Electronic Arts isn’t hosting its traditional EA Play Live event in 2022
“This year things aren’t lining up to show you everything on one date”
Electronic Arts has confirmed it won’t be holding its traditional EA Play Live event in 2022.
Rather than host a major product showcase event this summer, the company looks set to spread its game reveals throughout the year.
An EA spokesperson told IGN: “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!”
Last year’s EA Play Live, which took place in July, was used to show off titles including Battlefield 2042 and Apex Legends, and to announce the recently released Grid Legends and the upcoming Dead Space remake.
Other high-profile EA games in the works include FIFA 23, Dragon Age 4, Mass Effect 4 and a Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order sequel.
From 2016-2020, EA Play was held in conjunction with June’s E3 event. E3 has cancelled this year’s physical show for the third year running and is yet to confirm plans for a digital event. Last year, organiser the ESA held three days of live-streamed coverage to replace the physical show.
The Game Awards founder Geoff Keighley has confirmed his digital event Summer Game Fest will take place as planned this year, likely in June.
And Microsoft looks set to hold its regular E3-style Xbox games showcase in June.