EA PLAY 2019 Announced For June 7, No E3 Press Conference This Year

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Electronic Arts announced that the company will be hosting the fourth year of its EA PLAY event right around the time of E3. The EA PLAY 2019 event begins June 7 with a kick-off event.

Previous EA PLAY’s have started with press conferences, but the video game giant revealed that they will skip one this year and instead conduct multiple livestreams. The livestreams will be held during the first two days of EA PLAY to give attendees additional insight and gameplay from the people developing the highlighted games. EA PLAY will be free to attend for everyone.

The company said in a statement that the event “we envisioned as a celebration of play has become an incredible moment that we love to share with the community each year.” EA thanks the fans who have continuously supported the event and hopes that this year’s event will result in an even better experience for everyone around the world.

The event had its beginnings in 2016 when EA decided not to be part of E3 2016 and instead have its own event directed to fans. On its second year, EA PLAY featured a player Fan Fest, which offered at least 140 hands-on gaming stations, demos, and live music, among other amenities. Games included Titanfall 2, Need for Speed Payback, and sports series in the likes of FIFA 18, Madden NFL 18, NBA LIVE 18.

Last year, EA leveled-up the experience by having What’s Good Games co-founder Andrea Rene as host. For the Fan Fest, players had the chance to play Battlefront II, Battlefield V, and the new The Sims 4 expansion pack among many other games. Attendees also had the chance to listen to developers with Dev Talks, which featured Casey Hudson and Mark Darrah of Bioware and Lars Gustavsson, Andreas Morell and Daniel Berlin, of DICE.

For EA PLAY 2019, fans can expect a similar experience of playing some of this year's biggest games. Those in attendance will also receive exclusive content.

Tickets are available next month, and EA will announce more details about the event in the coming days. Players who want to keep updated can follow EA on Twitter or Facebook for all the up-to-the-minute details.

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