For the past few years, EA has skipped E3 and instead hosted its EA Play Live event in Los Angeles around the same time. Last year, EA Play Live went live instead, and this year will be no different.
Well, there’s a difference: While EA Play Live usually takes place on the same week as E3, this year it won’t go live until July, more than a month after E3 2021. – Which will also be online only.
Still, a month behind gives EA more time to prepare for its biggest announcements, with the new Battlefield game arguably at the top of the list. Here’s when it’s on, how to watch it, and what to expect.
When is EA Play Live 2021?
EA Play Live takes place on Thursday, July 22, although we don’t know yet what time it will be.
How to Watch EA Play Live
What will EA announce during EA Play?
EA has a large number of franchises, so it can tease or show off a lot during EA Play. This makes it difficult to predict exactly what will appear, but there are certainly some safe bets.
For one thing, the June reveal of the new Battlefield game has already been teased, so it looks like we’ll have a trailer around E3 before we take a deep dive during the EA Play stream.
It’s also almost certain to look good on FIFA 22 and Madden 22, and we can even see what EA confirmed is working on the new Need for Speed.
It may be too early for footage for the expected Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order sequel, but the company may tease it with a logo or similar. Respawn developers are also working on Apex Legends, so it’s likely we’ll see something happen for this game as well.
Finally, a subsidiary of EA BioWare must also be represented. More details about the upcoming Dragon Age game seem certain, but we may also get some more Mass Effect 5 teasers.