EA Play Is the Latest Event to Get Delayed

EA Play Is the Latest Event to Get Delayed

Another one week delay for a not-E3 2020 event.

Electronic Arts has preferred to do its own thing around E3 time for a while now, so it made sense that it was also one of the first companies to announce a digital event taking place around what would've been 2020's expo. Now, EA is joining a long list of companies delaying events in light of the ongoing protests against police brutality and racial injustice.

EA announced the delay for its EA Play Live event on Twitter. Originally scheduled for June 11, it has now been moved a week later to June 18 at 4 p.m. PT. The statement is embedded below.

Same day of the week, same time of day, just one week later. | Electronic Arts

This is the second event that EA has delayed in light of the protests. On Sunday, EA announced an indefinite delay for a Madden NFL 21 reveal that was originally scheduled for June 1.

With Madden potentially still commanding its own stream, it's not clear what reveals EA has in store for the Play Live event. Last year's EA Play devoted a lot of time to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, right now EA's plans for the rest of 2020 are somewhat mysterious. We can bet there'll be more from EA Sports, it's almost certain we'll get some Apex Legends news, but you've got to wonder if EA has any big surprises in store for next-gen consoles.

Maybe we'll see a first look at Criterion's work on a next-gen Need for Speed at EA Play Live? Perhaps some good news out of BioWare? With Sony's PlayStation 5 games reveal event indefinitely postponed, you've also got to wonder if any large publishers like EA were planning on revealing certain titles either there or on Microsoft's next monthly Xbox Series X-focused stream. Whatever we'll be seeing, it'll be here soon enough—waiting another week is a small ask when there are bigger, far more serious issues in the world that need our attention.

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