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EA & Microsoft Will Be Hosting Live Shows at gamescom 2017

July 19, 2017 Written by Jason Dunning

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Detailing their gamescom 2017 plans, EA announced that they’ll be hosting a Live Show on Monday, August 21 at 9:30am PT/12:30pm ET, “where you’ll be the first to see new gameplay, live matches, and a few surprises as well.” They also revealed that EA.com will be the place where you’ll find all the “breaking news, gameplay reveals, trailers, community content, deep dive features, behind-the-scenes stories and much, much more.”

During the actual gamescom 2017 event, which runs from August 22 to 26, EA will have close to 400 gameplay stations featuring Star Wars Battlefront II, Need for Speed Payback, FIFA 18, the In the Name of Tsar DLC for Battlefield 1, and some of their top mobile games. EA’s booth will also be host to gameplay deep dives, producer interviews, competitions, and more.

EA added, “Some of the top content creators and influencers in the world will be producing content right from the EA Business Lounge, capturing gameplay footage, making stories, and streaming directly to you from the show floor, with content coming from Star Wars Battlefront II, Need for Speed Payback, Battlefield 1, The Sims 4, The Sims Mobile, FIFA Mobile, and more.”

Expect more details on EA’s gamescom plans in the coming weeks.

Microsoft, meanwhile, announced that they’ll be hosting an Xbox Live Show at gamescom on Sunday, August 20 at 12pm PT/3pm ET. It will feature the latest Xbox One X news and announcements. They also teased that “there will even be a few surprises and giveaways along the way.”

The Xbox One X will then be playable on the show floor.

If you’re wondering about Sony’s presence at gamescom, they haven’t confirmed anything yet, but Jim Ryan did say at E3, “We didn’t do a European show last year. We made a really conscious decision to pile the content into E3 last year, and without giving anything away … it would be nice to do something in Europe this year. So that’s something we’re looking at very carefully.”

What do you hope to see from EA at gamescom?

[Source: EA, Major Nelson]