NHL 21 Wasn't Announced At EA Play Live, But Hockey Fans Should Not Worry

EA’s big E3-style announcement event, EA Play Live 2020, brought a lot of news about Madden NFL 21 and FIFA 21, but the company’s other big sports game–NHL 21–wasn’t mentioned at all.

The game’s community manager said on Twitter that there is no reason to worry. The game is coming, and it’s expected to be the franchise’s best skate forward yet, the developer said.

This is nothing new or unusual, as EA typically focuses on Madden and FIFA during its E3 events, and leaves NHL for a later date.

Madden NFL 21 and FIFA 21 are the first of EA’s sports games to debut on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, and NHL 21 is expected to also be available on those next-generation consoles as well. All of EA’s sports games this year will also be on current-generation consoles, and PC in some cases.

EA might have even more sports games to announce in the time ahead. EA Sports UFC 4 is also reportedly in the works, while reporter Jeff Grubb recently said that EA will revive its golf series.

EA’s NHL series has recently made headlines for how NHL 20 features racist player and team names. EA is taking action against these offending players, while the game has been updated with a new new splash page about Black Lives Matter.

For more on what EA did announce at EA Play, check out GameSpot’s roundup of all the big news, including Skate 4.

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