Archive for the ‘NHL’ Category
  • NHL 21 release pushed back; won’t have a next-gen version
    Posted July 22nd, 2020 at 10:00 am No Comments
    EA Sports has provided an update on NHL 21 given its absence from EA Play and lack of promotion since the event concluded. The release of the game is being moved to October though when it'll land in that month has not been specified. NHL traditionally releases in mid-September. In addition the company confirmed that there is no version of NHL 21 in development for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. However, with both new consoles featuring backwards compatibility, the game will be playable ...
  • 10 hour trial for NHL 20 now available through EA Access
    Posted September 5th, 2019 at 8:00 am No Comments
    NHL 20 can now be downloaded as a timed trial with EA Access on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Subscribers to the base service will get 10 hours of playtime after which it will expire requiring the purchased game to continue or a second EA Access account for 10 more hours. The timer is ticking down whenever the game is loaded regardless of whether it is being played, menus are being navigated through, or if there is any activity taking place at all. Because of that make sure to exit out and ...
  • NHL 20 adds coaches to Franchise Mode
    Posted August 16th, 2019 at 9:00 am No Comments
    Outside of the NBA 2K series there has been little done in recent years to advance Franchise Mode within the sports gaming genre. NHL 19 did introduce the successful 'Fog of War' concept to scouting but NHL 20 hopes to change the general perception with a feature of wider influence by adding in coaches which factor in morale and chemistry and interviews, amateur scouting reports, revamped Trade Finder and more. (more…)...
  • Open beta for NHL 20 is underway
    Posted July 26th, 2019 at 6:00 pm No Comments
    For the fifth consecutive year EA Sports is holding an open beta for the upcoming NHL release. That beta for NHL 20 is now live on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and will run through the final day of the month. What began with NHL 16 being limited to EASHL has since expanded to include several different modes and features. With NHL 20 that includes Online Versus, World of CHEL, and Ones and Threes showcasing the new Battle Royale-inspired Eliminator mode. (more…)...
  • First feature details for NHL 20
    Posted June 20th, 2019 at 7:15 am No Comments
    EA Sports waited until after EA Play and E3 this year to make the initial reveal for the upcoming NHL release. The announcement of Auston Matthews as cover athlete last night at the NHL Awards was accompanied by an overview of features and improvements for NHL 20. Those include a new presentation package with a new commentary team, the introduction of signature shots, and a new battle royale-inspired mode. (more…)...
  • NHL 19 free to those with XBL Gold
    Posted June 4th, 2019 at 8:00 am No Comments
    NHL 19 has been essentially free to EA Access subscribers on Xbox one since early April. When the service launches on PS4 in July it'll be among the many games offered in the Vault there as well. Now though everyone with a Gold subscription on Xbox One can get a digital copy of the game for free and have it for as long as the sub remains active. Xbox One's Games with Gold program for the month of June includes NHL 19. It's available to grab through the end of the month. Sports games ha...
  • NHL 19 added to the EA Access Vault
    Posted April 8th, 2019 at 2:15 pm No Comments
    The fourth EA Sports game from 2018 has reached the Vault in EA Access. NHL 19 was added today making it available in full to all subscribers just in time for the playoffs to begin. EA Access is currently exclusive to Xbox One with Sony having declined to offer the service on PS4 despite its remarkable value. Indications are that will finally change later this year. For $30 a year or $5 month-to-month, members get unlimited access to the back library of EA games on the console which in...
  • NHL 19 gameplay updated based on recent feedback from rollback
    Posted January 25th, 2019 at 6:00 am No Comments
    Earlier this month EA Sports made a radical decision to turn back all the gameplay changes that had been made post-release in NHL 19, starting fresh from where the game began following its pre-release beta. After collecting consumer feedback for weeks based on that much earlier gameplay the developers have finalized adjustments that have been delivered through a tuner update that went live this morning. (more…)...