The online beta for NHL 17 is now up and running on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, one day earlier than had been originally scheduled. Emails have gone out to those who signed up for it when open from late June through mid-JulyÂ containing codes for the 19.2 GB download.
EA Sports Hockey League, Hockey Ultimate Team, and online head-to-head are all featured in the beta which is currently planned to runÂ through August 4.Â If you need an EASHL club to join on PS4 one has been set up under the name Hit The Pass.
Four years ago in NBA 2K13 the 2012 Men’s National Team and 1992 Dream Team were featured. When Paul George was revealed as the cover athlete for NBA 2K17, and the cover included him wearing a Team USA jersey, it became clear that this year’s team would be part of the upcoming game. Today 2K Sports confirmed that along with the return of the 1992 Dream Team as part of the pre-order bonus.
The official release from 2K Sports failed to mention any new unique ways in which the teams will be utilized. In 2K13 they were only able to be used in “Play Now” games. Additional info could be coming at a later date, considering other National Teams are going to be included with only Australia confirmed so far, and hopefully that’ll be the case as it’ll be disappointingÂ if they’re that limited once again. Whether it be an Olympics mode, tournament setup, a role in the story mode, and ability to use online, they really should be featuredÂ in a more expansive manner.
Also left unspecified is whether all 12 players will be there for the Dream Team. Charles Barkley and Scottie Pippen were both resistant to being in 2K13.
New with 2K17 is Team USA coachÂ Mike Krzyzewski who’ll be found on the sidelines coaching the team and in a revamped tutorial mode focused on teaching basketball fundamentals.
NBA 2K17 is set to release on September 16 and Amazon Prime members can get all versions for 20% off. Besides the Dream Team the base pre-order incentive includes VC, MyTeam packs, and USA Basketball MyPlayer jersey.
Konami today announced a three year marketing partnership with FC Barcelona that’ll allow for greater access to the club, resulting in better representations of the team, players, and stadium for the Pro Evolution Soccer franchise. A new trailer celebrates the news with BarĂ§a highlight footage and glimpse at MyClub and Master League. PES 2017 will release on September 13 and is now available for pre-order at Amazon where Prime members will get it for 20% off. For an overview of all the features in the game check out the article from earlier this month.
The beta for NHL 17 is now just two days away and with Hockey Ultimate Team being one of the modes of play EA Sports has gone into greater detail on what to expect this year. HUT will replace “Chemistry” with a new “Synergy” system, introduces Dynamic Sets for rewards, and has improved item management.Â Read more