CONFIRMED: EASHL not featured in PS4/XB1 versions of NHL 15!

Where will you be playing EASHL starting September?

UPDATE 2: Officially confirmed now, for all the details please visit: www.easports.com/nhl/news/2014/nhl-15-game-modes-xbox-one-ps4

OTP to be patched in after release, EASHL will be coming back «in future iterations of the game».
See you all in NHL 16.


UPDATE 1: Xbox One version does not have any achievements for EASHL or GM Connected, whereas the 360 version does! That is what several people over at the EA Forums just confirmed via Rammer's Xbox Live Gamertag «rammer34». See this video for reference: www.twitch.tv/drdee9/b/559466207

Hey guys,

in the last few days rumors have spread that the PS4/XB1 versions of NHL 15 won't include our beloved EASHL mode, the first source was BestBuy Canada who listed 1-2 network players for the XB1 version.
Now we have the first real evidence coming from another retailer, Costco, who listed this picture in the product description of next-gen NHL 15:


www.costco.com/NHL-15-PlayStation-4-Video-Game.product.100127446.html

Note how it says «2-2 network players».
For comparison, this is the back cover of the 360 version:


www.costco.com/NHL-15-Xbox-360-Video-Game.product.100127447.html

Note how it says «2-12 network players».

On one hand, I created this thread for all you people who wanted to switch the console generation as soon as NHL 15 comes out. It would probably be a good idea to stay away from it for now, and wait for further confirmation/denial.
On the other hand, we already have confirmation for the PS3 and 360 versions of NHL 15 to include the EASHL mode, see this page (at the bottom): www.easports.com/nhl/features/gen3

Me and a lot of other people only buy NHL every year because of EASHL, but this time I am not willing to get forced into buying an inferior version of the new game just because EA probably fucked up.

The best statement we (as THE hardcore EASHL fanbase) could deliver is continuing with NHL 14 on PS3/360 and not purchasing a single version of NHL 15. How does everyone else think about it?
Staying active in an older title only makes sense if the majority of teams is ready to pull this move off.

NHL 15 is only 3 weeks away so we need to clarify this as soon as possible — every team's and also Consolehockey's opinion is needed!
Would you be ready to continue playing 14, or would you switch to 15 no matter if next-gen consoles are excluded from EASHL?

I added this thread to the slider for now, to get people's attentions as this is very important for everyone of us. Feel free to remove it from there.

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AshtonGamingShow
Was this the same source that was wrong about the demo date
gzell60
AshtonGamingShow, I don't know which source was wrong about the demo date.
This info comes from an actual, well-known retailer. Retailers always receive their info about products from the publisher itself, meaning this back cover was created by EA.

Now there are other retailers like mediamarkt.se or spielegrotte.de that list 1-12 players for the game, but they did not reveal an image of the cover on their website — Costco has the only real «evidence» so far.
AshtonGamingShow
gzell60, Yea but why would ea allow them to show the back before the game modes announcement?
gzell60
AshtonGamingShow, good question. We're just 3 weeks away from release so their game modes announcements comes in quite late.
On the other hand I could imagine that retailers demand info about their products a lot earlier than that, that's why (in this case) Costco already spilled the beans.

But it's also very well possible EA sent this out as some sort of placeholder box art — I just don't believe that theory personally.
ludmisco
gzell60, How come that only Costco has the boxart of the back? No other retailers has it. I don't think that boxart is official.
gzell60
ludmisco, another good point to speculate about. But I don't know any other retailer that lists the back of box arts for their listed video games, and as far as I heard, Costco does it quite often.
Again, they are a large retailer in the US — why would anyone there try to fake this? Doesn't make sense (in my eyes).
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ludmisco
gzell60, I don't think EA is that stupid to send out boxart of the back before all game modes has been announced. But if they are, I'm not suprised if EASHL will be DLC-content. The silence from EA is very impatient for all of us, and they know all this rumours about GMC, EASHL etc. If its not in, they should already have made a statement on that?
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gzell60
ludmisco, their statement is they will have a big game modes reveal in the upcoming week — that's why they do not react to all this madness. See EA_Karo's statement (Community Manager) in the EA NHL Forums: forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/660/10145764.page (at the top)

«Hey everyone.

