12:30 PM - June 29, 2015 by Steve_OS
The NHL 16 team continues to answer questions about the game at their Ask EA page. The Q&A is copied and pasted below for easier reading. Other Q&A sessions have been posted here in the same fashion.
Will there be more customizablity in EASHL? (I.E. More jersey designs, more logos, etc.)
In EASHL 16, you will be able to use the logos and jerseys from the real-world teams for your club. Though this isn't complete customization, the team currently has it on the list of ideas for future iterations and it is something we will continue to look into.
Will HUT still have Collections and rewards for the Collections of teams? And if so, will the rewards be on packs or on HUT-coins?
Yes, HUT 16 will still have collection bonuses in the form of reward packs.
Will Jack Eichel be playable?
Jack Eichel will not be on the disk for when we launch. For him to be in our game he would have to play a shift in an NHL regular season game for us to be allowed to include him in the game.
First off I love the EA Sports nhl franchise and have been playing since the original nhl which I had for Sega. I noticed in be a pro mode in nhl 15 I can have up to 30 or 40 shots on goal but only end up with 1 or 2 goals while I can keep the opposing team down to about 10-15 shots and they will score 3 or 4 times. I guess what I am asking is will the players goalie be as good as the AI goalie ? This is probably the only compliant and question I have. I am very confident that everything else in the game will blow me away.
There isn't one answer to this question as the goalie and players skill vary as you progress through the different difficulty levels (Rookie, Pro, All Star, Superstar). Goalie abilities and shooting even change on different game styles. When you are playing on lower difficulties, your goalie will in some facets play better than the AI goalie whereas on higher difficulties, they play the same but the AI shooters will improve in terms of their shot selection and vision for making passes at the correct times. Game Style (i.e. Simulation vs Hardcore) will change many factors as well that will effect scoring such as how in control you need to be to get an accurate shot or how the angle of your shot and the direction you are skating in relation to your target can effect both your power and accuracy. Beyond finding a difficulty and game style that match your expectations for great competitive play, there are also sliders in the settings for both CPU and Human goalies and shooting to fine tune abilities such as Goalie Reaction Speed and Screen Effect as well as Player shooting accuracy and power that may help you dial them in closer to your expectations.
Is the face-off system being changed at all?
The Face-off system in NHL 16 will be the same as what was in NHL 15.
Are advanced stats going to be in NHL16?
Hey Sean…Advanced stats will not be part of NHL 16.