Electronic Arts Announces EA Play Schedule, Anthem Notably Missing

The event will be held the weekend before E3.
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EA announces the schedule for EA Play 2019, plus their lineup of titles.
EA announces the schedule for EA Play 2019, plus their lineup of titles. Electronic Arts

If you’re a big-name publisher or developer and you want your game to get plenty of coverage, then E3, for the most part, is the place to be. However, there are some who choose to debut their games, updates and everything in between on their own stage and at their own terms.

That’s the strategy Electronic Arts has been employing for four years in a row now, with their EA Play event. Nothing big is changing for 2019, as EA will hold its EA Play events the weekend before E3 drops, a move that certainly flies in the face of the latter. EA also promises that this event will be less talk and more play, focusing instead on giving what the community wants in terms of announcements.

EA Play 2019 will feature exclusive hands-on portions with some of Electronics Arts’ biggest titles. The event is also expected to debut exclusive content from some of EA’s most popular content creators. Best of all, it will be free to attend for everyone, giving anyone interested free access to EA’s most anticipated upcoming titles.

EA Play 2019 will be held on June 8 and June 9, the Saturday and Sunday before E3. June 8 is when the fanfest takes place, and offers first looks at some of the major games that are incoming. June 9 is the date for attendees to check out some of the games for themselves through hands-on demos. Check out the full schedule below for more details and to see when your favorite EA title will be featured.

June 8, Saturday

  • 12:15PM ET – Countdown to EA Play
  • 12:30PM ET – Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, as hosted by online personalities Greg Miller and Andrea Rene
  • 1:00PM ET – Apex Legends, as hosted by commentator Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez
  • 1:30PM ET – Battlefield V, as hosted by online personality Julia Hardy and EA’s Adam Freeman
  • 2:00PM ET – EA Sports FIFA, as hosted by Alex “Goldenboy” Mendez
  • 2:30PM ET – EA Sports Madden NFL, as hosted by NFL Network’s Adam Rank
  • 3:00PM ET – The Sims 4, as hosted by Andrea Rene

Looking at the list, you can tell that Anthem is notably missing, which could mean very dire implications for the title and developer BioWare. We could, however, see some surprises during the event, so be sure to stay tuned.

The entirety of Sunday, June 9, is devoted to hands-on demos with fans, so if you’re attending the event personally be sure to check that out. Of course, if you can’t physically make it to the event, you can check into EA’s various social media outlets like YouTube and Twitch.

EA Play 2019 is schedule for June 8 to 9. If you’re interested in going to the event personally, check out ticketing and other event details here.

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