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Attention EASHL fans.

EA Sports has scheduled some sort of NHL 16 EASHL announcement later this month for NHL 15. If you currently own NHL 15, make sure you are opted in to receive emails here.

UPDATE: 7/16 The announcement is coming next week.

UPDATE: 7/21 The announcement is scheduled to arrive tomorrow.

Any guesses on what this could be?

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# 1 BTW8892 @ 07/09/15 06:51 PM
Wonder if they are going to put out some sort of EASHL beta on the Xbox One/PS4 version of NHL 15. Being that this announcement is directed at "NHL 15 owners", makes me believe that it is something to do with the current game.
 
# 2 jyoung @ 07/09/15 07:36 PM
Way back in August, EA was telling disappointed NHL 15 owners that Online Team Play would be coming "in layers," and that we'd eventually be able to play with our friends in full 6 vs. 6 action, not just the 5 vs. 5 with AI goalies and randomized matchmaking that we ended up getting stuck with. So maybe that's what this is: the fabled "second layer" of OTP that never arrived.

Quote:
Originally Posted by EA
Part of our commitment around OTP is transparent development.
We will be communicating the details around a layered launch of OTP in the next little bit. In the spirit of getting an OTP experience into the hands of our fans ASAP, the first version of OTP that you will get to play will be random join. The next area of focus will be the ability to meet up with your friends and enter games together. The first version of OTP that we roll out will be NHL rosters which you can play 6v6.
 
# 3 Don Jon @ 07/09/15 07:55 PM
I may have to wipe the layers of dust off this game if this were true. But all the people I knew who played this moved on months ago.
 
# 4 SinisterAlex @ 07/09/15 08:17 PM
I like the new EASHL logo haha.

On a more serious note like someone else said in this thread, perhaps this is a some of beta test for EASHL in NHL 16?
 
# 5 Aggies7 @ 07/09/15 10:05 PM
My guess would be a beta test using NHL 15. It's really the only thing I can think of that they would even mention NHL 15 at this point.
 
# 6 spidertour02 @ 07/10/15 12:30 AM
This is either a closed beta or, much less likely, some sort of minor incentive.
 
# 7 panyeplei @ 07/10/15 10:18 AM
well,This is either a closed beta or, much less likely, some sort of minor incentive.
 
# 8 speedtrucker @ 07/10/15 11:40 AM
interesting... if they add some sort of update to the NHL15 version of team-up or even a beta test for it, I'd just might have to reinstall it.
 
# 9 adayinthelife @ 07/10/15 12:01 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by jyoung
Way back in August, EA was telling disappointed NHL 15 owners that Online Team Play would be coming "in layers," and that we'd eventually be able to play with our friends in full 6 vs. 6 action, not just the 5 vs. 5 with AI goalies and randomized matchmaking that we ended up getting stuck with. So maybe that's what this is: the fabled "second layer" of OTP that never arrived.
An entire year later? I suppose absolutely anything is possible at this point. It seems like it would be better posed as a limited server test for NHL 16, rather than a year late patch for NHL 15.

I feel like if I think about this series in it's current state for more than 10 seconds at a time, my brain will explode.
 
# 10 Steve_OS @ 07/16/15 01:57 PM
Whatever it is... It's going to be announced next week.

https://twitter.com/EASPORTSNHL/stat...39628853358593
 
# 11 BigDisk @ 07/21/15 05:07 PM
Well, looks like this is just an untradable Crosby giveaway?? Who cares, such a letdown.

Quote:
NHL15 Owners: If you’re a NHL 15 owner and opted-in for email, you’ll be automatically entered into a monthly give-away where one chosen player will receive an untradeable Sidney Crosby HUT Item, to use in NHL 15 Ultimate Team™!
https://www.easports.com/nhl/contact...4&sf39446120=1

Edit: first post mentions EASHL so I doubt it's an HUT item. We'll see.
 
# 12 Steve_OS @ 07/21/15 05:10 PM
It's going to be announced tomorrow.

https://twitter.com/EASPORTSNHL/stat...98356766572547

BTW, BigDisk... That is NOT going to be their announcement.
 
# 13 LuGer33 @ 07/22/15 11:19 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Steve_OS
Whatever it is... It's going to be announced next week.

https://twitter.com/EASPORTSNHL/stat...39628853358593
I think it's a first for an EA SPORTS game. At least to my knowledge.
 
# 14 DaveDQ @ 07/22/15 11:28 AM
The writing is an EASHl NHL 16 announcement for NHL 15 owners. Could possibly be a beta or some free junk. Hopefully the beta.
 
# 15 csamuelsvt @ 07/22/15 12:05 PM
Polygon leaked it here

http://www.polygon.com/2015/7/22/901...source=twitter

Beta is next week!
 
# 16 speedtrucker @ 07/22/15 12:13 PM
 

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