The overall presentation of games has been revamped, with authentic re-creations of every arena, four times as many crowd animations as before, pregame introductions and graphics designed to mimic NHL on NBC productions, and new in-game commentary from play-by-play announcer Mike “Doc” Emrick and former players Eddie Olczyk and Ray Ferraro. When actually in a game, players can make use of a revamped skill stick to deke around opponents, and rely on smarter teammates thanks to the new Vision AI system.
Experience the most realistic games in series history with new collision and puck physics
Play in authentic arenas with rowdy crowds that react to every shot and hit
New broadcast presentation and a new commentary team