The EA Play Live summer showcase won’t take place this year

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EA has declared that it won’t be holding its regular annual EA Play Live showcase event this summer.

An EA representative broke the news to IGN last night via a pre-prepared statement. “We love EA Play Live as it’s our way of connecting with our players and showing 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!”

The event has traditionally taken place around June each year, usually around the same time as E3. Previous iterations of the show have seen the reveals of a new entry in the Skate series back in 2020, and the Dead Space remake last year.

EA has been updating fans in different ways from the traditional showcases for several in-progress games already over the year. These have included blog posts on the next Dragon Age from Bioware, and regular development livestreams from the aforementioned Dead Space remake at EA Motive.

Back in January, E3 2022 also announced it wouldn’t be holding in-person event for this year. However, Geoff Keighley’s Summer Game Fest showcase will fill some of that void and is going ahead as normal. Europe’s Gamescom will also return as a digital and virtual hybrid event this August.

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