EA is the latest company to confirm that it will not be having a press conference during the annual E3 week. The company has been running its own event concurrent with E3 in the form of EA Play over the last few years and has hosted live conferences for those. However, as the landscape changes EA has decided to replace the conference spectacle with livestreams that will give more depth about games that are announced as well as interviews with developers.
EA writes on its website:
“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.”
EA Play’s fanfest will be running on June 8th and 9th with tickets being free, and they’ll be available next month. Those who attend will likely be able to go hands-on with the standard titles like Madden 20 and FIFA 20, though all eyes may be on Respawn’s Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order whose full reveal will be happening next month.