EA decided to cancel EA Play, leaving many fans disappointed for not receiving news on their favorite upcoming games. No, I am not talking about FIFA 23. I am never talking about FIFA.
EA has decided to cancel their annual EA Play Live event, which naturally means no news, announcements or trailers for any of their acquired companies like BioWare or Maxis. If you thought EA Play would finally be the day we'd hear about Dragon Age 4 or the next Mass Effect, you were wrong. If you were hoping for FIFA 23 news, you're in the wrong category, go here instead.
BioWare had promised in late 2021 that 2022 would be the year that we'd finally hear more about Dragon Age 4 and with a stage as big as EA Play, many had hoped that would finally be the moment we'd all been waiting for.
In a statement shared with IGN, EA stated the following:
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. 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!
Sure, BioWare isn't dependent on EA Play, but it would have been a great opportunity to showcase their newest projects and one that was planned in advance. Random social, blog or Twitter posts might give you a heart attack, but it doesn't hype you up weeks in advance because you don't know it'll happen.
E3 will still happen, though it will be an online event once more. Whether we will see something about Dragon Age 4 or the next Mass Effect then, no idea. All we can do is hope. And when I say we, I mean me.