Rather than being a part of E3 proper, Electronic Arts will once again host its own dedicated event just prior to the start of the gaming industry’s major event in June. EA has confirmed the first details about EA Play 2018, including the fact that the next Battlefield will be playable there.
As you’d expect, there are virtually no details on what the game will be; EA simply says that EA Play attendees will “have a chance to play the next Battlefield experience.” The publisher had previously confirmed the next entry in the series would release later this year, so we’d expect to have learned the first details by the time June rolls around. However, we’ve learned nothing yet about what to expect from the game, including what era it will take place in after Battlefield 1 went to World War I.
EA Play 2018 will take place in Los Angeles’ Hollywood Palladium from June 9-11; E3 begins the following day, on June 12, also in LA. A press conference will take place on June 9 and will be streamed online.
Aside from Battlefield, EA teases that the upcoming slate of EA Sports games will be playable. Attendees will also “get an inside look” at BioWare’s new game, Anthem, though it’s unclear if it will be playable. Although EA claims it’s not a delay, the publisher recently moved its release date from this year to early 2019.
Tickets to EA Play will be distributed for free, though you’ll obviously need to be able to make it to LA if you secure one. You’ll be able to get a ticket sometime this spring through a new system intended “to give players better hands-on access to their favorite games.” Further specifics on tickets and the event’s schedule will be shared in the “coming weeks.”