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NHL 15's post-launch content plans detailed for Xbox One and PS4

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Facing criticism for a lack of content in the Xbox One and PS4 versions of NHL 15, EA Sports has taken to the forums to outline their post-launch content plans for the new generation hockey game. After rattling off a number of reasons to be excited for NHL 15 -- including next-gen gameplay with True Hockey Physics and a revitalized Broadcast presentation -- producer Sean Ramjagsingh assured fans they're not done yet.

"We’re committed to keeping the experience fresh throughout the hockey season," he said. EA will continue with the regular roster and rating updates, but also has plans to release free content updates for the Xbox One and PS4. Among the features mentioned are a Playoff Mode, Be A Pro - Coach Feedback, Online Team Play, and more -- all of which are detailed below.

September: 

Playoff Mode 

Create a custom offline tournament bracket with up to 16 teams from any of the 12 leagues in the game. Play or simulate each game and track player and team stats throughout the tournament. 

Be A Pro - Coach Feedback 

Get the coach’s feedback while you are on the bench. The coach will give you tips on how to stay on top of your game and grade you on your play. 

3 Stars of the Game 

At the end of the game, see the three stars and their high level stats. Will apply to every game mode.

Hockey Ultimate Team 

Several content updates, including: 
• Changed layout and navigation in HUT store 
• New animations for player items 
• Improved edit lines screen to better identify players that are injured or require contract extensions 

October: 

Online Team Play 

Online multiplayer mode where every player on the ice can be human controlled. 

GM Draft 

For the first time in the NHL franchise, you will be put on the clock and feel the pressure like real NHL GM’s. You will now only have 3 minutes to make a draft pick. If the pressure is too much, you can also call timeouts to extend the amount of time you have to make a draft pick or potentially negotiate a trade. You can make trades at any time during the draft. The CPU will also propose trades to each other and the user throughout the draft. 

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