New Star Wars: Battlefront, Need For Speed Games Will Be Playable At EA's E3 Event

The return of NBA Live will be there, too.


Having announced in January that it will again host its own separate E3 event this year, Electronic Arts has shared a list of some of the games that will be at EA Play in June.

Most notably, the new Star Wars Battlefront and Need for Speed games will both be playable for attendees, according to a post on its website today. EA has previously said the Battlefront sequel features more depth than the 2015 reboot, as well as a single-player campaign, but it's unclear if that will be available for fans to try at EA Play.

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This year's slate of sports games can also be played at the event, including Madden NFL 18, FIFA 18, and--most notably, given the series' prolonged absence--NBA Live 18.

EA teased that more games will be confirmed for the event in "the coming months," though it provided no further indication as to what those might be. The company has previously confirmed that new UFC and NHL games are in development, as is a new BioWare game that will be out by the end of March 2018.

As with last year's event, EA Play is open to the public, though you will need tickets in order to attend. The Hollywood-based event takes place June 10-12, just prior to the start of E3. Tickets go on sale on April 20 at 9 AM PST.

Last year's EA Play marked a major departure for EA. The company abandoned its usual space on the E3 show floor and instead launched its own event that was open in part to the public (E3 is an industry- and media-only event, although this year's opens partially to the public). It still had its traditional press conference where it announced new games, but the rest of the time was primarily devoted to allowing hands-on time with its games.

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