The typical Summer showcase lineup continues to shrink.
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Back in the day, we used to enjoy a decent lineup of gaming tradeshows during the Summertime period. We had E3, we had showcases from Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft. Now? Well, we're not sure. E3 still seems to be in question. There's that Summer Game Fest coming again this year, but that had a super underwhelming first showing last year. And now? Now, EA has also cancelled their annual EA Play Live showcase.

A representative of EA, in a statement provided to IGN, say that instead of hosting a traditional EA Play Live in 2022, they will instead reveal more on their ongoing projects "when the time is right for each of them."

We love EA Play Live as it's our way of connecting with our players and sharing what’s new with all of you. However, this year things aren't lining up to show you everything on one date. We have exciting things happening at our world-class studios and this year we’ll reveal much more about these projects when the time is right for each of them. We look forward to spending time with you throughout the year!
EA, like many other industry leaders, often hosted a conference or game showcase right around the same time as the annual E3 events in June. EA began their EA Play events in 2016, where they often had playable versions of upcoming games available for fans and a lot of celebrities to try out live on stream. Last year, EA Play Live was an online-only event thanks to COVID-19.