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This year, E3 2017 will kick off with EA Play, the second annual off-site event hosted by Electronic Arts. For the weekend and through the beginning of E3, attendees will be able to check out some of the new games EA has in the works, from high profile sequels to mainstays of the sports genre.
But before the doors open for the EA Play hands-on portion of the event, Electronic Arts will offer gamers around the world a closer look at its upcoming slate of games as part of its press conference. This will include titles that are set to release later this year, updates to current games, and teases for the future.
Star Wars Battlefront 2
EA’s big title for the show is likely to be Star Wars Battlefront 2, which made its official debut a few months ago. However, when the title was initially shown off, the focus was on the single player campaign, with only some small mentions of multiplayer.
That should change during the press conference, as it is expected that developer DICE will unveil multiplayer gameplay for Star Wars Battlefront 2. Single player may also play a part of the festivities, but multiplayer is going to be front and center, including a 40-player online battle.
Need for Speed Playback
The recently revealed Need for Speed Payback should also make an appearance during the show, offering attendees and viewers a chance to see the game in action. The first trailer for the game focused on a mix of story and action, but there was true look at gameplay. That should change.
FIFA 18, Madden NFL 18, and NHL 18
EA Sports always takes up a large chunk of EA’s press conferences, and things should be no different this year. Madden NFL 18 and FIFA 18 are going to be the centerpieces of EA Sports’ presentation, if not the only pieces. FIFA found great success last year by adding a story to its career mode, and Madden is following suit this year. Expect to hear more about the new features each game is bringing to the table, and perhaps some famous faces to boot.
BioWare and More
The Mass Effect series may be on ice but that doesn’t mean EA can’t potentially talk about DLC or add-ons for Andromeda during the press conference. It might be a strange place to mention such things considering BioWare employees were “reallocated” not that long ago, but Andromeda players are hopeful that there will be more content added to the game.
It may also be early, but BioWare could talk about its new IP, codenamed Dylan. Given how Andromeda turned out it might not be the time for BioWare to talk about a new game, but something fresh could help fans forget Mass Effect‘s shortcomings as well.
Titanfall 2 might also make an appearance, if only to talk about continued support for Respawn Entertainment’s game. Granted, there has already been a lot of DLC released for Titanfall 2, but that doesn’t mean there won’t be more.
Then, of course, there are the unknown quantities – the unannounced IPs that EA will tease or unveil during the show. There hasn’t been much speculation about EA’s unannounced properties, but there is sure to be at least one or two surprising at the press conference.