NHL 21 is not getting a PS5 or Xbox Series X version

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EA’s latest hockey game, NHL 21, will not come out until October of this year, and won’t have a special version for PS5 or Xbox Series X consoles, publisher announced in an update your website today.

“By NHL 21, we made the decision to focus on adding innovation and new features instead of the resourceful task of porting the game to the new console technology, “the developers wrote “You can still play NHL 21 on next-gen consoles through backward compatibility, but we’re totally focused on launch NHL 21 on Xbox One and PS4 and we look forward to the opportunities that next-generation systems will bring in the future. “

NHL 21 It has also traditionally always come out in September, a few weeks later To get mad and a couple of weeks before FIFA, Other major EA annualized sports series. But this year, the game won’t arrive until October, due to continued work on the domestic requirements that companies in the video game industry are facing during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We only need a few more weeks to polish, sharpen, and fix bugs,” the development team wrote.

While Madden NFL 21 was revealed back at Microsoft Xbox X series show in MayEA hasn’t shared much about FIFA 21and even less about NHL 21, which one was completely missing from EA’s EA Play Live event. Apparently, it’s also the only one of the three that won’t have a next-gen version. Maybe it’s time NHL, and EA’s other sports series, only took a year offtogether and we follow the Pro Evolution Soccer annual update path.