EA Play Live 2022 is cancelled, the first time the event isn’t happening since it began several years ago.
“We love EA Play Live as it’s our way of connecting with our players and sharing what’s new with all of you. However, this year things aren’t lining up to show you everything on one date,” EA said in a statement to IGN.
They added, “We have exciting things happening at our world-class studios and this year we’ll reveal much more about these projects when the time is right for each of them. We look forward to spending time with you throughout the year!”
EA Play was initially started back in 2016, the event has been used by the publisher during the week of E3 to show off their own games they’ve got in the pipeline. Electronic Arts would also use this to reveal their newest games as well.
The news that EA Play Live 2022 is cancelled is likely due to the Entertainment Software Association confirming E3 2022 will be reportedly be online-only, which at the time was due to concerns of the “omicron” variant of COVID-19. In comparison, Gamescom 2022 and Tokyo Game Show 2022 will both be held in person this year.