E3 is definitely the biggest convention of the year, where all developers and publishers gather up to announce new titles, reveal world premier trailers, provide more information on their upcoming games, and give attendees the chance to get early hands-on experience with upcoming titles. Well, similar to what Sony did last year, EA are skipping E3’s press conference this year.
In their latest blog post explaining the details of their activities during E3, Electronic Arts won’t hold a press conference this year. The studio instead will broadcast “multiple live streams” during the first two days of their dedicated EA Play event. This decision was made to accommodate fans’ request of showcasing “more gameplay and insights from the teams making the games” than just regular press conferences. EA Play will run for three days, starting from Friday, June 7th to Sunday, June 9th, with multiple events and activities occurring within each day. Here are all the details.
It all starts this year on Friday night, June 7, 2019, with an all-new EA PLAY kickoff event. We’re skipping the press conference this year and are replacing it with multiple live streams that will air during the first two days of the event, bringing you more of what you’ve told us you want – more gameplay and insights from the teams making the games.
Weekends are meant for play, and this year we’ve moved the EA PLAY fanfest to Saturday, June 8 and Sunday, June 9 where players will get hands-on with our games. We’ll also have content creators streaming live from our Creator’s Cave in the Hollywood Palladium providing gameplay content to our players viewing online. EA.com will be the home for all online EA PLAY content. Players can get behind-the-scenes with our games via exclusive gameplay reveals, developer talks and breaking news.
What do you think of EA’s decision to cut off their annual E3 press conference?