Is EA Sports going on an apology tour for last year’s abysmal NHL 15 effort? Maybe. That kicks off with a first for the franchise: a beta period for the new EASHL in NHL 16.
The EA Sports Hockey League beta is only available to NHL 15 owners, and it will only be offered on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The beta is scheduled to run between July 30 and August 6.
If you have NHL 15 on an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 already, you’ll be able to download the beta from within NHL 15 starting on July 30. A new panel will appear in the main menu hub that will let you download the beta client.
If you played NHL 15 on the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 4 and you’ve since upgraded to the new gen of consoles, you’ll have a chance to get into the beta as well. Here are the details from EA.
For players who own NHL 15 on either Xbox 360 or PS3 – If you’ve upgraded to a new console, you have a chance to get access to the NHL 16 EASHL Beta. If selected, you will receive a beta access code via your EA/Origin email account on July 30 which can then be redeemed on either an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 (access code platform determined based on your previous console preference). If you haven’t opted in to receive emails from EA SPORTS NHL, change your preferences here. Sign up before July 25, 11:59 AM PT for a chance to be eligible to receive a code. Limited quantities available.
Will this year’s NHL entry be a return to glory? We’ll see soon enough. The game launches for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on September 15, 2015.