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2019 will mark our fourth year of EA PLAY. What we envisioned as a celebration of play has become an incredible moment that we love to share with the community each year. We are so grateful for all our fans who have joined us, and we look forward to making this year an even better experience.

This year you’ll see less talk and more play, with an event entirely focused on the heartbeat of EA PLAY: our player communities and the games they love.

  • First hands-on with some of our biggest games.
  • Exclusive content from some of the most popular creators in the world.
  • Free for all to attend.

It all starts this year on Friday night, June 7, 2019, with an all-new EA PLAY kickoff event. We're skipping the press conference this year and are replacing it with multiple live streams that will air during the first two days of the event, bringing you more of what you've told us you want - more gameplay and insights from the teams making the games.

Weekends are meant for play, and this year we’ve moved the EA PLAY fanfest to Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9 where players will get hands-on with our games. We’ll also have content creators streaming live from our Creator’s Cave in the Hollywood Palladium providing gameplay content to our players viewing online. EA.com will be the home for all online EA PLAY content. Players can get behind-the-scenes with our games via exclusive gameplay reveals, developer talks and breaking news.

But that’s enough talk for now, we’ve got plenty more to show in the months ahead.

Tickets will be available next month, so stay tuned over the coming weeks and months to learn more about EA PLAY 2019, including the games, ticket availability, program schedule and more.

https://www.ea.com/news/announcing-ea-play-2019



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EA has nothing of value to show anyways



Nothing to see here, move along

Well, E3 sure is looking different this year. EA and Sony are both skipping, leaving just MS, Nintendo, Ubisoft, and Bethesda most likely. Square Enix E3 conferences are sporadic, they could do one this year and then again they might not.



melbye said:
EA has nothing of value to show anyways

Yep, Jedi: Fallen Order is being unveiled at Star Wars Celebration in April, and I believe that Ben Walke, the community manager for Need For Speed, said that the 2019 NFS game would be announced in May. That means that the only new announces at an EA Play press conference would have been the yearly sports stuff most likely. Better to skip this year, especially since the press conference last year was such a clusterf*ck. 

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What big upcoming games does EA have anyway? A Dragon Age that's going to be neutered by both EA and Bioware? More Anthem expansions? FIFA?



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Darwinianevolution said:
What big upcoming games does EA have anyway? A Dragon Age that's going to be neutered by both EA and Bioware? More Anthem expansions? FIFA?

For the remainder of this year, they have:

-Star Wars: Jedi-Fallen Order
-A Titanfall game of some kind (which was announced when Apex Legends released)
-Need For Speed
-Yearly sports stuff (FIFA, Madden, NHL, NBA Live most likely)



shikamaru317 said:
Darwinianevolution said:
What big upcoming games does EA have anyway? A Dragon Age that's going to be neutered by both EA and Bioware? More Anthem expansions? FIFA?

For the remainder of this year, they have:

-Star Wars: Jedi-Fallen Order

-A Titanfall game of some kind (which was announced when Apex Legends released)

-Need For Speed

-Yearly sports stuff (FIFA, Madden, NHL, NBA Live most likely)

So not that much, really. EA won't move Respawn too much from Apex not that's making money, so I don't expect another shooter to mantain from them. Need For Speed has been getting increasingly ignored by the public, and the lootboxes added to the last iteration did not help. Star Wars' fans won't easily forget BFII, and especially when they made very clear they are not really interested in single player games (plus general SW burnout after so much exploitation of the saga). And FIFA is FIFA, it's the same every year.



You know it deserves the GOTY.

Come join The 2018 Obscure Game Monthly Review Thread.

Darwinianevolution said:
shikamaru317 said:

For the remainder of this year, they have:

-Star Wars: Jedi-Fallen Order

-A Titanfall game of some kind (which was announced when Apex Legends released)

-Need For Speed

-Yearly sports stuff (FIFA, Madden, NHL, NBA Live most likely)

So not that much, really. EA won't move Respawn too much from Apex not that's making money, so I don't expect another shooter to mantain from them. Need For Speed has been getting increasingly ignored by the public, and the lootboxes added to the last iteration did not help. Star Wars' fans won't easily forget BFII, and especially when they made very clear they are not really interested in single player games (plus general SW burnout after so much exploitation of the saga). And FIFA is FIFA, it's the same every year.

Yeah, what they said about the Titanfall game made me think that it is not Titanfall 3, but something much smaller, maybe a VR game.

As for Jedi- Fallen Order, it is actually a singleplayer game. It was directed by Stig Asmussen, the director of God of War 3, and written by Chris Avellone, the writer of Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2 and Fallout: New Vegas. 



shikamaru317 said:
Darwinianevolution said:

So not that much, really. EA won't move Respawn too much from Apex not that's making money, so I don't expect another shooter to mantain from them. Need For Speed has been getting increasingly ignored by the public, and the lootboxes added to the last iteration did not help. Star Wars' fans won't easily forget BFII, and especially when they made very clear they are not really interested in single player games (plus general SW burnout after so much exploitation of the saga). And FIFA is FIFA, it's the same every year.

Yeah, what they said about the Titanfall game made me think that it is not Titanfall 3, but something much smaller, maybe a VR game.

As for Jedi- Fallen Order, it is actually a singleplayer game. It was directed by Stig Asmussen, the director of God of War 3, and written by Chris Avellone, the writer of Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2 and Fallout: New Vegas. 

Just you wait, this single player SW game will eventually become a multiplayer-first game in one way or another to justify the microtransactions. It's the how that we don't know yet.



You know it deserves the GOTY.

Come join The 2018 Obscure Game Monthly Review Thread.

Really to me, this just means that companies are gearing up for next gen. In particular a company like EA that has a pretty limited set of games (though they have been expanding through their publishing) doesn't really have a reason to attend.