It’s never too early for E3 news as gamers are always speculating at what might be on display at the world’s largest yearly gaming convention. This year, EA has decided to give gamers a sneak peak at some of their upcoming releases.
In a press release, EA has announced their lineup of games for EA Play 2017, their second annual event during the Electronic Entertainment Expo. From June 10-12, players can get an early hands-on with the newest instalments in the Star Wars Battlefront, Need for Speed, Madden, FIFA and NBA LIVE franchises.
Probably the most interesting news is a playable demo for the next Star Wars Battlefront, which was initially announced five months after the release of the Battlefront reboot. While EA has addressed most gamers’ criticism of the first game—the lack of a proper single-player Conquest mode, space combat and the meager amount of levels at launch—it will be interesting to see how much new content will be playable at this year’s EA Play.
EA has confirmed that Star Wars Battlefront II will have a single player mode, although this could just mean a repackaging of multiplayer levels with “objectives,” much like Battlefield 1, and a selection of content spanning both the original trilogy and the prequels, and the new Star Wars films, framing it as not only a sequel, but a reboot of the original Star Wars Battlefront II which featured similar elements.
EA PLAY will be hosted at the Hollywood Palladium with tickets being made available on Apri 20, 2017 at 9 a.m. PT/6 p.m. CET.