EA to host a series of broadcasts this month leading up to EA Play Live
Electronic Arts will host a series of broadcasts this month leading up to EA Play Live on July 22.
Today, EA announced EA Play Live Spotlight, which is a series of digital panels connecting players with the people who make games.
Throughout the month of July, there will be five different broadcasts: four individual Spotlights and one main show. Spotlights will be like panels and will discuss everything from shooters to sports games.
Here's the schedule:
- July 8 at 10:00am PT / 7:00pm CET: The Future of First-Person Shooters
- July 13 at 10:00am PT / 7:00pm CET: EA <3s Independent Studios
- July 19 at 4:00pm PT / 1:00am CET: Madden NFL 22 All-Access: Scouting - How the Community is Shaping Madden NFL 22
- July 20 at 10:00am PT / 7:00pm CET: More EA SPORTS
- July 22: EA Play Live at 10:00am PT / 7:00pm CET
The Future of First-Person Shooters will feature an extensive discussion on Apex Legends and Battlefield 2042. It will be hosted by DICE’s General Manager Oskar Gabrielson and DICE LA’s General Manager Christian Grass, and Respawn’s Founder and Group GM Vince Zampella and Chad Grenier, Apex Game Director.
For EA <3s Independent Studios, the spotlight will be on the role indies play in the industry. Todd Martens of the Los Angeles Times will host the panel featuring Josef Fares of Hazelight (It Takes Two), Olov Redmalm of Zoink (Lost in Random), and others.
Madden NFL 22 All-Access: Scouting will discuss how fans impacted the development of Franchise Mode and helped "bring to life highly requested features" like Staff Management, weekly game strategy, and a new scenario engine. The panel will also take a deep dive into the new scouting feature coming to Madden NFL 22 via a live service update targeted in September.
Details on the More EA Sports spotlight weren't provided, other than to expect it to highlight an "extremely cool new addition to an extremely popular and long-running" EA Sports franchise.
All of this is leading up to EA Play Live where we expect to hear more about Battlefield 2042, details on sports games, and EA Originals titles. Though they’re still early in development, we could also get another look at Dragon Age 4, Skate 4, and perhaps something from Codemasters.