While most NHL fans have been enjoying NHL 21 for months, those who haven't yet taken to the ice will have a new way to do so soon.
That's because NHL 21 has been confirmed for joining EA Play as part of the Spring 2021 lineup.
What is EA Play?
Subscription services with a variety of options are becoming more and more standard throughout various types of media consumption, and that's no different for gaming.
Players on Xbox, PlayStation, Origin, or Steam can sign up to gain access to the full array of games on The Play List, which will also include Madden 21 starting March 2, 2021.
New members can get their first month for just 99 cents with a monthly subscription cost of $4.99 after that, or they can pay $29.99 at once to get the full year for 50% off.
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In addition to access to games in The Play List and early access ten hour trials of new titles, members also get 10% off EA digital purchase.
When will NHL 21 be available on EA Play?
With a handful of months having passed since top EA Sports titles like Madden 21 and NHL 21 were released, it's finally time for those titles to land on EA Play.
The big EA Sports title for this month is Madden 21, so we'll have to wait until April to enjoy NHL 21.
The exact date for Madden 21 to hit EA Play has been revealed as March 2, 2021, but so far we only have a vague EA Play release of April 2021 for NHL 21.
As the month nears, we should get confirmation from the EA Play service on when players will be able to download and enjoy NHL 21 in full.
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If you're already a member, you can get a head start by downloading NHL 21 and enjoying a 10 hour gameplay trial until the title is available in its entirety.