Mark your calendars sports gamers, EA Play Live will return this year on July 22. The developer announced the date for its annual summer showcase via Twitter on Tuesday.
EA Play Live is coming back July 22nd. Save the date! pic.twitter.com/qh9OOGhPTm
— Electronic Arts (@EA) May 11, 2021
EA hasn’t offered up any specifics for the show, but it will likely be an all-digital event akin to E3 2021. Electronic Arts typically hosts its event around the same time as E3, but this year’s event will take place more than a month later than normal. This could signal a late August release for a title like Madden 22 if no information will be revealed until the second to last week of July. That is, if the company keeps a low profile at this year’s E3.
Many gamers will have their eye on what EA plans to do for Madden 22 after Madden 21‘s disastrous launch and 0.2 user score. The lone publisher of simulation football games promised last year to improve ignored aspects like franchise mode for Madden 22 and beyond. But, only time will tell.
As far as what else to expect from this year’s EA Play, we’ll obviously get a look at the company’s other flagship title FIFA. It’s also not out of the realm of possibility that we get a sneak peek of what’s to come from EA’s latest acquisitions. It would be great to see something from newly acquired racing studio Codemasters and Super Mega Baseball developer Metalhead. At last year’s EA Play Live, the return of Skate 4 was confirmed (thank you Tyler, The Creator). So, hopefully Full Circle will offer some updates on the development of the ever popular skateboarding title.
It would also be great to get any sort of new details or development outline for EA’s upcoming college football and golf games.