10 Jun 2021 3:26 PM +00:00

NHL 22 Could Utilize Next Gen and Make a Splash on PS5

NHL 22 is ready to bring the long standing hockey into a new era this year, so PS5 users should start getting excited for what could be the series' first next gen release.

More and more NHL fans are slowly making the switch to next gen, so here's everything you need to know about NHL on PS5.

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Release Date

We don't have a set release date for NHL 22 yet, but we can make an educated guess based on past years.

As mentioned earlier, NHL 21's development was slowed due to the pandemic so the game didn't drop until October 13, 2020.

Although, the game typically came out in mid September pre-pandemic. With that, we can expect NHL to release sometime around September 10, 2021.

NHL 22 Reveal Trailer

At the moment, information on NHL 22 is scarce, but that won't be the case in a couple months when EA officially announces the title.

Players celebrate a goal in NHL 22.
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MORE DETAILS SOON: We'll finally get a look at NHL 22 in the next month or so when the reveal trailer drops

Fans will finally get a glimpse of NHL 22 when the reveal trailer comes out. Last year, NHL 21's development was postponed due to complications brought on by the pandemic so the reveal trailer didn't come out until Monday, August 24, 2020.

However, in the years before that the reveal trailer was typically released in mid June.

In all likelihood, EA will drop the reveal trailer after EA Play Live on Thursday, July 22. The reveal trailer usually comes out about two months before the title drops, so this would follow that pattern. Also, fans can expect an EA Play Trial and a game demo to be released at the same time as the reveal trailer.

Price on PS5

Next gen versions of the title will have better graphics, cool new features, and improved game modes, so we should anticipate a steeper price on those consoles.

Kings defensemen handles the puck in NHL 22.
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PAY FOR AN IMPROVED GAME: Next gen fans will likely pay $70 for their copy of NHL 22.

Although the current gen version should carry the usual $60 price tag, next gen editions most likely cost $70.

NHL 22 on PS5 will probably be priced a lot higher for upgraded editions of the title. Fans can expect special editions to cost somewhere between $80 and $100. Last year, EA came out with both a deluxe and Great Eight edition along with the regular version.

NHL 22 Pre Order

NHL 22 on PS5 isn't available for pre order yet, and that likely won't change for a while.

Pre orders for NHL 21 went up on July 21, 2020, but obviously that was later than it should've been because of development delays. We do know that pre orders won't be available until the editions and cover athlete are established.

It's very possible pre orders go live after EA Play Live on Thursday, July 22, so players can look forward to that date for more news on NHL 22.