E3 may not be happening this year, but that isn’t stopping major publishers from revealing upcoming titles in the summer. We already know of IGN’s “Summer of Gaming” and Geoff Keighley’s “The Summer Game Fest,” but we can finally add EA to that list. The company announced this morning that EA Play Live 2020 will be held on June 11, 2020, at 4 pm PST.
GameSpot has unveiled some more details for what we can expect from the stream. Obviously Madden 21, FIFA 21, and NHL 21 will be present in some capacity. The rest is just speculation based on bits of information we’ve learned. It seems likely that the rumored small scale Star Wars title will be shown off. EA is also, supposedly, gearing up to launch a new sports series.
Along with that, it has been heavily implied that DICE is working on a new Battlefield game. Support for Battlefield V is ending in the summer, so what better place than to announce Battlefield VI? We could even get information about a Mass Effect remaster trilogy or learn something new about Dragon Age IV.
The possibilities are surprisingly bright, for once. EA may not be the most trusted publisher in the industry, but it turned some heads last year with both Apex Legends and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. The free-to-play battle royale is often cited as the best in the genre and the Respawn Entertainment developed Star Wars title was seen as the best use of that IP in quite some time.
There’s a chance that some other, out of nowhere games like the aforementioned two could be revealed during this stream. EA has a lot of momentum going into this summer, which is something I never thought I’d be typing. More hardcore gamers might scoff at sports titles, but EA used to create classics like NBA Jam, NFL Street, and SSX.
It’s probably far too optimistic to assume that new sports game is one of those, but it very well could be an arcade focused game. That would be an extremely welcomed title in this era of basically no arcadey games. NBA 2K Playgrounds is fine, but it definitely isn’t NBA Jam.
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