NHL 22 gameplay trailer shows off PS5/Xbox Series X graphics

NHL 22 will mark the franchise’s launching on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, and you can see this year’s visual upgrade in action in its very first gameplay trailer, launched Thursday by publisher Electronic Arts.

A number of the visual enhancements in NHL 22 will come thanks to designer EA Vancouver’s switch to EA’s Frostbite engine, the exact same innovation that powers EA video games from Madden and FIFA to Battleground and Star Wars. Throughout of the previous console generation, EA Sports Ignite was the engine for the publisher’s sports video games.

The prolonged trailer concentrates on aspects like vibrant lighting for arenas (consisting of lens flares), 3D ice spray results, and an ice surface area with practical depth and reflectivity. While those aspects will be special to the current-gen variation of NHL 22, the video game will likewise get lots of visual upgrades on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For example, EA Vancouver has stated that it “completely rebuilt” lots of gamer designs, and enhanced aspects like eye and skin shading.

“All the visual upgrades […] that just wasn’t possible with Ignite,” stated Clement Kwong, lead producer on NHL 22, in an interview with Polygon earlier this month. “We pushed Ignite to the limit of what it was capable of.”

Augmented reality is another major piece of NHL 22’s new look, with graphical overlays that convey relevant information to the gamer in an extremely noticeable method. And on the gameplay front, EA Vancouver has actually made upgrades to the series’ physics engine that attend to more practical stick physics.

The other primary focus of Thursday’s gameplay trailer is Super star X-Factor capabilities, which will offer the NHL’s finest gamers a brand-new method to separate themselves in the video game. Take a look at our sneak peek of NHL 22 for a lot more information on these effective capabilities.

NHL 22 is set for release Oct. 15 on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X, and Xbox One.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.