EA Play Live has been confirmed for 2020, due to the challenges presented by COVID-19, the event will be live on June 11, at 4pm PST, EA promises world premieres, news and more.
— Electronic Arts #stayandplay (@EA) May 4, 2020
EA Play is usually hosted before E3, the event was created to showcase a deeper looks into EA’s upcoming games, experiences, and content from some of the best creators in the community. Traditional EA Play lasts three days, is still uncertain how will the event be organized to stay interesting and relevant as entertainment via community creators takes a big part of the event.
There is also the COVID-19, which is proving to be a real hassle for game studios, is probable that all the announcement meant to take place at E3 will be disclosed at EA Play 2020.
EA is also participating in the new Summer Game Festival, an all digital event that will replace this year cancelled E3. Summer Game Festival is a four months celebration where 16 of the giants in the industry will make their biggest announcements for 2020.
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— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) May 1, 2020
Born due to the necessity of organizing an event, adapted to the challenges presented by COVID-19 and without the polemic ESA around, Summer Game Fest appears to had arrived to stay. Keighley insist that there will be many Summer Game Fest, suggesting that developers joined forces to make their vision of a better E3.
Summer Game Fest will include major news and announcements, in-game events and DLC is confirmed to arrive for players on Steam and Xbox. According to Keighley, the seasonal event is a “positive, uplifting center of gravity to bring this global community together.” Summer Game Fest is a series of events, at the moment of writing, counts with over 16 partners. The event is all digital, it will be live on Twitch, Mixer, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.