We appreciate our passionate community and we know there have been a lot of questions surrounding game modes.

The NHL team has been laser focused on creating the best next gen hockey experience possible and will be making an official reveal next week with full game mode details.

Thanks,

— EA NHL Team»
m4ck4n
My guess is they are undecided whether they should put it in or leave it out. Thats why they havn't made a statement yet. If the put it in they won't sell any 360/ps3 copies, if they leave it out they'll probably sell a few but some people might skip buying any version of the game.

NHL 15 on 360/ps3 is going to be next to identical to the game we already own. Some tweaks to the physics and new commentary. There has to come a point where the changes they make simply ain't worth the standard retail price, this seems to be the year.

Their plan is so obvious. They'll make some bullshit statement how EASHL for next-gen ain't quite ready, with some made up list of problems they are facing. Then they'll say EASHL probably won't be back untill next year and they recommend players who want to play EASHL to buy it for 360 or ps3.

Then around christmas they'll announce they've been working around the clock and finally they've fixed EASHL and will be patching it in. Jubilant fans praise EA and run to the store to pick up yet another copy. They get praised for their hard work (which was just lies to begin with) and they'll get good sales figures from both current and next-gen versions.

Win win… but no. Screw u EA, I'm on to you.
TheReiska
Someone made cool covers, as you can see EASHL is in



This was pretty funny also: Hitler Reacts to NHL 15 EASHL Rumour
gzell60
This rumor is CONFIRMED!
The Xbox One version does not have any EASHL or GM Connected achievements, that is what people just found out via Rammer's Xbox Live Gamertag «rammer34» — 360 does include several achievements for those 2 modes!
Dexrion
We as a community should make a decision, I think continue on NHL 14 would make most sense, not given them more money and we can continue with the teamplay.
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pinchas85
Dexrion, I agree with you 100 percent!
MartindalexC
gzell60, Nothing is confirmed until EA releases game mode info later this week.
pinchas85
MartindalexC, But we need to start talking about what teams will stay on old gen and what version will they play, so Iwe can still play ehl
MartindalexC
pinchas85, Oh I agree. I'm just saying that there's still the outside (Albeit minute) chance that they release EASHL as some form of DLC or something, plus it hasn't been confirmed nor denied as of yet.
gzell60
MartindalexC, that is why I edited the title to «semi-confirmed». Sorry for any confusion caused through my reply up there
pinchas85
MartindalexC, yeaaah… im over wishful thinking
MartindalexC
pinchas85, Yeah same here tbh but nevertheless… there's still the possibility… no matter how small and obscure it is

Note: I've pretty much accepted it won't be on next gen anyway, just saying
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AshtonGamingShow
Ether way if they announced EASHL is on PS4 we should moved there. However if EASHL is on old Gen we should stick with NHL 14 and we can get the tournament going end of September or bigging of October with new admins as we dont know who the admin will be. As a community we need to create a Plan A and plan B
pinchas85
AshtonGamingShow, ooks like ppl r going for nhl 15 on last gen. At least my club is :/
gzell60
They even cancelled today's planned livestream with several NHL players because of the huge backlash in the chatroom. Everyone who still supports EA after all this is just… oh well.
gzell60
Updated the OP. That's it for me.
Thankfully launch drought is over and there will be a lot of great games for me to fill the gap that EASHL leaves.
Way to go EA!
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EstoniaDeluxe
I'm sure that Sony and Microsoft will be thrilled to hear this, especially since this will negatively effect their sales of consoles.

No need for me to buy a new console.
AshtonGamingShow
EstoniaDeluxe, Whats Gonna happen to ConsoleHockey are we just gonna wait for NHL 16
EstoniaDeluxe
AshtonGamingShow, that's a good question. I honestly don't know at this point. I guess it's up to the community and the owners of the site to decide. I'm sure I will get some answers pretty soon since realease date is closing in fast now.

