Closing out another busy week of E3 replacement events is EA Play 2020, Electronic Arts’ annual games showcase that will hash out the publisher’s current-gen and next-gen plans for the rest of the year and into 2021. Expect to see EA’s sports portfolio at the show, especially Madden NFL 21 and FIFA 21, as well as some new AAA games.
Could we see a new Battlefield title? DICE doesn’t seem to have anything else on its docket now that the studio has completed the content releases for Star Wars Battlefront II has ended. Some fans will also undoubtedly be looking for some Apex Legends news. The online battle royale game from Respawn Entertainment made a big splash when it was released last February. Could now be the time to announce a sequel or the next “chapter” in the game? Introduce more parkour, Titanfall spinoff! Actually, we will also accept a new Titanfall game!
One game EA fans should definitely expect to see is Star Wars: Squadrons, the new space combat game from Motive Studios. The game pits two teams of five against each other in multiplayer dogfights and objective-based matches. There’s also a single-player story component we’ll likely hear way more about during EA Play.
So far, we know the story will center on both the New Republic and Imperial pilots from Vanguards and Titan Squadrons, respectively. We will also see the return of Rebel heroes Hera Syndulla and Wedge Antilles. And EA has teased even more familiar faces that have yet to be announced. It would be pretty nice if the game took a page from the classic Rogue Squadron games and let us pilot an X-wing as Luke Skywalker. Just saying.
EA Play is set to happen on Thursday, June 18 at 7 pm ET. You can watch all of the big announcements and gameplay trailers right here:
EA’s digital conference comes just a week after Sony shattered the internet with the reveal of the PlayStation 5, a console that we think looks unlike any released in the history of gaming. For one thing, it’s a brightly colored PlayStation console, which we’ve never seen before from Sony. It’s also curvy as hell, breaking away from the traditional rectangular shape that most PlayStations have embraced.
We also learned of quite a few exciting PS5 exclusives, including Horizon Forbidden West, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart. Will EA be able to top these announcements at EA Play?
We’ll keep you posted on this and much more!