Yesterday, game developer and publisher Electronic Arts gave its Play Live presentation in lieu of E3 being cancelled, and for those who may have missed the livestream, we’ve compiled a list of all the highlights you need to know about.
Perhaps the biggest title featured in the whole event, the upcoming dogfighter Star Wars: Squadrons released its first gameplay trailer, giving fans of the franchise a closer look at what the game would entail. It will feature a single-player campaign mode which will put you in the shoes of numerous pilots on both the Empire and New Republic factions, piloting eight different ships which no doubt include the legendary X-Wing and Tie Fighter. There’ll also be a 5v5 multiplayer mode that supports cross-play between various consoles and PC, as well as flat-screen and virtual reality, although the game can be played entirely in VR as well. EA has set its release date to October 2.
On the battle royale front, EA has announced that its beloved Apex Legends will be arriving to both Steam and the Nintendo Switch, with new content named Lost Treasures arriving June 23. Speaking of the Switch, aside from Apex Legends, it’ll be getting six other EA titles over the next 12 months, one of them being Burnout Paradise, which launches today.
Fans will also be delighted to learn that a new Skate game is currently in the works, just as the remake for Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 & 2 was announced last month. There’s not a lot of information about it for the time being as its still in a very early stage of production, but the studio admitted that the game’s fans “commented this into existence.”
Finally, there are two other upcoming titles worth mentioning. First up, A Way Out developer Hazelight is now working on its third game, which will be named It Takes Two. Aimed for release in 2021, the game is said to be a “co-op action adventure platformer that will blow your fucking mind away.” Secondly, EA will soon be releasing Rocket Arena on July 14, a game developed by indie studio Final Strike Games. Originally announced last year, the closed beta played as a first-person shooter, but it has reportedly been converted into a third-person experience now. The game will be available for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One as well as on PC via Origin and Steam, crossplay supported.
If you missed the livestream and would like to check it out, you can watch the entire video above.
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— Electronic Arts (@EA) June 18, 2020