We're still busy enjoying the 10 free hours of FIFA 22 that have been provided with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and EA Play over the past couple of days, and now we know that NHL 22 will be getting the same treatment on October 7.

This means you'll be able to get 10 hours of unrestricted access to the game with your membership, and technically this should be able to go up to 20, as the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S versions are treated as separate games.

It's an interesting year to check the series out, as NHL 22 is powered by EA's Frostbite engine for the very first time, "bringing unrivaled visual detail to every hit, deke and shot". Even Xbox One is getting the benefit of the new engine.

If you're interested, pre-orders are available now for NHL 22 from the Microsoft Store, with both standard and pricier 'X-Factor' versions available, the latter of which adds bonuses like HUT packs and early access. This is another instance where the Xbox Series X and Series S versions are more expensive than Xbox One, with no free upgrade option.

"Powered by Frostbite™, EA SPORTS NHL 22 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S gets the superstar treatment. For the first time ever, experience EA SPORTS NHL on one of the industry’s most powerful game engines bringing unrivaled visual detail to every hit, deke and shot."

Will you be trying out NHL 22's free Xbox Game Pass Ultimate & EA Play trial? Let us know below.