Electronic Arts Shares Post Release Plans and Features for 'NHL 15' for the Xbox One and PS4 Including Online Team Play

Posted Mon Sep 8, 2014 at 11:08 AM PDT by
NHL 15

Lots more due in the coming months.

'NHL 15' is due out tomorrow for four platforms, including the series debut on the Xbox One and PS4. Unfortunately, many fans have already been distressed due to news that several features would be "missing" from these new platform versions. By "missing," what's meant are features expected from the series, that didn't make the cut.

Fortunately, not all is lost. EA has revealed previously that there would support post-release, for instance when the actual NHL seasons starts. Today, the team shared a whole list of features still come post release for the PS4 and Xbox One versions along with the expected dates for those featres.

From EA,

We’re committed to keeping the experience fresh throughout the hockey season, in addition to the roster and ratings updates you’ve always received, the list below contains the free content updates for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 we’re working on and our expected window on when you will see them in the game:

September:

Playoff Mode

Create a custom offline tournament bracket with up to 16 teams from any of the 12 leagues in the game. Play or simulate each game and track player and team stats throughout the tournament. 

Be A Pro - Coach Feedback

Get the coach’s feedback while you are on the bench.  The coach will give you tips on how to stay on top of your game and grade you on your play.

3 Stars of the Game

At the end of the game, see the three stars and their high level stats. Will apply to every game mode.

Hockey Ultimate Team

Several content updates, including:

  • Changed layout and navigation in HUT store
  • New animations for player items

Improved edit lines screen to better identify players that are injured or require contract extensions

October:

Online Team Play

Online multiplayer mode where every player on the ice can be human controlled.

GM Draft

For the first time in the NHL franchise, you will be put on the clock and feel the pressure like real NHL GM’s. You will now only have 3 minutes to make a draft pick. If the pressure is too much, you can also call timeouts to extend the amount of time you have to make a draft pick or potentially negotiate a trade. You can make trades at any time during the draft. The CPU will also propose trades to each other and the user throughout the draft. 

EA also promised that the team would continue to monitor fan feedback, and that other significant updates could come as a resutl of those feedbacks.

You can find the latest info on 'NHL 15' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.

Source: EA

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Tags: games, NHL, Playoff mode, Be a Pro, 3 stars of the game, Hockey Ultimate Team, GM Draft (all tags)