E3 2019 preview: EA Play predictions and expectations

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What else we’ll see — Battlefield V & more

Those won’t be the only things being shown off, though. Here’s what else EA has in store, plus a little nugget of speculation on our part:

Battlefield V updates

DICE’s only scheduled presence at EA Play appears to just be for their flagship franchise. The latest title missed sales targets last year, but it is still getting constant updates and support, including the Firestorm battle royale mode.

A pair of new maps and modes are still scheduled for June releases, and this might be the place where folks get a first look and what’s still to come this year. The Battlefield V portion of the stream will take place at 10:30 a.m. PT on Saturday, June 8.

The Sims 4

Yeah, we’re as surprised as you are. Nevertheless, The Sims 4 will have something to show at EA Play this year that’s worthy of being featured in the livestream. The game was recently a free download on Origin, likely in an effort to attract new players in the wake of a new expansion. If that were to happen, what it would entail is almost anyone’s guess. Either way, this is easily the biggest wild card on the schedule of events.

The Sims 4 will close out EA Play’s stream at 12:00 p.m. PT on Saturday, June 8.

Maybe a new EA Original?

Likely the biggest chance for a surprise at the show will be in the form of a possible new EA Original title.

Sea of Solitude, for example, was announced last year and will finally see a July release. Even if it’s not shown in the form of a presentation, still expect to see a bit of last-minute promo work for it with a few weeks until launch.

A new EA Original could also be expected, though maybe not nearly as likely. EA hasn’t really teased anything that could indicate a surprise announcement is coming, but that’s what makes tuning into E3 so much fun.