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Early Access Players Reporting Missing Features in NHL 15

by Matt Helgeson on Sep 04, 2014 at 02:40 PM

EA Access subscribers can now play a six-hour trial of NHL 15, and some are reporting that a substantial number of features are missing from the game.

Operation Sports has posted a report detailing the missing features. We've known the the game's popular GM Connect and six-player online EASHL modes were going to be absent from NHL 15, but now there appear to be more missing features.

These include the game's yearly draft being conducted exclusively by the CPU (players can only scout, not select draft picks), Live the Life mode, the ability to sim to your next shift in Be A Pro mode, season mode (season play only available in Be A GM), and the ability to edit individual players.

For a complete list of the reportedly missing features, read the original story on Operation Sports.

Are you playing NHL 15 right now? What missing features have you noticed?

[Source: Operation Sports]

Our Take
NHL has traditionally been one of EA's better-reviewed sports franchises. This report causes concern that the game is being bit by the "Madden bug" of excluding or botching features that are important to fans.