For those avid hockey lifers out there, they might be disappointed in what’s missing from EA Sports NHL 15 for PS4 and Xbox One. Transitioning to next-gen will do this. Take NBA 2k14 for next-gen for example. Because of the rushed move from current-gen to next-gen, at the very beginning of release, it seems these titles don’t hit completely until the first full year on the next step-up.
What’s EA’s excuse for NHL though? Not only have they had over a year to get ready for this date, but they decided not to even release a game on next-gen for NHL14.
Here is a quick look at what’s missing:
-No GM Connected (Huge deal for those looking to play online leagues)
-No Online Team Play
-No Create a Team
-No editing individual players
-Practice mode now only has one skater against an AI Goalie
-No Winter Classsic
-No Be a Legend
-No EA Sports Hockey League
-No retro NHL 94 side-play (very disappointing to me on a personal note)
-No Create-a-play designer
-No Custom Camera
-Yearly Draft is fully automated by CPU (Within GM Mode)
-No Fantasy Draft
-No Preseason Games
-Not able to play your team’s AHL Games
-You cannot play in the AHL on Be a Pro, only NHL teams
-You cannot SIM ahead to next shift in Be a Pro Mode)
We expected a jump up in features from old-gen to current-gen, but it looks like a step-back. Comment below if you notice any other omissions.