Although E3 2017 is still a couple of months away, plenty of video game companies have been putting the final touches on their plans for the event. This is certainly true of EA, which is running its EA Play event alongside the main E3 expo. Now, the publisher has released more details surrounding its plans for EA Play 2017.
For starters, EA has confirmed that Saturday, June 10 will see an "all-new broadcast experience" take place. At noon, this broadcast will be viewable by EA's around-the-world audience, with those going to the Hollywood Palladium for EA's E3 2017 event also along for the ride. According to EA, this will showcase some of the publisher's biggest games for the rest of 2017.
Following on from this will be the EA Game Changers Creators Caves. This part of EA Play will allow global community creators to interact directly with development teams, taking part in livestream events and capturing early game footage to share with those outside of the event itself. Meanwhile, the core of EA Play will revolve around the Player Fanfest, with EA fans able to take part in over 140 different game stations and demos.
Further to this, EA has reiterated that EA Play will be built for both those able to attend in person and those keeping up with the news online. So, those looking to be involved with interviews, gameplay, and other content will still have something to look forward to. However, those who are looking to be right there at EA Play will have the chance to get free tickets from April 20.
EA initially ran EA Play back in 2016, but it's clear that the 2017 event is going to ramp things up even further. Fans of EA franchises already have some locked-in games that will be available, such as Star Wars Battlefront 2 and the new Need for Speed, and there are bound to be some surprises in store to boot.
Overall, though, this year's E3 and its sister events are going to be something of a surprise for all. E3 2017 is going to be open to the public, instead of its previous status as an industry event, and so interested gamers will be able to check things out first-hand. Whether this can help expand the reach of E3 itself only time will tell, but it may well be that this will help the expo's influence grow even further.
EA Play 2017 will take place between June 10-12, with tickets becoming available on April 20.
Source: Electronic Arts