In a statement shared with IGN yesterday, EA confirmed that EA Play 2022 had been cancelled. Their full statement is below:
We love EA Play Live as it’s our way of connecting with our players and sharing what’s new with all of you. However, this year things aren’t lining up to show you everything on one date. We have exciting things happening at our world-class studios and this year we’ll reveal much more about these projects when the time is right for each of them. We look forward to spending time with you throughout the year!
From what EA said, it seems the decision was made to (presumably) prevent crunch time on the developer’s part. They did confirm they’d still be sharing news, just throughout the year and not on one set date this summer.