EA won’t maintain a proper press convention at E3 2019. The studio introduced their choice to skip this yr’s press convention on the EA Play occasion by way of a latest press launch that explains the corporate’s need to easily focus extra on their video games this yr.
“We’re skipping the press convention this yr and are changing it with a number of dwell streams that may air in the course of the first two days of the occasion, bringing you extra of what you’ve advised us you need – extra gameplay and insights from the groups making the video games,” reads the statement. “This yr you’ll see much less discuss and extra play, with an occasion solely centered on the heartbeat of EA PLAY: our participant communities and the video games they love.”
In lieu of a standard press convention, EA will seemingly reveal all of its content material via dwell demonstrations, dwell streams, and developer interviews. It appears that a lot of the reveals and the streams will occur in the course of the first day of the occasion whereas the interviews and gameplay demos will doubtless occur someday after in the course of the second and third days.
Just as earlier than, although, this occasion shall be open to the general public. In reality, this yr’s occasion will focus extra on the folks that really attend it because of the elevated concentrate on truly attending to play these video games. While EA Play 2019 shall be free for everyone, there is not any phrase on when tickets shall be out there or how many individuals will be capable to attend. It’s doable that they are going to abandon the ticket format this yr, however it appears doubtless they will not contemplating how tickets assist these corporations with the group management side of the present.
There are a few issues to remove from all of this. First off, it looks like EA may lastly be making an attempt to show the nook by way of their public notion. While they are a great distance from that objective, the concept they may need to focus extra on video games like Anthem, Apex Legends, Jedi: Fallen Order, and their different main upcoming titles tends to recommend that they are at the very least fascinated by catering extra to the followers.
The larger story, although, is perhaps that EA now joins Sony and Nintendo as main gaming corporations which have determined to skip the normal E3 presentation. This is, maybe, one other signal of the occasion’s demise.
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