Electronic Arts has confirmed to IGN that it won’t be hosting EA Play Live this year. The event usually happens around E3 in June and serves as a showcase for the publisher’s current and upcoming titles. This year, it’s looking to reveal more details when the time is right.
A representative for the company stated that, “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!”
EA Play Live began in 2016 with the publisher hosting its own event separate from E3 (where it’s traditionally been present through the years). Following the COVID-19 pandemic, the event has been digital or hosted in a studio without a live audience. While E3 2022’s physical event has been cancelled, its digital event is still up in the air despite reports that it may take place.
Nevertheless, there have been rumors of Microsoft hosting an E3-style showcase in June. We’ll likely hear more about other publishers in the coming months but it wouldn’t be strange for Capcom and Nintendo to digital showcases like last year. Stay tuned for more details in the meantime.