10:30 AM - May 19, 2015 by MMChrisS
EA Sports is doing something new this year, with an Ask NHL feature on their website complete with short videos answering fan questions about the game.
In the first set of videos (three total), the team answers questions on in-game customization, action tracker and single player game modes. The video above is a compilation of the first three videos and runs just shy of two minutes.
The NHL 16 Ask EA page is already filled with quite a few answers on questions they have received. Below are just a few, read more here.
Will we see GM Connected again? If not, will we see a smaller scale of online dynasty type mode?
GM Connected was a highly requested feature that unfortunately failed in many ways. When we look a the data, only a very small number of leagues had more than 2 players per league and though the mode supported up to 25 years, very few leagues made it past the 20 game mark of season 1. We understand that that there were some issues with the overall speed of the mode. Moving forward we want to work with our fans to better understand their needs and expectations on what a great online dynasty for the new generation of consoles should deliver and where we fell short on GM Connected similar to the approach we took in bringing EASHL to NHL 16.
Are mascots in the game this year?
Yes. All of the NHL teams that have official mascots will have them in NHL 16.
Why did you change the EASHL attribute system?
In NHL 16 we have changed the EASHL attribute system based on research and fan feedback. What we learned through that research and fan feedback is that there were three things that were critical for the new EASHL: 1. Created characters so you could play as yourself 2. Even playing field so skill (individual and team) is the determining factor in the outcome of games 3. Customization of characters so each player can look unique.