EA Play Live just grew from one pre-show and main event to include a series of four Spotlight broadcast events running all throughout this month, and the first one is coming next week.
The EA Play Live Spotlight series will dedicate extra time to news and behind-the-scenes discussions for a series of set topics, including first-person shooters, indie studios, and a whole lot of sports. Here's the current EA Play Live schedule, including a brief synopsis for each event and who is set to appear.
Spotlight: The Future of First-Person Shooters
Time: July 8 at 10 am PDT / 1 pm EDT / 6 pm BS
Games: Battlefield 2042 and Apex Legends
The developers behind Battlefield 2042 and Apex Legends will meet up to talk shop about working on their respective shooter franchises and shooters as a whole. You can also expect them to drop teasers for what you'll see about both games at the main EA Play Live event later in the month.
Spotlight: EA <3s Independent Studios
Time: July 13 at 10 am PDT / 1 pm EDT / 6 pm BST
Games: It Takes Two, Lost in Random, Knockout City
Representatives from a range of independent studios working with the EA Originals label will gather to discuss their work with the company and the role of indie developers in the broader industry. Josef Fares from Hazelight (the guy who cussed out the Oscars at The Game Awards that one time) is going to be there, so you know something's gonna go down.
Spotlight: Madden NFL 22 All-Access: Scouting - How the Community is Shaping Madden NFL 22
Time: July 19 at 4 pm PDT / 7 pm EDT / July 20 at midnight BST
Games: Madden NFL 22
The developers of Madden will go on a deep dive into Madden NFL 22's new scouting feature, which is currently set to come to the game via a September update. They'll also talk about the role fans are playing in shaping the game through the Madden Design Council.
Spotlight: More EA SPORTS!
Time: July 20 at 10 am PDT / 1 pm EDT / 6 pm BST:
EA's keeping quiet on this one for now, but the company is teasing that this spotlight "will highlight an extremely cool new addition to an extremely popular and long-running EA SPORTS franchise."
EA Play Live
Time: July 22 at 10 am PDT / 1 pm EDT / 6 pm BST
Games: Battlefield 2042, Apex Legends, Lost in Random, and more
The main event will also be the final event, though that start time is actually for the pre-show. EA Play Live proper is set to run for 40 minutes of "unwavering focus" on games, including new gameplay reveals. WWE wrestling star and Twitch streamer Austin Creed will be on hand as the master of ceremonies.
See what you can play next with our big guide to video game release dates.