EA Sports NHL 24 Revealed

NHL 24 revealed

EA Sports has fully revealed NHL 24 after a week of teases on social media.

Featuring Colorado Avalanche star Cale Makar on the game’s cover, NHL 24 puts a heavy focus on gameplay, the World of Chel, and Hockey Ultimate Team this year.

Also coming this year are improvements to cross-play that made its debut in a limited fashion in NHL 23. Instead of just in Ultimate Team, same-generation crossplay comes to the World of Chel.

Among the changes, that you can see below, is a new color commentator to the game. Cheryl Pounder, a current TSN analyst and former member of Team Canada, replaces Ray Ferraro.

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EA Sports NHL 24 launches on October 6 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One.

What’s not included in NHL 24 this year is an online GM or Franchise Mode. Nor is the game returning to PC, where it’s been missing since NHL 09.

You can view the full list of features below via EA Sports.

EA Sports NHL 24 Features:

All-New Gameplay Features: A suite of new gameplay features brings an unprecedented level of control to NHL 24. With the new Exhaust Engine, players can experience a complete revamp of the EA SPORTS NHL gameplay experience that rewards extended offensive events and attack zone time, adding a dynamic new layer of authenticity and excitement to the game. Once the in-game Sustained Pressure System is triggered, a visual meter will indicate that Full Pressure is active resulting in the beneficial Adrenaline effect for the offensive team and the challenging Pinned effect for the defending team.

The new Goalie Fatigue System affects the netminder’s ability to react to shots as they get worn down over time, which encourages players to constantly keep up the pressure and get more pucks on the net.

Total Control Skill Moves completely refresh the control setup and make highlight-reel moves more intuitive and accessible, while the Vision Passing System remaps face buttons to teammates, allowing for more direct passing and the ability to pass anywhere at any time on the ice.

Updated Human Goalie Controls make playing in goal more accessible and intuitive, with features such as the new Tethered Control System allowing players to slide back and forth to make saves and then auto-returning back to a centered position. Additionally, the new Instinct System gives players the opportunity to guess the location of the shot for a bonus on their save attempt.

Hockey Ultimate Team™: EA SPORTS NHL 24 has introduced the all-new HUT Moments, which lets players recreate and share classic moments in hockey history and today’s biggest plays. 

NHL 24 also introduces a new real-time objective-tracking system based on item types, teams, players, and on-ice actions, all while updating player progress in-game. The new system will enable players to keep active track of their tasks and objectives, allowing them to stay focused on the exciting on-ice action.

EA Sports NHL 24 Revealed

World of Chel: This latest iteration of the EA SPORTS NHL franchise also delivers the most dynamic Word of Chel yet, with enhanced cross-play giving players more ways for players to connect, better matchmaking, and improvements to Creation Zone to give players more customization.

An update to EASHL Playoffs introduces an authentic, streamlined do-or-die 16-game path to the title, allowing players to earn Ranking Points as they make their way through the bracket. NHL 24 introduces the WOC Battle Pass, which lets players play their way through action-packed seasons at free and premium levels, and WOC Storefront updates give players even more items to outfit their character with as well as access to exclusive new premium bundles of custom characters, player banners and more.

Modernized Presentation: With all-new presentation updates, players will feel more immersed than ever in the game of hockey. This year’s presentation introduces Flex Moments, a broadcast that feels more alive than ever with over 75 new goal celebration animations, camera angles, lighting effects, and the ability for players to map their celebration to their controller so they can flex how they want when they want.

New waves of event reactions support significant stoppages, rushes down the ice, Exhaust Engine peaks, and dramatic comeback moments, making this by far the most energetic Chel crowd to date. Plus, Dynamic Rink Boards expand the augmented reality broadcast and communicate key on-ice moments, from delayed penalties, goal summaries, stat milestones, and vanity backdrops to accentuate those big Flex Moments.

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