EA Play Is Going Digital, and It Better Bring Dragon Age News, So Help Me God

Just a single trailer. Please.

E3 might be skipping 2020, but Electronic Arts’ associated event EA Play is still on, at least as a digital event in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

The presentation will take place on June 11 at 4 p.m. Pacific, and will stream through EA’s various channels and the EA Play website. While the company didn’t specify much of anything in its announcement, we can probably assume the usual suspects of the EA Sports catalog will make an appearance. So expect some Madden and some FIFA. Also, the company has exclusive rights to the Star Wars franchise, so we’re likely to see something new on that front. Recently a Star Wars game called Project Maverick appeared on the PlayStation Network store, but we haven’t heard anything about it since. Although, there have been a fair bit of reports of Star Wars projects being cancelled within EA, so we’ll have to wait and see what makes it to the EA Play stage in June.

In other news:

But look…

We know what we all really need to hear about at this EA Play 2020, and it’s not the things we already know are going to be there. We know we’ll see someone throw a football, we know we’ll see a lightsaber charge up, but you know what we don’t know with a shred of certainty will make an appearance during EA Play? The game currently known publicly as Dragon Age 4, or as the social media campaign calls it #TheDreadWolfRises.

I know there’s a strong chance we’ll probably see the revamped version of Bioware’s looter shooter Anthem, which as ill-advised as I personally believe that to be, is coming, and is taking up a fair bit of Bioware’s resources as we speak. But at this point, Dragon Age 4 is such an enigma to me that the only way I know it actually exists is because Bioware’s Mark Darrah tweets about it. It’s been almost two years since it was officially announced at the 2018 Game Awards, and there’s a strong possibility it’s going to be some unrecognizable monstrosity of live service game nonsense, but I’ve just got to know.

So here’s my plea to you Bioware:

Given the news and reports that have come out about this game, I fully expect it to be exactly everything I don’t want out of a new Dragon Age, one that makes it some multiplayer-driven loot game that dismisses the people of the Dragon Age universe because it foolishly believes its world is more interesting than the people who live in it. But please, I just need a small crumb of information about my boyfriend Dorian Pavus. Is he okay? Is he keeping in contact with my Inquisitor, who I don’t doubt you will cast aside in favor of a new protagonist with significantly fewer ties to the fight against Solas because you believe that is the way that the series must be?

I will sit through the sports and the galaxy far, far away. Just give me some Dragon Age news, too.

Or a Mass Effect trilogy remaster.