NHL 21 Delayed And No Next-Gen Version

Published: July 21, 2020 9:06 AM /


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NHL 21 has been delayed until October of this year, shifting one month from its annual release date of September. The first look for NHL 21 is in August.

The release date shift is due to the same "extraordinary circumstances" that have affected everyone, so it's nice that the delay is only for a month instead of an indefinite delay. The blog post details how they had to adjust to working from home, and that the adjustment has gone successfully, with the only problem being that the EA Vancouver needs a few more weeks of polishing to do it get it up to par.

The first look of the game will come in late August, with more details coming the closer we come to the reveal, with EA currently revealing that due to next-generation consoles they focuses on innovation and new features over porting it over to next-generation consoles. Due to forward compatibility you'll still be able to play Chel on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, but the next-generation versions of the series will undoubtedly be coming next year, hopefully along with an engine upgrade as well.

For those disappointed by the news that we'll be stuck with yet another year of a substandard engine and half-decade old bugs, EA has given players some scraps HUT packs in the store and WOC bags in player's inventories for them to "open and enjoy". Whether they'll enjoy the rest of the year and the newest NHL title is up for debate.

NHL 21 is releasing in October 2020 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game will be forward compatible for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

What do you think of them announcing the NHL 21 delay? Do you think that EA might finally do something about NHL? Let us know in the comments!

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