During E3 2016, Electronic Arts have confirmed that they won’t have a booth on the show floor, however it’ll be coming with EA Play to give fans of the upcoming games an opportunity to try them out and see first hand what to expect in the future.
As it kicks off later today, EA have confirmed that you will be able to play a lineup of their best games such as Titanfall 2 and Battlefield 1 alongside some of the more popular and anticipated sporting games from EA. Their aim with EA Play is to have one of, if not the most successful gaming companies having a more direct line of promotion and marketing towards the audience.
The games we know have been confirmed for EA Play, with users having the ability to play the games are as follows:
- Battlefield 1
- Titanfall 2
- FIFA 17
- Madden NFL 17
- NHL 17
- Bejeweled Stars
- Madden NFL Mobile
Alongside this list of games, you’ll be able to take part in – and watch – some activities during the event, such as:
- Battlefield 1 multiplayer livestream, where two sides of famous internet names from YouTube, Twitch and alike will take part in a team based battle, showing off the new guns and maps we will be able to see in the new game
- Madden Championship, broadcasting players of the series competing together during EA Play
- Creator of Spawn, Todd McFarlane will be autographing a limited-edition Titanfall 2 poster on Monday which is presumed to be available during E3
- Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley will make an appearance to sign autographs during Sunday
- Electronic Arts will be handing out pins during the event, giving the fans an opportunity to collect all six during their time at E3 to amass a collection.
- Battlefield 1 dog tags from the WW1-era will be created at an EA kiosk
And while EA is putting an emphasis on their 2016 releases, they’ve told us to look forward to some more “surprises from games beyond”. This is likely to include Star Wars games and the newest Mass Effect, due for release in the first quarters of 2017. The developers of Mass Effect: Andromeda, BioWare said that they will be showing off the game during EA Play and we’re anticipating that EA will put a spin on their ‘showing off’ of the game as it’s such a big part of their game collection.
As for the Star Wars franchise, EA have a number of different games in the works – or so we’ve heard – with a new move of growing Motive Studios to 65 members of staff in Montreal, as they are behind a couple of different Star Wars projects currently. The confirmation of a new Star Wars: Battlefront 2 game for a 2017 release was followed by Visceral mentioning another game was to be released in 2018. So we’re expecting EA to make some sort of announcement or mention of Star Wars during E3, as we also know a VR version of Star Wars: Battlefront is in the works for the PlayStation 4’s PSVR.
Let us know down below in the comments what you’re most excited for, and if you’ll be attending! If so, perhaps you could tell us which game you’re most excited to play during the EA Play event! Maybe you’ll want to see some Battlefield 1 gameplay! We’d love to hear from you!