EA Play Live 2021: Everything Revealed At The Event (VIDEO)
Carrying itself apart from the E3 2021/Summer Game Fest proceedings, this year’s EA Play Live event has been hyped to be the grand finale of this season’s big reveals. While the Austin Creed-hosted presentation forwent some of its biggest guns such as the new Dragon Age, one of two Star Wars projects, and the long-awaited Skate 4, the actual event itself delivered the goods in a number of solid ways, most notably with the reveal of a Dead Space remake. All the big announcements from EA Play Live 2021 can be viewed below.
Announced at the top of the main show, GRID Legends was presented as the latest racer from Codemasters, sporting the series’ familiar driving gameplay along with a full story campaign that places players “at the heart of the action.” The game is set to introduce several new locations, modes, and features such as “multi-class mixed racing,” which allows vehicles such as big rigs, open-wheelers, and hypercars like the Aston Martin Valkyrie to race alongside each other at once. GRID Legends releases in 2022 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
Apex Legends: Emergence
Following up a recent reveal video, Apex Legends game director Chad Grenier rolled out all sorts of new ability details for Seer for his debut in Season 10: Emergence. Seer’s abilities are likened to fellow character Bloodhound, centering on tracking others through an army of drones embedded in his chest. Adding to the stealth-oriented moveset, he also includes a “heartbeat sensor” that drops hints to where an enemy might be hiding. Seer’s ultimate is along these same lines, creating a sphere that tracks anyone that crosses it. We were also treated to one of his finishers, seen below.
Here’s a look at one of Seer’s finishers.
Gameplay trailer coming on Monday, July 26. pic.twitter.com/7XRz14INci
— Apex Legends News (@alphaINTEL) July 22, 2021
Apex Legends: Emergence begins August 3rd for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Lost In Random
Touted as the latest indie under the EA Originals banner, Lost In Random also received a proper gameplay showcase, offering a new look at Zoink Games’tabletop-inspired fantasy adventure. The trailer showed off the game’s very Alice: Madness Returns-esque gothic atmosphere as well as a few actiony splices of dice-accompanied card combat. Alongside the new footage, Lost In Random additionally saw the reveal of a release date, set to launch September 10th for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
Knockout City: Fight at the Movies
Following the game’s launch in May, Knockout City is preparing an all-new Season 2 of content themed after the big screen. Titled ‘Fight at the Movies,’ the self-proclaimed “dodge-brawler” introduces the new Holowood Drive-In arena, which changes according to the movie shown on-screen; as well as the new Soda Ball that blasts opponents with a refreshingly sticky beverage. Knockout City Season 2 releases July 27th for PC, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
Following last month’s decidedly epic reveal event, EA Play Live and the newly-renamed Ripple Effect Studios offered a new round of announcements for Battlefield 2042, namely a new community-based mode called Battlefield Portal. Allowing players to mix and match content (weapons, vehicles, maps, etc.) and forge new match rules from current (2042) and past entries of the series (1942, Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3) and share their creations with others. Portal also comes with a built-in logic editor for those who want to go even further with match customization.
Battlefield 2042 launches with the Portal platform on October 22nd for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
Dead Space Remake
Saving the biggest surprise for last, EA Play Live ended with the long-rumored reveal of the Dead Space remake. The upcoming release is currently underway by Star Wars Squadrons and Battlefront 2 developer Motive Studios and is set to be “completely rebuilt from the ground up” and feature “jaw-dropping visual fidelity and improvements to gameplay,” while also “staying true to the original” 2008 game. The Dead Space remake is set to release for PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S.
What do you think? Were you impressed by the showings at EA Play Live, or were you only here for Dead Space in the end? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more new game announcements recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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