22 Jul 2021 1:22 PM +00:00

7 Things to Watch Out for at EA Play Live 2021 Today

It's finally time! EA Play Live 2021 happens today and we're really excited for what they're going to show off.

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We know that the annual slate of sports titles will be shown off, but everything else is shrouded in mystery. Here are 7 things to watch out for at EA Play Live 2021 today.

FIFA 22 Career Mode News

Following the gameplay reveal on Tuesday, we should see more from FIFA 22 at EA Play Live today.

Since gameplay was the focus of the Spotlight event, the EA Play details will likely be focused on the game modes and any overhauls they might be getting.

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While we've heard little about the mode so far, Career Mode is rumoured to be getting a full overhaul in the new game, following years of minor updates and major disappointment.

Hopefully these rumours are true and Career Mode gets the attention it deserves. Also, we wouldn't be surprised if EA Play Live marks the first time we hear about Ultimate Team.

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Dead Space Remake

This one is likely to be the big non-sporting reveal of the showcase. The leaks and rumours have been so widespread that it's almost certain that a Dead Space Remake will finally be revealed.

After the franchise's YouTube logo was changed a few weeks ago, and Jeff Grubb confirmed that a remake was coming, fans knew that news was imminent.

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Since EA Play Live 2021 is the publisher's biggest show of the year, today would be the perfect time to revive the series.

Rumours suggest that the remake will follow the trend set by Resident Evil, completely remaking the original for modern audiences. Maybe it'll see the full revival of the series down the line.

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Sims 5 & Cottage Living News

Today has the potential to be a huge day for Sims fans. Not only is The Sims 4's latest expansion pack, Cottage Living, set to release today, but it's possible that The Sims 5 is revealed during EA Play Live 2021.

Presumably following some promotion of Cottage Living, which we'll have guides on really soon, a reveal of The Sims 5 would make a lot of sense.

It has been 8 years since The Sims 4 launched, so it really is time for The Sims 5.

If multiplayer really is set to be a big component of the new game, as was teased by the developers, it would be great to see exactly how that's going to work at EA Play Live.

Apex Legends Season 10 Reveal

More Apex Legends Season 10 details is another sure fire reveal for EA Play Live.

We already know when the new season is starting, and who the new hero is, but we're due to hear more about the map changes, new weapon, and some of the new features.

We'll inevitably be provided more details on the new season during the showcase, possibly even focusing on just one of those new areas.

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Racing Games Galore

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Need for Speed and Burnout have always been EA's flagship racing titles, but the publisher's acquisition of Codemasters fills out their portfolio even more.

Which games we might actually see during EA Play Live, we're not sure, but you can bank on seeing one or two reveals.

Dirt Rally 3 is the one that makes the most sense, with it being next in the Dirt series schedule, but we could see something from the likes of GRID, Need for Speed, or if we're dreaming, something on the future of Burnout.

Under the EA banner, Codemasters games could be bigger than ever, showcasing expanded modes and impressive graphics. Hopefully today is the day we find out.

Battlefield 2042 Maps & Modes

News about Battlefield 2042 has been almost constant since it was revealed back in June. We know what modes will be included, when it will come out, what the setting is, and more, but DICE confirmed that more details are to come.

We expect to hear more about the prospect of older Battlefield maps being remade and included in 2042.

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Previous games in the series have been made free recently, with fans speculating that it's so that players are familiar with older maps before they're re-released in the new game.

Since the nostalgia of old maps is pretty exciting, EA Play Live would be a great time to show them off. After all, we know almost everything else there is to know about the game already, unless there are some surprises prepared.

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More Madden 22 Details

Finally, Madden is another game that will 100% make an appearance. Much like FIFA 22, news has been drip fed to us over the last few weeks, but a blow out today at EA Play Live is on the cards.

We expect the time spent on Madden 22 to be a bit more general, focusing on the game and its new features more than any specific mode.

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Of course, EA will want to sell the game, so expect news on bonuses, MUT, and more, as well as a repeat of details on pre order.

Many of the player ratings will be revealed throughout the week next week, so we have that to look forward to.

Today, though, we're in the dark about what to expect. We know for sure that it'll make an appearance of some kind, however.