NHL 21 at EA Play: Official delay, new start date, trailer, release date, announcement, cover star, reveal, & more

Will EA announce their next hockey title at their digital summer gaming expo in June?

EA Play has pushed through to be one of the most important gaming industry events of the year in the face of coronavirus. But despite EA’s efforts, EA Play has been officially delayed due to current events.

Despite delays, though, fans are still expecting big things for NHL 21.

Let’s go over what we know about EA Play and what we could see for NHL 21.


EA Play officially delayed

EA officially delays EA Play
THE OFFICIAL MESSAGE- EA delayed EA Play on Friday, 5 June, via Twitter

In a Twitter post Friday, 5 June, EA announced that it has officially delayed EA Play due to current events.

The new start date for the event will be 18 June, at 7pm EDT.

NHL 21 release date window

We know that NHL 21 is on its way.

EA’s recent financial report specifically named the game and gave it a release date window between October and December of 2020.

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What we don’t know is anything else about the game…

NHL 21 at EA Play

Fans are still in the dark about a specific release date, the cover star, any new features… Basically anything.

The only thing we can really be sure of is that, like Madden 21, it will be optimized for Xbox Series X and will probably have Smart Delivery too.

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EA Play is the perfect place for EA Sports to announce NHL 21 to the world and a big piece of news.

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We got the NHL 20 trailer in June last year, so it makes sense to use the digital version of EA Play to show it off to the world.

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How to watch EA Play

EA Play will take place this year on 11 June. It will start at 4pm PT / 7pm ET / 12 am BST (on 12 June).

You can watch on and there is sure to be coverage across all EA’s social channels as well.

EA Play Schedule

There is currently no schedule publically available for the order of events during EA Play.

Hopefully we will get one before the event so that NHL fans know when they can tune in for news about the upcoming game.

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