EA Play Live 2021 - 6 Biggest Announcements

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EA Play 2021
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When EA didn't show up to E3 this year we all assumed that it was because they didn't have enough to show us - the couple of news snippets they would have presented would surely be dwarfed by the other conferences. Right?

In fact, the complete opposite is true. EA gave us so much new gaming information this month that it would have been difficult for them to squeeze it all into a single conference.

So they didn't put it all into a single conference. They waited until this month and gave us four smaller conferences and one large finale showcase. Whilst this article will focus on what was shown at the big 40-minute presentation I'll briefly list off what was presented at the other four events.

The first event titled "The Future of FPS" focussed on Apex Legends and Battlefield 2042.

Secondly, there was "EA Originals <3s Independent Studios" which was mostly interviews with developers on some upcoming EA Originals

Next, there was the event titled "Madden NFL 22 All-Access: Scouting" that focused on what else but Madden NFL 22, which is coming August 17th.

Finally, "FIFA Next Gen Gameplay Powered by HyperMotion Technology" showed off new gameplay on the upcoming FIFA 22, which is coming October 1st.

So with that, let's take a look at the most exciting announcements from EA's main event.

6. Grid Legends

EA Play 2021
Electronic Arts

For a company that once said "single-player, 25-hours-and you’re out. I think that model is finished" in regard to single-player gaming being dead, EA sure has been giving us a lot of single-player experiences. Case in point GRID Legends, a game produced by Codemasters - a company that focuses on racing games and was recently brought by EA.

GRID Legends easily could have been a multiplayer exclusive title and nobody would have been annoyed. The title is a racing game, and it's rare nowadays for those kinds of games to have anything you can do on your own.

That doesn't mean it's a single-player only experience. The game has been confirmed to have online multiplayer but the trailer we were shown focused on the single-player campaign, establishing interesting characters each of which want to be the best, all conveyed in well-performed live-action scenes.

GRID Legends looks like a fun racing game and is expected to be released at some point during 2022 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC.

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