BioWare will not be showing the next Dragon Age or the next Mass Effect game at EA Play Live 2021, but EA's upcoming show might still have something special in store for players to experience.
Late last year, we finally got confirmation that Dragon Age 4 was in development. We later learned that a new Mass Effect game was on the way, too. Unfortunately, we won't be seeing either of these at the upcoming EA Play Live event.
"We’re hard at work creating the next [Dragon Age] and [Mass Effect] games and have some exciting stuff coming to [Star Wars: The Old Republic] this year," read a tweet from BioWare. "While we won’t be showing anything at EA Play Live, be sure to check out our SWTOR Livestream at 12PM PT today for info on what’s to come!"
BioWare Won't Be at EA Play Live, but the Show Might Still Have Something Special
Although BioWare won't be showing up at EA Play Live 2021, the show might still have something special in store. EA has announced the debut of "EA Play Live Spotlight" — a series of broadcasts that will focus on specific games and subjects.
"[EA Play Live Spotlight] is about connecting you to games you love and the people who make them," read today's announcement from Electronic Arts. "This means throughout the month of July, we’ll have five different broadcasts total, made up of four individual Spotlights to start and then the one main show. An easy way to think about Spotlights are they’re like panels, where the main show is a collection of our games with new things to reveal."
A total of four panels have been announced:
- The Future of First-Person Shooters (July 8, 2021, at 1:00 PM ET) – A panel discussing the upcoming release of Battlefield 2042 and the future of first-person shooters in general.
- EA <3s Independent Studios (July 13, 2021, at 1:00 PM ET) – A discussion about the "vital role indies play in the industry" featuring the creators of It Takes Two, Lost in Random, and Knockout City.
- Madden NFL 22 All-Access: Scouting - How the Community is Shaping Madden NFL 22 (July 19, 2021, at 1:00 PM ET) – A panel discussing how fans have affected the development of Madden NFL 22 and a deep dive into the game's new "scouting" feature.
- More EA SPORTS! (July 20, 2021, at 1:00 PM ET) – More details about other EA Sports properties; no specific games have been mentioned just yet.
Aside from the details on these panels, there's something else interesting that may be on the way — VentureBeat is reporting that Motive Studios is working on a Dead Space remake. This is not a remaster, mind; rather, VentureBeat's sources indicate that it's aiming to reinvent the original in a style similar to the recent Resident Evil remakes, blending the old and new into something better.
That's about all we know for now. While BioWare won't be making a showing at EA's upcoming show, you can watch the main EA Play Live 2021 show on July 22, 2021, starting at 1:00 PM ET. In the meantime, you can tune into the the official Twitch channel for Star Wars: The Old Republic starting at 3:00 PM ET to see what BioWare has planned for the game's 10th anniversary and beyond.
Are you disappointed that BioWare won't be at EA Play Live 2021? Do you think the new Mass Effect game and new Dragon Age game can live up to their predecessors? Let us know in the comments below!