The annual release of EA Sports NHL is just a few short months away, and it appeared — at least for a little while — that the first NHL 20 details had gotten out.
Unfortunately, you can’t always believe what you find on Twitter.
It started on Reddit on Sunday afternoon before quickly making the rounds on Twitter: a supposed email from EA Vancouver that includes plans for the game’s reveal this summer.
In that email, it was stated that the game’s cover will be revealed by Pittsburgh Penguins star Sidney Crosby and Penguins mascot Iceburgh at the 2019 NHL Awards. In addition, the first full trailer will be shown at the event.
But that wasn’t everything in the message.
The email also said that the game will finally make the move to the Frostbite engine as well as making a return to PC via the Origin service, joining the likes of FIFA Soccer and Madden NFL. With the jump to Frostbite, NHL 20 would also see the introduction of a brand new story-based game mode known as “The Rink”.
In The Rink, players take control of a young player named Jacob Rhodes as they go from NHL hopeful to bonafide superstar.
It all seemed to make sense until questions started being asked. And what seemed to be a little “too good to be true” turned out to be exactly that.
SGO has been able to confirm with multiple individuals that the “leaked email” is a fake. But, that doesn’t mean all of the information is completely false.
Two pieces of information are accurate: the game will receive its full reveal at the NHL Awards, and it will be available “around September 13”. Players will be able to start playing on Tuesday, September 10 if they preorder the game.
While they aren’t major pieces, it is something as fans wait for feature announcements to come this June from EA Sports. That said, with some information like a reveal date being given away — no matter how obvious it was — EA could very well decide to mix things up and announce the first details at EA Play earlier in the month.
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