The biggest announcements from EA Play Live 2021

At EA Play Live, the game publisher spent around an hour detailing the future of some of its biggest franchises. And while much of the news was to be expected, a few surprises snuck in — including an all-too-brief tease of a return to a horror favorite. If you missed the show, here are the most notable things EA revealed.

The best was saved for last, with a quick tease of a full-on remake of the original Dead Space, which promises to update the survival horror classic for modern hardware. There isn’t much to go on just yet — it doesn’t even have a release date — but the new version of Dead Space will launch on the PC, PS5, and Xbox Series X.

One of the bigger surprises was the reveal of Battlefield Portal, a mode for Battlefield 2042 that’s built around user-generated content. The mode will feature all seven maps from the base 2042 game, along with six maps from classic Battlefield titles, which can then be remixed by customizing modes, settings, along with weapons, soldiers, and other content pulled from multiple era-spanning Battlefield games: 2042, 1942, Bad Company 2, and BF3. There’s even a logic editor (though EA says you won’t be able to edit the maps), and user creations can then be uploaded so others can play them, too. Portal will launch alongside 2042 on October 22nd.

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