With just three months to go until E3 begins, many companies are starting to reveal their plans for the show. While Microsoft is apparently planning a fantastic show, many were surprised by Sony's announcement that they wouldn't be attending the conference at all. While EA will definitely still be there, bringing their EA PLAY show to gamers around the world, they've also revealed that they won't be holding their traditional press conference.
The idea of foregoing a press conference is so their "celebration of play" is focused on "less talk and more play". Beginning on June 7th, the publisher will hold a kickoff event where the press conference is replaced by multiple live streams that will occur over the following two days, focusing on gameplay and developer insights into the games on show.
This will then be followed by the EA PLAY fanfest on June 8-9th. The free-to-attend event gives players the chance to get their own hands on with the games. There will also be a Creators Cave where content creators will stream their own gameplay content worldwide.
This doesn't mean there won't be any developer talks or news from the show, just that it will be spread out over the event rather than all appearing within a single hour show. As always, we'll be on hand to bring you that news as we get it.
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