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NHL 21 Release Pushed To October, No PS5 Version Planned

Electronic Arts has announced that the NHL 21 release is targeting an October window instead of its usual September slot.

In addition, the publishing powerhouse confirmed that there won’t be a dedicated PS5 and Xbox Series X version of the game, although you can still play the game on next-generation consoles via backwards compatibility.

NHL 21 Release Update

Speaking in a statement on its official website, EA confirmed that we’ll be getting a look at NHL 21 in August. Here’s a snippet from the post regarding PS5 and Xbox Series X:

Another thing we’ve seen questions around is next-gen consoles. For NHL 21, we made the decision to focus on adding innovation and new features rather than the resource-heavy task of porting the game to new console technology.

You’ll still be able to play NHL 21 on the next-gen consoles through forward compatibility but we are fully focused on launching NHL 21 on the Xbox One and PS4 and look forward to the opportunities the next-gen systems will bring in the future.

NHL 21 is scheduled for release in October on PS4 and Xbox One.

[Source – EA]