NHL 20 is slated for release on September 13 across Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but EA Access members can start playing right now. A 10-hour Play First trial for the hockey simulation game is out now on both platforms. It’s the full version of the game, but limited to 10 hours of total playtime.
EA typically releases its new games on EA Access about five days before release, so this is something of a change of form given that NHL 20’s release is still a full seven days away. It’s not immediately clear why EA chose to release NHL 20 on EA Access so early, but hockey fans aren’t complaining.
The NHL 20 file size on Xbox One is about 30 GB; it’s likely similar on PlayStation 4.
The game brings back the pond hockey mode from NHL 19, while it also has its own unique spin on battle royale. In addition, NHL 20 makes a major change for the commentary and broadcast package. EA has also released a list of the top 50 players, and Connor McDavid is No. 1.
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