EA Play Live will continue in June even with E3 canceled

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EA Play Live will begin on June 11 at 4pm PDT / 7pm EDT / June 12 at midnight BST, the publisher has announced.

While previous EA Play events have been a combination of stage shows and in-person demo sessions for attendees, this year the event will be entirely digital. You can still expect EA to roll out "world premieres, news, and more" throughout EA Play Live.

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EA first launched EA Play in 2016 as an E3-adjacent event where the publisher could spread out - both in terms of physical and calendar space - to show off its own games. E3 2020 itself has been canceled, but a number of other companies have confirmed that they'll stage their own presentations this year.

The Summer Game Fest, a new seasonal meta-event organized by The Game Awards' Geoff Keighley, confirmed that EA Play Live will be part of its umbrella of industry happenings.

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EA hasn't confirmed any games that will appear at EA Play Live yet, or what specific form the presentation will take. EA Play has taken the form of a multi-day festival in the past, but it looks like EA is currently setting the stage for one big broadcast.

As for the games themselves, it's a safe bet that we'll get a look at FIFA 21, and we may even get an early teaser for Battlefield 6 as it's planned for launch on PS5 and Xbox Series X next year. Beyond that, it's been an awfully long time since we've heard anything solid about Dragon Age 4.

We're hosting our own summer extravaganza in June - read more about the Future Games Show. 

Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.