Gaming news for EA Sports is about to heat up to a fever pitch, and it all gets rolling with Summer Game Fest ahead of E3 2021.
We've got all the details on how to watch E3 2021 and Summer Game Fest and what to expect from EA Sports about major titles like Madden 22, FIFA 22, and more.
EA Sports (Trailer?) at Summer Game Fest
While much of the focus heading into this weekend is on E3 2021 with a plethora of big reveals expected, things get rolling on Thursday with Summer Game Fest.
The event presented by Prime Gaming will kick this extended gaming weekend off with a bang, and EA (as well as EA Sports) are just one of the major Summer Game Fest Partners.
We don't know for sure that all of the Summer Game Fest Partners will be revealing something during the event, but it looks like a strong possibility that at least one franchise will have a trailer dropped.
There will be two superstar franchises people watch to see an announcement for at Summer Game Fest, and the first is definitely Madden 22.
With the title only hinted at through a recent comment about the cover athlete, all eyes are on EA Sports to see how they reveal the game and set Madden 22 apart from last year's installment.
The same rings true for FIFA 22, which is easily the biggest and most globally recognized franchise in the EA Sports catalogue.
If EA Sports wants to make a major impact at Summer Game Fest, a trailer or reveal for FIFA 22 is exactly the way they might do that.
While not quite as massive when compared to powerhouses like FIFA 22 and Madden 22, we know that NHL 22 has a dedicated fanbase that is excited to see who gets picked for the cover of this year's game.
With high hopes for gameplay improvements that bring the series into a new era on next gen consoles, NHL 22 could drop a groundbreaking trailer at Summer Game Fest.
NBA Live 22
As of now, we don't have confirmation NBA Live 22 is even happening, especially considering the last two installments of the franchise reboot were cancelled.
With Luka Doncic reportedly jumping ship to 2K Sports and now in line for a potential cover slot on NBA 2K22, we could see EA make an NBA Live 22 reveal to keep their series in the conversation.
EA Sports PGA Tour
While we don't have a confirmed release date, EA Sports PGA Tour is currently slated for a 2022 release with anticipation now starting to build.
If they've got something ready, Summer Game Fest would be the perfect time to make an impact and pull attention away from PGA Tour 2K22 and Tiger Woods.
EA Sports College Football (NCAA 23)
As of now, the game we know the least about here is the upcoming EA Sports College Football series which will reboot the former NCAA gaming franchise.
EA Sports College Football, which some still call NCAA 23, is reportedly still a few years away from returning, but EA Sports could build some buzz with early game footage or hype at Summer Game Fest.
Summer Game Fest & E3 2021 Schedule
E3 2021 is currently slated to take place from June 12, 2021 to June 15, 2021 with multiple events scheduled each of those four days.
Summer Game Fest is expected to have events in the two days preceding E3 2021, starting with their Kickoff Live show on June 10, 2021 at 11am PT (2pm ET/1pm CT).
There does appear to be some crossover, as Summer Game Fest is advertising a few events (such as the Xbox + Bethesda Games Showcase) that are also part of the E3 2021 schedule.
Fortunately, the digital nature of these events means watching them live won't be a difficult task for anyone who wants to catch the latest news.
How to Watch Summer Game Fest Live
If you're looking forward to watching the Kickoff Live for Summer Game Fest on Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 11am PT (2pm ET/1pm CT), you're already at the right place.
You can watch the event live from right here, and it will also be available on Twitch, Twitter, Facebook, and other major livestream platforms.