E3 is held annually at the Los Angeles Convention Center and one of the larger booths is that belonging to Electronic Arts showing off their latest games. E3 2016 will be slightly different though as EA has announced it will instead be hosting its own event called EA Play at a near by location before the E3 2016 event.
Being hosted at Club Nokia at LA Live, EA Play will take place from the 12th June to the 14th June. E3 2016 takes place on the 14th to the 16th June.
At the event, players will be able to try out the publishers latest titles as well as see the press conference which will also be streamed online on the 12th June at 1 pm Pacific / 9pm BST / 8pm GMT.
As EA is hosting its own event, it will not attend E3 itself leaving a massive gap in floor space for other developers and publishers to fill up.
EA Play will also see a smaller version of the event appear in London for one day on the 12th June at The Mermaid.