Stay tuned!
EstoniaDeluxe
Jormasaurus
Like a great man named Didier Drogba once said: It's a fucking disgrace.
AshtonGamingShow
We have 3 Options i Think.
1 We take a year to re build the website so its redy for NHL 16.
2 We chose NHL 15 for 360 and PS3
3 We take a break from NHL and we move to FIFA 15 for 1 year and play Pro Clubs and Give FIFA a Chance and we invite some FVPA Teams. Maybe to get this EHL Community to grow even bigger we can call it EFL
AshtonGamingShow
I Wont be buying 2 NHL 15 ill just be buying One 4 the PS4. im trading in my xbox360 look like im taking a year off from EASHL
MartindalexC
AshtonGamingShow, There's the 4th option, we stay on NHL 14 and play. This isn't rocket science…
AshtonGamingShow
MartindalexC, Ups ha well i dont think ill be in EHL this year. Im gonna play FIFA 15 Pro Clubs in FVPA this year. Ive trade my 360 and games in and got £112 pounds back from Game in Preston.
Kookasi
Who wants to be a gap year champion with significantly less challenge(rs) anyway? I strongly suggest making things as ready as possible for NHL16 and maybe then arrange three tournaments with an additional late spring / early summer cup.
Dexrion
Well another suggestion, we can play 6v6 in nextgen to, but ppl seems to not like that, as its not with our clubs, But! its still 6v6 hockey, in all fairness, its same for all. LeagueGaming startied this way. Sure it wont be with our fancy clubnames or players (players will be patched in). I rather play there, then seeing myself on a console i dont wanna play more, it has done its time.
AshtonGamingShow
Dexrion, Yea we could a 6V6 like leaguegaming.com i was in that league last year i stayed up till 3.30 am 3 night a week i was on sherbrooke Phoenix in CHL.
AshtonGamingShow
Also when the 6V6 gets patch in we could do a 6V6 Europe League were Admin Chose GMs and once the GM been pick They chose there players for there Rosters
MartindalexC
I would hate to play otp with nhl players (We don't even know when it'll be in yet btw so it's kinda pointless to even be discussing NHL 15 as of yet). Imo it takes away from the experience hugely, but that's just me.
MartindalexC
AshtonGamingShow, No…
exrelax
Maybe we should vote where to play EASHL in the future. We don't have so many european clubs (especially with goalie and 6vs.6 matches) to split our european community in two NHL versions (NHL14 & NHL15 gen3) without any loss. I would like to see the most of you in the same NHL version, so we can have great matches like in the past!
m4ck4n
Read my previous post, read their Q&A, turn on your brain and figure out that this was planned all along by EA. Sure, EASHL won't be back but patching in 6v6 is enough to get everyone to buy NHL 15 for both last and next gen.

Notice how confident Rammer is that they will be able to finish OTP within a resonable amount of time. Because they are either already finished with it or they are just tweaking it.

They don't have to waste time on EASHL, 6v6 OTP will be enough to entice people.

So for the love of god, don't buy NHL 15 on ps3/360.
Claudi27
I'll get NHL 15 on 360, NHL 14 is a very good game, and I'm confident tweaking the puck chop bugs and polishing a few other aspects will make for a great game to play EASHL on.
Kickingapollo
Going to buy it for 360 at some point. Im just happy that i didnt buy ps4 and pre order the game for ps4.
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AshtonGamingShow
Sadly this year West Coast Wasps wont be in EHL. Im sticking with the PS4. Il cya all in NHL 16
TheReiska
Cowriver Bible Circle is trying to get 6vs6 games rolling again after a summer break in NHL15.

Have a good weekend you all
chris
dph also, see you guys again on ps3. obviously bad desicion that theres no eashl included on next gen. But lucky move that i havnt bought a ps4 yet   was that close… so hopefully see you all in 16 on next gen… and for those who stay on the 3. gen… be prepared
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m4ck4n
BUM3R
AshtonGamingShow, who cares about you? the last place standing team with you who talk a lot and can't handle with gamepad.
AshtonGamingShow
BUM3R, HA I wont be playing in EHL properly never again ive joined LeaueGaming.com LG much better league with decent community good buy EHL. LG is much better league and i have more friends there. who cares about EHL
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