Let's go over everything we learned in the new NHL 21 Development Update.
NHL 21's release date will officially be in October as announced by the development update.
NHL 21 had a release date window of Q3 2020 thanks to EA's roadmap.
ROADMAP: EA gave us only a vague idea of NHL 21's release date to this point
With a better idea for the release date, we can expect some more content updates soon. Speaking of...
NHL 21 on Next-Gen Consoles
The development update revealed that NHL 21 will not be developed specifically with next-gen consoles in mind, and will have no next-gen version.
Instead the team has focused on adding new gameplay features for release on Xbox One and PS4.
TAKE THE ICE: We now know when NHL 21 is coming, and we can expect plenty of new game features
The game will still be available on next-gen consoles thanks to forward compatibility.
This is a surprise however as it makes NHL 21 the first of EA's major sports titles not to be developed for next-gen consoles.