Hot Game Summer, the week of E3 and Summer Game Fest, where just about every major video game company showed up to present something to the public, may have quieted down, but it’s not entirely over. Because EA is still set to have its own presentation about a month from now in the form of EA Play. And based on a report from GamesBeat’s Jeff Grubb, the company is looking to reveal a revival of a dormant IP at the showcase on July 22.
Grubb said as much on a live stream late last week, noting that EA would be revealing a game he’d talked about in previous streams at the event next month. As VGC points out, Grubb has referenced a new project by EA Motive in past streams, including saying the studio was working on an established IP and, as recently as last week, said, “we’re going to see it… if we’re not dead first.”
In other EA news:
- Gary McKay is the New General Manager at Bioware
- DICE Announces Battlefield Mobile Game, Says Next Mainline Entry is Coming in 2021
- EA’s Gaping Maw Acquires Glu Mobile for $2.1 Billion
EA Motive has been primarily a Star Wars studio since its founding in 2015, having worked on both Star Wars Battlefront II and Star Wars: Squadrons. However, Star Wars is hardly a dormant IP, and the reference to being “dead” sounds like a thinly veiled reference to Dead Space, which hasn’t seen a new entry since 2013’s Dead Space 3. Original developer Visceral Games was shut down in 2017, leaving the series in limbo. But we won’t know for sure until EA Play.
Prior to this, Grubb’s sources leaked the existence of the Mass Effect: Legendary Edition remasters last year.