NHL 21 Release Date REVEALED in Development Update, No Xbox Series X or PS5 versions

NHL 21 officially has a release date window and some new info on features thanks to a new dev update!

by Brandon Ridgely
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It looks like EA has moved on from its full ratings reveals for Madden 21 to give the community some big news about NHL 21, its release date, and plans for next-gen consoles.

Let’s go over everything we learned in the new NHL 21 Development Update.

Release Date

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.

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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.

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The game will still be available on next-gen consoles thanks to forward compatibility.

READ MORE: NHL 21 Demo: Beta release date, Download, Teams & more

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.

Brandon Ridgely

US Editor - Covering all things sports with a bit of everything else. Current favorite games: NBA 2K21, Madden 21, and Football Manager 2020.

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