E3 2019: Star Wars, Apex Legends and everything else announced at EA Play 2019 – CNET

The video game industry’s biggest event of the year is kicking off, with a series of announcements from Electronic Arts for its EA Play event for the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3 as it’s called.

EA showed off its highly anticipated new game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. which will tell the tale of a light saber-wielding hero shortly after Darth Vader and Emperor Palpatine grabbed power and formed the evil empire. 

 During the event, which was held Saturday June 8, EA showed about 15 minutes of gameplay, showing what people will experience about three hours into the story. In it, you play as Cal Kestis, a Jedi-in-training who wields a blue light saber. He also has a companion droid who sits on his back called BD-1. 

That isn’t the only big announcement EA has planned. The company is may also discuss its Anthem action adventure game, which launched to mixed reviews when it was released in February. 

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For its Apex Legends free-to-download last-man-standing battle royale game that launched in February. During the event, EA announced a “Season 2” update with a new character and a new weapon, among other things.

The game surprised the industry when it was released, quickly becoming popular among game streamers (some of whom were paid to help promote it). Months later, people still speak well of EA’s newest competitor to Epic’s Fortnite, though its popularity among streamers on Amazon’s Twitch live video service has dropped.

EA also said it plans to offer updates on its Battlefield war simulation series, as well as its FIFA soccer and Madden football franchises as well.

The livestream schedule

EA isn’t holding a traditional press conference this year. Instead, it’s holding a series of online streams from its EA Play fan event in Los Angeles. 

Last year, EA surprised fans with the announcement of a streaming game service as well as a surprise sequel to its adventure game Unravel

Upcoming E3 press conferences

Saturday, June 8

Sunday, June 9

Monday, June 10

Tuesday, June 11

  • Nintendo (livestream only) — 9 a.m. PT (noon ET)

We’re there

CNET is on the ground, covering covering E3 2019 alongside our sister site, GameSpot. We’ll update this page throughout the show as more games are announced.

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