While they were not featured in E3 2019‘s EA Play livestream, three new indie games were announced during the studio event just after the stream. In a press release, EA announced partnerships with three indie studios to create several new games: Zoink Games (Fe and Flipping Death), Glowmade, and Hazelight Studios (A Way Out). The games that each are working on will be EA Originals.
“We continue to connect innovative and creatively distinct new games from the best and boldest independent game makers to a global audience of players.” EA executive vice president of strategic growth Matt Bilbey said in the press release. “We want to offer our players the broadest, highest quality content possible, with the best access possible.”
Zoink Games is creating Lost in Random, a game that mixes together both action and strategy within a dark fantasy world. Glowmade is developing a co-op RPG called RustHeart, which sees a young hero and their robot sidekick explore an alien multiverse. Hazelight Studios’ game remains unannounced, but EA’s press release describes the title as “a fresh take on the challenges of working together.”
This year, EA Play focused on the publisher’s larger, more mainstream titles. The livestream began with a gameplay reveal of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, which saw Cal Kestis cut through Storm and Purge Troopers with his lightsaber in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice-looking, tactical combat and also pull off supernatural feats with his array of Force powers. We were also treated to a familiar face and provided additional hints that Fallen Order takes place a few years before Rogue One.
The rest of EA Play showcased what to expect in Season 2 of Apex Legends (including start date, a new Legend named Wattson, a Titanfall 2 fan-favorite LMG, and a dragon), revealed where BioWare stands on Anthem, announced changes coming to the new FIFA and Madden games, and highlighted a bunch of new content for The Sims 4.