The digital pre-orders for NHL 21 video game went live earlier

  • The digital pre-orders for the numerous editions of the upcoming NHL 21 video game went live earlier today for Microsoft’s Xbox One family of consoles and they were accompanied by an EA announcement confirming that no native Xbox Series X version is being made.

    NHL 21 is available for pre-order. There are three versions of NHL 21 that players can choose from: the Standard Edition ($59.99), the Deluxe Edition ($79.99) and the Ultimate Edition ($99.99). The Standard Edition does not come with any pre-order bonuses, but the Deluxe and Ultimate Editions do. The Deluxe Edition includes two unlocked Hockey Bags for the World of CHEL, a HUT Cover Athlete Choice Pack (one of six players) and three days of early access beginning on October 13. The Ultimate Edition includes five unlocked Hockey Bags, a HUT Cover Athlete Choice Pack and three days of early access to NHL 21.

    NHL 21 will launch on current-gen consoles in October, but a next-gen version for PS5 or Xbox Series X won't arrive later down the line, although the game will be playable on said consoles via forward compatibility. "For NHL 21, we made the decision to focus on adding innovation and new features rather than the resource-heavy task of porting the game to new console technology," the quote reads. "We are fully focused on launching NHL 21 on the Xbox One and PS4 and look forward to the opportunities the next-gen systems will bring in the future." And if you want to buy NHL 21 Ultimate Team Coins, visit, a professional online in-game currency store.

    "We’re happy to say that the game is on track and feature-complete against our original vision, we just need a few extra weeks to do the polish, fine tuning, and bug fixing," the post reads. "We know some of you will be disappointed by this news, but our goal with NHL 21 is to deliver an experience that will be worth the wait."

    The development team also revealed that we'll be getting a "first look" at NHL 21 in late August, in order to showcase the new features coming to the game this year. To thank players for their support, the team have also provided some complementary HUT packs in the NHL 20 store and WOC bags which players will be able to find in their in-game inventory.