably) Dragon Age

Star Wars Squadrons
Star Wars Squadrons

EA have given us some fresh looks at their slate of upcoming games in their annual EA Play Live showcase. The show, which ran for just under one hour, included new game reveals, in-depth looks at already announced titles, and some tantalising teases for unannounced projects. If you weren’t watching along with us, fear not, because we gathered up everything you need to know from EA Play Live 2020, right here.

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Apex Legends – New event, cross-play, and Switch port

Fans of Respawn’s battle royale shooter were treated to a load of updates about upcoming content, starting with the new season which will include the Lost Treasures limited-time event. We also got confirmation that the game will soon be coming to Nintendo Switch and that cross-play is also on the way, meaning you can squad up with your mates regardless of which platform they’re on.

EA Originals – It Takes Two, Lost In Random, and Rocket Arena

Next up, EA shined the spotlight on their indie game label, EA Originals. First up was the announcement of It Takes Two, a new game from Josef Fares, the director of Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and A Way Out. Next up was a Tim Burton-esque action-adventure game titled Lost in Random which looks to be a spooky yet totally charming experience. Finally, we got a first peek at Rocket Arena, a new multiplayer shooter. As the name suggests, it has rockets. Lots of rockets.

Star Wars Squadrons – First gameplay revealed

Following on the heels of its surprise reveal last week, EA treated us to a preview of Star Wars Squadrons’ stunning starfighter combat. Campaign players will take control of fighters on both the dark side and the light as part of the Imperial Titan Squadron and the New Republic’s Vanguard. There is also a chunky multiplayer offering including 5v5 dogfights and huge Fleet Battles.

EA Sports – FIFA 21 and Madden 21

It wouldn’t be an EA show without a look at some new EA Sports titles. We got some early teasers for this year’s FIFA and Madden games, both looking absolutely stunning on next-gen hardware.

Next-gen teasers – Dragon Age 4, Battlefield, and Need for Speed

As the show approached its end, EA whet next-gen appetites with a mouth-watering tease of unannounced projects to come. Fans easily recognised Need for Speed and Battlefield among the games on show in this montage, both of which are looking spiffy on next-gen tech. We also got the tiniest of teases for the next Bioware game which just might be a new entry in the Dragon Age series.

Skate returns

Skate

The biggest surprise of the evening was saved for last – the return of beloved skateboarding franchise Skate. We don’t know much about the game, other than it’s in development, but for fans who have been calling for a new game for a decade, it was the best news imaginable.