NHL 22 Showcases True Next-Gen in New Gameplay Trailer

EA SPORTS has released a new NHL 22 gameplay trailer ahead of the game’s launch on October 15th, 2021 that gives a first detailed look at the gameplay of the first true next-gen NHL game. NHL 22 takes a generational leap forward with the Frostbite engine, delivering the most visually distinct upgrade to date. Backed by numerous other improvements around the game including Superstar X-Factors, improved stick physics, player expressions, and more, the gameplay experience has also never been better.

Superstar X-Factors – The NHL 22 Official Gameplay Trailer showcases the X-Factor abilities, both what they do and how they influence the game. This unique ability system elevates the most elite players in the league making their presence on the ice more influential than ever.

Frostbite Engine – Frostbite has visually upgraded the entire on-ice experience by improving the fidelity of environments, player details, and lighting effects across the board. The Frostbite engine is allowing the development team to make EA SPORTS NHL 22 the first true next-generation hockey experience.

Featured Gameplay Improvements Including:

  • Augmented Reality Broadcast: All new augmented reality-like visual design seamlessly integrates game stats directly into the action through overlays on environmental surfaces.
  • Player Facial Expressions: players are more lifelike than ever with detailed eye movement and tracking and facial expressions that react to the changing environment and events around them.
  • Stick Physics: new physically true stick interactions mean more realistic movement along the boards without sticks poking through geometry, more accurate penalty calls from stick-on-body contact, and battles for the puck that is fair and based on skill.
  • Skill Moves & Environments: new moves and environments will shine with amazing detail thanks to Frostbite.


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