The EA Play Live event took place a few hours ago and contained a number of exciting games announcements. The live-streamed show focussed on near-future releases, sharing new trailers, reveals and gameplay footage. Highlights were probably the reveal of a Dead Space remake for modern hardware, and the Battlefield Portal creative mode for Battlefield 2042. EA also announced the Apex Legends Emergence update, Knockout City season 2, Grid Legends (from Codemasters), and more.
Above, you can see the Dead Space remake teaser trailer. It doesn't show you a lot, but at least EA used some of the game-in-development footage to show you the kind of visuals you might expect. This survival horror classic has been "completely rebuilt from the ground up by Motive Studios to offer a deeper and more immersive experience," says EA. Dead Space will feature completely rebuilt assets and all-new technology, leveraging the powerful Frostbite engine.
As a next gen thoroughly modern remake, this updated classic is only coming out on PlayStation5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. EA didn't offer up any release date information.
Battlefield Portal will be the second major experience provided for Battlefield 2042 owners (first was All-Out Warfare). In brief, you could call this expansion a creative mode for the game. Officially it is described as "an all-new, community-driven platform that will give players the ability to discover, create and share unexpected battles." The video showcases some left-of-field examples of Portal's application.
In Battlefield Portal users will be able to access every piece of content from Battlefield 2042’s sandbox – weapons, vehicles, specialists – and mix them up with assets from games like Battlefield 1942, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 3 – remade in BF2042's engine (Frostbite again). Specifically, the following maps / experiences are provided to the new Battlefield Builder tool users:
- Battlefield 1942‘s Battle of the Bulge, and El Alamein.
- Bad Company 2‘s Arica Harbor, and Valparaiso.
- Battlefield 3‘s Caspian Border, and Noshahr Canals.
Your creations will be playable and sharable from this update which arrives on 22nd October on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.
You can watch the full EA Play Live event stream below. The show starts at 33mins 30s in.