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Dead Space, Battlefield Portal and everything else at EA Play Live

Have you got those post-E3 blues? EA Play Live has you covered with a short presentation that packed a punch.

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Have you got those post-E3 blues? EA Play Live has you covered with a short presentation that packed a punch.

EA Play Live arrived yesterday with a relatively brief presentation showcasing some of EA’s hottest properties. Hosted by the energetic Xavier Woods (a.k.a Austin Creed), we got a look at the future of games like Apex Legends, as well as some upcoming newbies.

Opening up the show, EA were keen to reap the rewards of their $1.2 billion Codemasters acquisition with the announcement of Grid Legends. Featuring a live-action campaign mode, as well as what looks to be some chaotic driving fun, Grid Legends will launch in 2022.

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Next up was Apex Legends and its upcoming 10th season, called Emergence. The latest season will introduce a new Legend, Seer, who will utilize nano-drones to become the latest recon Legend to join the roster. Emergence also sees changes to the World’s Edge map, the arrival of a new weapon, and the launch of Ranked Arenas. Emergence is set to give you a whole other reason to get hooked on Apex. I will finish the battle pass this season!

Switching gears, there was a closer look at the stop-motion style adventure game Lost in Random. You’ll play as Odd, a young girl separated from her sister in a magical and oddly disturbing realm. Alongside the help of your magical dice, you’ll fight your way back to your sister. Lost in Random has a confirmed September 10, 2021 release date.

We then got a look at the film-themed second season of content for dodgeball-centric Knockout City. Season 2 kicks off on July 27, 2021.

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However, as everyone was hoping, Battlefield 2042 did show its face. Sadly, EA did not reveal anything on their evolution of battle royale, Hazard Zone, but they did unveil something equally exciting. Battlefield Portal is one of the upcoming shooters three strands and puts match control in the player’s hands. With fully customisable servers, players will be able to pit defibrillators against knives, robots against tanks, and so on. And with content spanning Battlefield 1942, Battlefield 3, Bad Company 2 and 2042, there will be lots of weapons, vehicles, soldiers and maps to play around with.

And just before we left, EA gave us a little tease of the previously leaked remake of Dead Space. The ground-up remake is next-gen only and will feature improved gameplay as well as story and character. No release date as of yet on Dead Space, but we reckon we have quite the wait on our hands.

If you would like a quick rundown of everything announced at EA Play Live, here’s a handy list:

EA Play Live – July 22, 2021

  • Grid Legends – Coming 2022
  • Apex Legends: Emergence – Coming August 3, 2021
  • Lost in Random – Coming September 10, 2021
  • Knockout City Season 2 – July 27, 2021
  • Battlefield Portal – October 22, 2021
  • Dead Space – No release date yet.

You can also watch the show in full right here.


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