EA Play is the first big showcase of E3 2018.
The event sees the publisher get in early and show off its upcoming games before the likes of Microsoft, Bethesda, Sony, Nintendo, Ubisoft or Square Enix start rolling out their upcoming titles.
If the name wasn't already a dead giveaway, EA Play is effectively a press conference for Electronic Arts and will showcase their new releases set to arrive over the next few months and potentially well into 2019.
Unusually, EA Play is also a fan event with over 10 game experiences on show, 140 hands-on gaming stations, demos, live music and more.
As sure as night follows day, you can expect EA to show more information about FIFA 19 here, which is what this page will be focussed on.
Last year, we saw the event feature playable versions of the game on all the main home console systems - and the Nintendo Switch.
It's not unreasonable to expect the same again this year - albeit with maybe a slightly larger focus on the Switch.
Keep reading for a brief overview of evreything we know about FIFA 19 so far.
Alternatively, you can see everything we know so far about all the games that have been announced and shown at E3 2018 here.
FIFA 19 - What we already know
Release Date: TBC - Likely late September 2018
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch - Xbox One X/PS4 Pro Enhanced
Genre: Sports Sim
FIFA 19 - What is it?
Only the annuel EA Sports football game and unquestionably one of the biggest selling game series in thr world. However this years reveal is slightly different.
Usually by this stage EA Sports would have revealed something about the game, last year we already had previews by this stage. But the World Cup and FREE World Cup mode bolted onto FIFA 18 has seen the company approach the new release with more secracy.
There are, however, a few tiny details we do know about this next FIFA installment. For instance, Christiano Ronaldo will once again be the cover star (see above image) but it's plausible that by the time of release he may not be wearing that Real Madrid shirt.
Additionally, FIFA 18 producer Andrei Lazarescu confirmed the game would once again return to Nintendo Switch, unsurprisingly running on the same custom-built engine from last year.
Although, you can also expect it to see some graphical enhancements as the development team become more famillar with Nintendo Switch hardware.
Finally, we know that EA Sports have acquired the Champions League license from Konami and fierce rivals Pro Evolution Soccer. How EA Sports intend to integrate this into the game isn't clear right now, but you can be sure there will be some unique Champions League elements thrown into the base game and Ultimate Team.
We're fully expecting the nation to become opera singers screaming "THE CHAMPIONSSS!" in every household around the world.
FIFA 19 - When is it coming out?
EA Sports are yet to rubber stamp an official FIFA 19 release date for the game on PS4, Xbox One, PC or Nintendo Switch.
However, you can be sure we'll find out today at EA Play.
That being said, it doesn't take Sherlock Holmes to work out when we can expect FIFA 19 to arrive.
Typically the game will launch in late September and we would expect the game to drop at around the same time this year as well.
The only variable, as with every game this year, is whether EA decide to move the games launch forward ever so slightly to give it as much breathing room as possible from Red Dead Redemption 2 in October.
Rockstar's game has already forced several big AAA titles to move their own, usually reliable, release dates and as more titles look to avoid the Wild West sequel, we could see more titles spilling into late September.
So, as we mention, we wouldn't be at all surprised to see EA Sports release the game a little earlier this year.
E3 2018 SCHEDULE
Don't want to miss any of the E3 2018 action?
The Daily Star will be covering each conference with a live stream, but below you'll find a rundown of what is happening and when.
So pop these times into your diary and make sure you return to read all the big gaming news as it's revealed on the day.
• EA Play - June 9 - 11am Pacific, 2pm Eastern, 7pm BST, 8pm CEST
• Microsoft Xbox – June 10 - 1pm Pacific, 4pm Eastern, 9pm BST, 10pm CEST
• Bethesda – June 10 - 6pm Pacific, 9pm Eastern, 2am BST, 3am CEST
• Square Enix - June 11 - 10am Pacific, 2pm Eastern, 6pm BST, 7pm CEST
• Ubisoft – June 11 - 1pm Pacific, 4pm Eastern, 9pm BST, 10pm CEST
• Sony PlayStation – June 11 - 6pm Pacific, 9pm Eastern, 2am BST, 3am CEST
• Nintendo Spotlight – June 12 - 9am Pacific, 12pm Eastern, 5pm BST, 6pm CEST