Watch the EA Play Live 2020 livestream here

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Without E3 to experience this year, publishers and developers are hosting their own online events. The next one off the ranks is EA Play Live 2020. This is a chance for EA to showcase all of its yet-to-be-revealed games, and expand on any titles that have already been unveiled. You can watch the EA Play Live 2020 livestream right here on Shacknews!

EA Play Live 2020 livestream

The EA Play Live 2020 livestream is set to begin on Thursday, June 18th, at 4:00 p.m. PT / 7:00 p.m. ET. There’s no telling how long the event will go for, but set aside at least two hours. The official EA Play Live page says that it will feature games, community content, and more.

As for what players can expect from EA Play Live this year, the company has already tipped its hand just enough for us to get an idea. Aside from the usual focus on sports like FIFA, a brand new Star Wars game has been revealed. Star Wars: Squadrons puts players in the pilot seat of a starfighter and thrusts them into some iconic space combat. The reveal trailer showed off some cinematics, so there’s a good chance we’ll be seeing some actual gameplay.

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More Star Wars: Squadrons news could be revealed during EA Play Live 2020.

It was also revealed that a new Need for Speed game is in development at Criterion Games. This is the company that has been responsible for a medley of Need for Speed titles for almost a decade now. Matt Webster recently teased that more Need for Speed and Steam announcements were scheduled for EA Play Live 2020.

Then there are the other titles one would expect EA to talk about during the show like The Sims and Apex Legends. These are a staple in the EA catalogue and a show without them would certainly be a bit odd.

It’s also worth considering some far-out franchise that EA owns. Anthem, Battlefield, and Skate are but a few titles that haven’t received a lot of attention recently. With Anthem undergoing some major updates, it could be time to show off how that game is changing. As for Battlefield, a new generation of console is almost upon us, so now might be the perfect time for a reveal, there were even rumors Battlefield Bad Company 3 was in development. Then there’s Skate, the child EA has seemingly forgotten about.

No matter what’s revealed at EA Play Live 2020, gamers are bound to be in for a good time. Be sure to check out the Shacknews Electronic Arts page for a complete rundown of everything announced during the livesteam.

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    June 18, 2020 12:00 PM

    Sam Chandler posted a new article, Watch the EA Play Live 2020 livestream here

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      June 18, 2020 4:02 PM

      Pinging up here for the shack

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      June 18, 2020 4:07 PM

      Apex Legends season 5 incoming.

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        June 18, 2020 4:11 PM

        STEAM AND NINTENDO SWITCH IN THE FALL
        WITH CROSSPLAY

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      June 18, 2020 4:15 PM

      The Sims 4 on Steam which we already saw ($500 of DLC and that's on sale! :)

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      June 18, 2020 4:17 PM

      EA Access to hit steam by fall, EA committing to releasing new games on Steam throughout.

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      June 18, 2020 4:18 PM

      Seven EA games coming to the Switch (Burnout + NFS mentioned), and also adding more cross-platform play to existing titles.

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      June 18, 2020 4:22 PM

      It Takes Two - Hazelight's (Josef Fares) - co-op action adventure platformer, play two dolls made by a girl who is struggling wth her emotions.

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      June 18, 2020 4:25 PM

      snooze fest so far. If that was their e3 presentation its very poor.

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        June 18, 2020 4:29 PM

        Far less embarrassing than some past EA presentations. This wouldn't have flown at E3 but fine for this type of presentation.

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      June 18, 2020 4:26 PM

      Lost in Random - Zoink Games - Eve, a little girl with the help of a companion die (Dicey) to control the forces of the kingdom of Random - action-platformer it looks like. Am McGee's Alice vibes with this.

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      June 18, 2020 4:28 PM

      Rocket Arena Rocket-only MP shooter from Final Strike Games

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      June 18, 2020 4:32 PM

      Cross play theme on everything so far. This is a good thing. EA trying to win back the customers.

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        June 18, 2020 4:32 PM

        Good for everyone really.

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        June 18, 2020 4:33 PM

        They hit that and Steam/Switch stuff (w/ Apex) up front, that's big.

