The lights are on
Finally, we're about to experience next-generation hockey. After sitting patiently on the bench as Madden, FIFA, and NBA led the charge onto the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One last year, the NHL franchise is finally ready to jump over the boards.
"NHL 15 is really the start of a new generation of hockey for us, allowing us to really capture the sounds, the sights, and the feel of the game in a way we've never done before," says EA Canada producer Sean Ramjagsingh. "People always ask me what do you get with the new consoles, and really the answer is the new consoles just allow us to do more stuff: Run more code under the hood, have more calculations happening every second, have higher resolution textures, more animations, more physics on all the objects in the game. It just allows us to hit a whole new bar of realism. "
With an obvious emphasis on taking advantage of the increased hardware in the name of presentation and graphics, NHL 15 promises several long-requested features like authentic arenas, a new commentary team, and more player likenesses.We didn't get a chance to dig into online play or the game modes, but here's everything we learned about NHL 15 thus far.
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Yes! I've been waiting for news on a new-gen NHL game. This has me very excited.
This is all good news, a true first next-gen version unlike Madden last year. I do hope GM Mode is updated a bit and Goalie A.I.
What about when a goal is scored? Will the puck come flying back out like it does in real life?
I'm all for tweaking the game engines and stuff. I am really concerned with a graphical makeover. The game has looked the same since NHL 09. I'm not all "Hey, graphics are the only thing that matters." I would just like a different look is all.
All of the new additions sound great.
Didn't buy this last year for the first time in a long time, due to it just feeling the same. Hopefully it will legitimately be better, we shall see.
"Board play isn't being overhauled"
a little worrying to me, figured they would be building from the ground up and addressing almost everything given the two cycles they have had to work on it.
Cool, put the KHL league in though.