Tonight, the big event in the video game world is EA Play Live. This is a new speech from the American publisher Electronic Arts, more than a year after theEA Play of 2020 which is not really remembered. Unlike previous years, EA has chosen to move away from E3 to organize a completely independent event.
This is the first time since its launch in 2016 that EA Play is not at the same time as E3. We hope that this additional month will allow Electronic Arts to offer an event rich in announcements, but above all full of surprises!
Where to watch EA Play Live 2021?
EA Play Live 2021 will be broadcast from 7:00 p.m. KST on the Official Electronic Arts YouTube channel. It will also be possible to follow the evening on the publisher’s official Twitch and Twitter accounts.
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What to expect from EA Play Live 2021?
Unlike in other years, Electronic Arts has been fairly silent about the EA Play program? So we have a small chance to have surprises! Here is what we can expect:
FIFA 22 : Announcement a few days ago, we should have the right to a new presentation of FIFA 22 with details on the famous ” beta»And above all a beautiful presentation of gameplay around the game which is scheduled for release on October 1, 2022.
Battelfield 2042 : Announced last month for an explosive first presentation during E3, it’s a safe bet that Electronic Arts will reserve a new demonstration around its next Battlefield which is also expected for the month of October.
Dragon Age : According to some rumors in the halls, the eagerly awaited Dragon Age which was unveiled a few years ago could also appear tonight. The opportunity to finally have something concrete?
The absence of Skateboard : Announced last year at EA Play, many players are waiting for information about the next Skate game. Alas, Electronic Arts has already announced that there will be no new information around the title during the event.
The absence of Star Wars : There shouldn’t be a new Star Wars game this year either. Following the success of Jedi Fallen Order (in 2019) and mixed returns from Squadrons (in 2020), Electronic Arts is not expected to announce any new games this year.
EA PLAY Live minutes by minute
7 p.m. – A pre-show to summarize the announcements of “summer 2021” begins. The EA Play Live ceremony will not begin until 7.15pm.
7:15 p.m. – It’s the start of EA Play Live after a long pre-show. We will start by talking about Codemasters games.
19:19 – We start with the announcement of Grid Legends, the next installment in the series. The release is scheduled for 2022 and we had the opportunity to see the first images of the game and a preview of the cast that will make up the story mode of the game.
The game will offer many disciplines, from electric cars, to trucks, including touring cars. The idea will be to be immersed in the skin of a rookie who will have to find a place in a global competition which already has its stars.
7:24 p.m. – This goes on with Apex Legends to have some information on the future of the game which now includes 100 million players. The new season will be called “Emergence”. New characters will be available with new abilities. The release of this new season is expected on August 3, 2021.
Through this new season, EA will launch Ranked Matches and Leaderboards. A new online tournament will be launched soon allowing PlayStation and Xbox players to compete against PC players.
7:33 p.m. – Now it’s time for Lost in Random which will be revealed through a new trailer. We will be able to discover “The roll of the dice”. The game is expected to be released on September 10, 2021 on PC, PS4 / PS5, Xbox Series X / S / One and Nintendo Switch.
19:39 – We remain on the side of the EA Originals to have new information on the next content of Knockout City. This is season 2 which will land on July 27th.
19:42 – Make way for Battlefield 2042! Electronic Arts begins slowly with a reminder of what we have already seen last month. The game will be structured around three main parts:
- In-game war
- The danger zone EA will present later this year
- Portal: A community part that will be presented now.
This part of the game will be developed by Ripple Effect Studios. This is a multiplayer portal allowing you to create your own game mode. You will have at your disposal the contents of Battlefield 2042, Battlefield 3, Battlefield Bad Company 2 or even Battlefield 1.
There will be no limit for confronting soldiers from WWII against soldiers from 2042. It will be possible to create a game with a single player against hundreds of other soldiers.
It is clearly a gigantic sandbox for pushing the limits of Battlefield. Portal will therefore be available from the game’s launch in October 2021.
7:54 p.m. – Place already for the last announcement of the evening concerning the great return of the Dead Space saga! Unfortunately, this is only a teaser, but we already know that the game will only arrive on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X / S with the Frostbite graphics engine!
19:56 – This is the end of this EA Play Live 2021!