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      June 18, 2020 4:32 PM

      Star Wars: Squadrons trailer and gameplay time

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        June 18, 2020 4:38 PM

        October 2nd and cross play.

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        June 18, 2020 4:43 PM

        This may be the first use of the SW license by EA in a loooong time that looks great. I mean, sure, SW BF made sense, but that was just taking what they sorta had from the BF games. This is unique, across ANYTHING.

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          June 18, 2020 4:45 PM

          Jedi Fallen Order was good if you haven't tried it.

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          June 18, 2020 4:46 PM

          But are they going to simulate empty stadiums????

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            June 18, 2020 4:49 PM

            I'm really not having a good day with comments.. :(

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          June 18, 2020 4:55 PM

          Not trying to shit post here but this isn't exactly unique, they only took what people kinda were asking for a long time (Battlefront's Fighter Squadron/Starfighter Assault) and made a stand alone game.

          I'll probably try it at some point but this is the team that brought us ME: Andromeda, I hope they are able to release a stable/finished game this time. 😔

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            June 18, 2020 5:01 PM

            Ah, wasn't aware of that. But still it feels more than just slapping out a SW-branded game to keep the license alive.

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        June 18, 2020 4:44 PM

        Probably day one for me.

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        June 18, 2020 4:45 PM

        I'm sure they will find some way to fuck it up.

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          June 18, 2020 4:52 PM

          Yeah, but my goodness, it looks like the one thing I've wanted for like 2 decades. It might be happening!!!

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        June 18, 2020 4:45 PM

        It sounded like they said you could play the MP vs humans or AI, so coop confirmed?

        That's all I wanted.

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          June 18, 2020 5:06 PM

          Seems like it. That's all I wanted as well.

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        June 18, 2020 4:46 PM

        Fleet Battle mode seems cool.

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        June 18, 2020 4:50 PM

        I am scared, the guy showing off hand drawn pictures from my beloved Tie Fighter gave me the shakes. Tie Fighter IS my favorite game of all time. I *really* hope the "lack of shields" is handled better than XvT. But man, the sliding, and the graphics, and the VR support, and the AAA voice acting. It looks like a dream come true. Man, I hope this lives up to the absurd expectations I have.

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        June 18, 2020 5:09 PM

        Wow, looks great.

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        June 18, 2020 5:12 PM

        i'm not going to lie, i got a little aroused there

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        June 18, 2020 5:17 PM

        "gameplay"

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      June 18, 2020 4:34 PM

      That Final Strike CEO looks like an android. I think he has what it takes to be the CEO of EA.

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      June 18, 2020 4:38 PM

      How long is this show suppose to go on?

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        June 18, 2020 4:41 PM

        they said 1 hr

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        June 18, 2020 4:41 PM

        I suspect not much sports stuff in this.

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      June 18, 2020 4:42 PM

      Damn this looks good.

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      June 18, 2020 4:44 PM

      here come the sports ball

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      June 18, 2020 4:47 PM

      Oh this is the EA thread.

      Um...

      Rocket Arena looks like an insult to Rocket Arena and Squadrons looks good.

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      June 18, 2020 4:49 PM

      Here's the segment were "Criterion, Bioware, and DICE don't have anything we can share yet" :)

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      June 18, 2020 4:49 PM

      SKATE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      June 18, 2020 4:51 PM

      ...... that was some games.

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      June 18, 2020 4:52 PM

      That was super flat. No Mass Effect remaster. No DA teaser. Pretty clear we're in a dull drum between console generations and COVID had them playing it even safer.

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        June 18, 2020 4:53 PM

        They didn't announce anything, but that bit of video was pretty clear DA.

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      June 18, 2020 4:53 PM

      Well, that's a wrap. EA has always been the show I care about the least each e³ and this year was no different. They really should just stop doing their own show and just put their games on a bigger venue like MS or Sony.

      Squadrons looks alright. I'll probably end up getting the inevitable PS5 version next year.

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      June 18, 2020 4:53 PM

      that was boring. shame on me for expecting something more engaging.

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