During the 2016 NHL Awards, EA announced that the NHL 17 beta will start on July 28. Registration for the beta for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 is already live, and fans can go to the official website to register before July 7. EA Sports confirmed that the beta will bring Hockey Ultimate Team, Online Versus, and EA SPORTS Hockey League game modes. The game will also feature new arena customization and the new team in beta version. The game will be officially launched this fall.
The registration for NHL 17 Beta will give access to the exclusive videos and insider content as well. The company?s official website suggests that the beta will run for more than a week. EA will kick off the session at noon on July 28, which will run until 11:59 PM PT on August 4.
Alongside NHL 17 Beta, EA Sports also revealed the first gameplay trailer and this year?s cover athlete. During the NHL Awards 2016, the company confirmed that Vladimir Tarasenko of St. Louis Blues will be the NHL 17 cover star.
This year?s NHL game will bring brand new customization options for the EA Sports Hockey League and Hockey Ultimate Team. The customization options also include the ability to create players according to the gamer?s choice. The Beta will allow players to access three modes along with the new features. The company will be asking players for their feedback on their experience on the game.
The NHL 17 Beta will not provide all the game features, but it would be great to experience the new game modes with improved gameplay elements. The changes made by EA, including the Arena Creator and Be a Pro, will certainly make the game more challenging, and the way players build and play their teams will be completely unique. Based on the gameplay details shared by the company, NHL 17 appears to be one of the best on-ice hockey games in the franchise.