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EA Play Live 2020 Pushed One Week - World Premieres, News & More Coming on June 18

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EA Play Live 2020 Pushed One Week - World Premieres, News & More Coming on June 18

For years, EA Play has been the gathering spot to play early builds of upcoming EA games. For Operation Sports fans, it was a way to hear and sometimes see, some of the new details and gameplay, for the upcoming EA Sports games.

Unfortunately, along with many other events worldwide, E3 2020 was canceled this year, due to COVID-19. However, EA announced today, the show will go on. EA Play Live 2020 will be going digital this year, on June 11 at 4:00 PM PT, with plans to show world premieres, news and much more.

UPDATE: (6-5) EA has announced it has moved their timing on EA Play Live. It is now scheduled to begin on June 18 at 7:00 PM ET, so the more important conversations and protests against racial injustice and policy brutality can remain the major focus.

Other than the official announcement, no other details were given. With that said, is there anything in particular, you are hoping to see or hear about, during the show?

 

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  1. Looking forward to news on the live franchise and see what they have done in the last 2 years. Hopefully built for next gen. Also hoping to see something on the next UFC game even though Fight Night would be infinitely better.
    I would love to see Fight Night make a return. But not sure if EA wants to jump back into that boat. NBA Street would be great. But I wonder how they will approach with Live. I know they took the year off to focus on next gen. Is taking off a year enough time to really figure things out. Also is a year on working mostly non-final next gen dev kits enough time to reinvent wheel? If it releases this year, will it be cross-plat since they wanted to focus on next gen? Honestly , I rather them go towards a NBA Street route. Only releasing 5 or so games from 2010-2020 is bad especially when Live 18 & 19 showed progress. How much can they truly improve in the year off besides newer next gen hardware. For them to cancel Live 20 when 18 & 19 showed promise, says they want to reinvent the wheel(Again). Instead of trying to openly compete with 2k, I rather see them go with NBA Street. A well done NBA Street on next gen hardware would sell well.
    Thinking about Sports only, I'm expecting to see the next gen versions of those games. Fifa will definitely headline the sports section. Fifa will show off next gen features that will come to the other games the following year. Not sure if EA will allow Microsoft to show off any next gen teasers on Thursday May 7. But since the Fifa snippet was shown on the Series X reveal, I wouldn't be surprised.
    Based on their conference call today and FY21 announced titles, they have Burn out Paradise Remastered and C & C Remastered in Q1, Madden 21 and Fifa 21 in Q2, and NHL 21 in Q3. Other announced titles which include an unannounced sports title, 4 EA Partner titles, and 2 mobile games.
    I'm doubting Live is releasing this year. I would consider an unannounced title as something new or non-annual. It does make sense to take an additional year to build for Live next gen. 1 year isn't enough. I see this as situation where Live is building from the ground up for next gen, so multiple years are needed. As for that unannounced sports title, a lot of speculation that it is either UFC or boxing. I doubt boxing since the promoter Eddie Hearn has been saying EA didn't seem as interested. As much as I would love it to be NBA Street, UFC definitely seems like likely answer. UFC releases every couple years and it has been two years since last release
    Refresh my memory, didnt 2k, re-up it’s liscence with nba and live didn’t or didn’t announce anything, people said “well, maybe lives agreement didn’t end at the same time as 2k etc etc”
    But it looked 2k signed a 7 deal ......
    Live/Ea never did respond to that ........
    Maybe this is our answer. No live announced because hey lostnthe liscense or decided not to re-up ?
    Mintsa
    Refresh my memory, didnt 2k, re-up it’s liscence with nba and live didn’t or didn’t announce anything, people said “well, maybe lives agreement didn’t end at the same time as 2k etc etc”
    But it looked 2k signed a 7 deal ......
    Live/Ea never did respond to that ........
    Maybe this is our answer. No live announced because hey lostnthe liscense or decided not to re-up ?

    It was a 7 year 1.1 billion deal that was announced Jan 2019 I believe. I was always waiting to hear when EA would re-up their deal. They have the finances to do that deal. But it has to come to a point where EA doesn't want to keep investing in so much mediocrity. I don't see NBA giving any discounts to EA. So do they really want to sign a 1.1 billion deal for a series that only released 5 games since 2010.
    Only thing is, like I said, EA has the finances(better than Take-Two) to afford that deal. With EA, it is does the higher ups and investors wants to keep investing in the Live Series. EA has shown a lot more patience with their sports games compared to 2k. 2k dropped their other sports games to mainly focus on NBA and only now looking to expand back into other sports. EA has the bigger catalog of sports titles. They would have college sports if they could. EA seems to want to have the main sports outside of baseball. So I can see a situation where they continue on with Live just to have the most sports titles
    Since we're probably not going to have any "real" hockey, of any kind, until September at this rate, NHL 21 had better impress.
    Maybe they'll announce that Rammer has been fired, and there's new leadership in Vancouver?  Hey, a guy can dream, right?   That would be the best hockey news I've heard since the Panthers traded Roberto Luongo for Todd Bertuzzi.
    Failing that, fewer gimmicks, more game.  I do not need a dozen different Alex Ovechkin cards in HUT.  I do not need guest commentary from Snoop Dogg, or Will Ferrell, or some other celeb du heur.  I do not need play by play that sounds like it was recorded by a rabid chihuahua who just washed down a dozen Vivarins with a 6-shot espresso.  I do not NBA Jam on skates:  if they want to do gimmicky arcade fluff, then they need to spin that off as a separate title.  I do not need network this, and network that:  my tolerance for prepubescent griefers, is about as dinged up as Sidney Crosby's clothes drier.
    What I need, is to be able to make a decent breakout pass from the D zone, without screaming, "NO, NO, NO, G**D*** IT!!" when my player instead ices the puck, because my aim with the analog stick was half a degree off line.  This is a legacy issue, which has not been fixed in years.
    What I need, is for Be a Pro to catch up with the feature set that it had nearly a decade and an entire hardware generation ago.  It currently plays like a PS3 game, just with a bunch of graphical updates.  ECHL is licensed, but you can't get sent there; and if you play a full season in the CHL, you still can't look at any leagues outside of your own.  The Message Center (which also, while I'm at it, needs a serious rewrite) indicates there's action elsewhere, but I'm not allowed to access any of it, which is the way it's been since PS3 days.
    What I need, is a Franchise Mode that lets me control more than one team.  MLB The Show already does this, NHL fans have been begging for it for years, to no avail.
    What I need from the NHL series, essentially, is for EA Vancouver to quit yelling "Squirrel!", Scotch taping a new number on the cover, and charging me full price admission.
    Mintsa
    Refresh my memory, didnt 2k, re-up it’s liscence with nba and live didn’t or didn’t announce anything, people said “well, maybe lives agreement didn’t end at the same time as 2k etc etc”
    But it looked 2k signed a 7 deal ......
    Live/Ea never did respond to that ........
    Maybe this is our answer. No live announced because hey lostnthe liscense or decided not to re-up ?

    i agree, thank you for sharing
    Updated OP link.
    EA has announced it has moved their timing on EA Play Live. It is now scheduled to begin on June 18 at 7:00 PM ET, so the more important conversations and protests against racial injustice and policy brutality can remain the major focus.

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