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EA is planning a ‘spotlight series’ of broadcasts ahead of its Play Live event in July

Ahead of its Play Live event, Electronic Arts (EA) will have four broadcasts scheduled through the month of July, called the EA Play Live Spotlight Series. They will cover the breadth of the publisher’s repertoire from shooters to sports games. The first of which will go over Apex Legends and the upcoming Battlefield 2042, with interview and discussions. The series will kick off in full a week from today.

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The first event is ‘The Future of First-Person Shooters.’ Oddly, I don’t see New Blood Interactive’s name anywhere in the description. Anyway, naturally this show is all about Battlefield 2042, with Apex Legends in tow. The next Battlefield was shown off officially during the Xbox and Bethesda E3 showcase. Its publishing company didn’t have a full presence at the show itself. DICE and DICE LA’s general managers, Oskar Gabrielson and Christain Grass, respectively, will attend. They’ll be joined by Respawn’s Vince Zampella and Chan Grenier to chat Apex Legends. Both games will appear in EA Play Live, proper.


The EA Play Live Spotlight Series continues on July 13 with an event focusing on indie games. It’s called, erm, ‘EA <3s Independent Studios. That’s cute. EA has published some fairly popular indie games of late, such as It Takes Two and Knockout City. The indie event will host a panel featuring Josef “Fuck the Oscars” Fares, along with Mel Philips, Abubarker Salim, Olov Redmalm, and Guha Bala.

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Who can say no to more Josef?

I don’t play that sportsball

The final two EA Play Live Spotlight Series events focuses on EA Sports, beginning July 19. EA Sports’ Andre Weingarten, Tom Lischke, and Seann Graddy team up to discuss Madden NFL 22 in the first show. The next day, on July 20, EA is talking about, yes, more sports. However, this second show is apparently all hush hush. The publisher is planning on some kind of sporty reveal, so keep that anticipation at lukewarm levels.

EA Play Live begins on July 22. It’ll last for around 40 minutes, featuring Lost in Random‘s first gameplay trailer, as well as another look at Battlefield 2042. That’s all well and good. But what about the games not showing up? Unfortunately, not long after EA announced the above showcases, BioWare took to Twitter with some unfortunate news. The developer isn’t bringing anything on the new Mass Effect or Dragon Age to EA Play Live.

Check out the full July schedule for EA Play Live Spotlight Series below:

  • The Future of First-Person Shooters
    • July 8 at 1 PM ET
  • EA <3s Independent Studios
    • July 13 at 1 PM ET
  • Madden NFL 22 All-Access: Scouting – How the Community is Shaping Madden NFL 22
    • July 19 at 7 PM ET
  • More EA SPORTS!
    • July 20 at 1 PM ET
  • EA Play Live 
    • July 22 at 1 PM ET

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Cameron Woolsey
Cam has been shooting for high scores since his days playing on the Atari 2600. Proud member of the Blue Team during the first console war, and has more Sonic paraphernalia than he cares to admit.