E3 2021 is over, but there are still many more events and trade fairs waiting for us in the summer – and with them many exciting announcements and revelations.
There hasn’t been too much to see from Electronic Arts yet, but that will change next month: On July 22nd, 2021, EA Play, the American publisher’s big live event, will take place.
In addition to new information about Battlefield 2042 and the likely reveal of Fifa 22, industry insider Jeff Grubb also says that a dead game series is to be breathed new life into.
The internet is hoping for dead space
Last Friday, Grubb said in his podcast that there was a big surprise waiting for us at the upcoming EA Play: An established brand should celebrate its comeback. The insider did not say what it was about – you can find the relevant excerpt in the embedded YouTube video at 45:11.
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He only revealed that many players will be happy about the announcement and that EA Motive (Star Wars: Squadrons) is responsible for the development. A short time later, he delivered another hint on Twitter:
“We’re going to see it … if we’re not dead first. (Europe: We’ll see if we’re not dead before.)”
Because the word “dead” appears in his tweet, many fans are hoping for a fourth part or a reboot of the science fiction horror game. However, fans of space technician Isaac Clarke might get excited too soon.
Jeff Grubb himself replied to an article on the American website Video Games Chronicle with only a picture of the monkey from Black & White, who is kicking a few farmers in the air. He writes: “EA with all your guesses”.
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What could come instead?
If Grubb is right and an old EA brand will actually return that is not called Dead Space, there are still enough exciting alternatives:
Black & White: The god simulation tested by Grubb still has many fans who appreciate the unusual gameplay.
Mirror’s Edge: The second part of the parkour action game was five years ago. Many fans would certainly be happy to see Faith again.
NBA Live: EA’s last basketball game was released in 2017 for PS4 and Xbox One, and the last offshoot for PC was eight years ago.
Command & Conquer: C&C has also been silent for a long time – the last new title was a mobile game in 2018. But maybe the success of the Remastered Collection has given EA new courage for real-time strategy?
Burnout: The racing games with a focus on spectacular crashes also got a remaster in 2020 – is EA now planning the attack on Forza Horizon 5?
- SSX: Snowboard games are trendy again right now, with Riders Republic and Shredders two promising titles are in development. EA may also want a piece of the fun sports pie.
- Army of Two: Do you remember the three-part co-op shooter series from 2008 to 2013 that were not released for the PC? Co-op games like It Takes Two or A Way Out have enjoyed great popularity in the past.
Syndicate: The RTS games with an ISO perspective from the nineties are probably familiar to some of you. In 2012, Syndicate released a reboot in the form of a cyberpunk first-person shooter. Does EA want to compete with Cyberpunk 2077?
Do you want a return for Spielerie? Let us know in the comments!