For those (im)patiently waiting for any news regarding EA Sports NHL 22, you may not have to wait too much longer. NHL 22 has apparently been officially rated in Australia, achieving a PG rating.
While hearing about a rating isn’t all that exciting, it is usually a tell-tale sign that information about a game is right around the corner. Games don’t start receiving ratings in the United States or Internationally until organizations have started to both receive and see details about what’s in them.
With all the questions surrounding the lack of information for NHL 22, I did reach out to a source at EA just to ask for a simple update. The response was succinct, “soon and worth it”.
NHL 22 has long been rumored (and expected) to make the jump to the Frostbite Engine after seven years on the Ignite Engine. Whether that means all versions of the game will see the change or just the next-gen version remains to be seen. That said, an engine jump is sure to excite players looking to get an installment that’s on par with other EA Sports products like Madden NFL and FIFA in the visual space.
Working on it. 😁
— Sean Ramjagsingh (@Rammer34) July 23, 2021
Last year, NHL 21 saw an overhauled Be-A-Pro career mode that had been wanted by fans since NHL 14. Hopefully, in addition to the full NHL 21 feature set making its way to the next-gen PlayStation 5 (PS5) and Xbox Series X|S, NHL 22 sees more well-received additions. The one many continue to hope for is the return of GM Connected aka online franchise. That mode hasn’t been seen since the Xbox 360 and PS3 era of the series, and has been wanted since.
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