The E3 is canceled this year, but like every year in June, Electronic Arts is present with L’EA Play, its new event since 2016 to reveal the future of the publisher. This year, in 2020, we can already expect a demonstration of Madden NFL and FIFA on next-gen (PS5 and Xbox Series X), but also a first glimpse of the next game Star Wars Squadrons! For the rest, we hope to have nice surprises! We discover all this together at one o'clock in the morning and the kick-off of this Electronic Arts stream!
1 a.m. – Launch of the conference.
1 a.m. – EA begins directly with a long message to return to the latest problems of the last few months with the Covid19 pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement.
1:07 a.m. – Announcement of season 5 of Apex Legends with a trailer to present the news and the arrival of "treasure hunters" events. This season 5 will arrive on June 23, 2020. This season 5 is named “Lost Treasures”.
01:11 – Apex is coming and the cross-play console will be launched this fall. Apex Legends is coming to Nintendo Switch this fall.
1:12 am – Make way for the Sims with a little message from the developers at Maxis. The opportunity to announce that The Sims 4 is also coming to Steam. Electronic Arts is gradually abandoning its Origin platform.
01:17 – Announcement of Comand & Conquer Remastered which arrives in a “Definitive” version with all the DLCs.
01:19 – Make way for independents with EA Originals. And it’s time for the announcement of Josef Fares’s new game (A Way Out). This new game is It Takes Two. The game is scheduled to be released in 2021.
1:23 a.m. – Let Zoink Games members talk about their new game. Also in EA Originals. This is Lost in Random.
1:26 am – Announcement of Rocket Arena, a new shooter game. It’s very clearly a game that mixes Fortnite, Overwatch and Apex Legends.
1:30 a.m. – Make way for the highly anticipated Star Wars Squadrons. We start by (re) seeing the trailer from last week, then members of the team explain the work around the game with nice art concepts.
1:38 a.m. – Very long moment of discussion and interview that breaks the rhythm, while waiting for the new gameplay that launches (finally). The gameplay is quite impressive and in virtual reality it may be quite intense! The game will offer many game modes.
Big presentation of Star Wars Squadrons which will offer many game modes. Released on October 2, 2020.
1:44 a.m. – Make way for next-gen demonstrations (PS5 and Xbox Series X) and sports games will be highlighted. Madden and FIFA enter the arena. We have the right to a beautiful presentation of the FIFA and Madden games.
1:48 a.m. – Presentation of the new Frostbite engine and it's a big graphic slap. A new Battlefield and Need For Speed would therefore be in development.
1:49 a.m. – Make way for … SKATE. And that's all. Yes, a "new Skateboard" is in development but it will arrive at an unknown date. The problem is, there have already been far too many EA games that were due to arrive on an unknown date and that ultimately never arrived.
1:50 a.m. – Well, yes, it's over. And that’s pretty incredible given that we have had very few games advertised and a lot of blah-bla for very few games. No real gameplay, even the traditional FIFA and Madden weren't shown. We have just lived a rather incomprehensible evening.