Electronic Arts EAin’t holding its annual Play Live event in 2022

For the first time since 2016, EA has decided not to host its annual EA Play Live event this year. Gamers yearning for some Electronic Arts announcements will have to wait “until the time is right” for each game. EAin’t that a bummer?

The news got out through IGN which spoke with one of EA’s spokespersons. According to this spokesperson, the publisher doesn’t really have much of a choice this year. In order to host an event like EA Play Live, you gotta have stuff to show. Unfortunately, EA is currently in a situation where it doesn’t have ‘things lined up to show on one date’.

“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.”

This effectively means that EA won’t be attending the digital edition of E3 2022 in the usual way. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that they’ll be absent altogether. I mean, there are still a few games in the works. You know, games like the Jedi: Fallen Order sequel and the Dead Space remake. But the latter has shown that news can be spread without EA Play Live. Some good old developer updates will do just fine, like the one Motive recently gave on Dead Space’s sound design.