NHL 23 Skates Its Way To Xbox Game Pass With EA Play Today (April 13)

We've got another April 2023 Xbox Game Pass drop today that should be particularly interesting for sports fans, as the latest entry in EA's NHL series is becoming available to Game Pass Ultimate members as part of EA Play.

NHL 23, which has separate Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S versions, introduces features such as online cross-play, new "last chance" animations, improvements to Franchise Mode and mixed men's and women's squads in Ultimate Team.

In our review of NHL 23 last year, we only gave it a 6/10 score, explaining that although it plays a great game of hockey as always, there weren't enough meaningful improvements to justify a day one purchase. Of course, that doesn't really matter when you get access for "free" with Xbox Game Pass - you can just lace up your skates and enjoy!

You'll find more information about NHL 23 below, along with some screenshots:

"EA SPORTS™ NHL 23 is greater together. Get the best players in the world on one lineup with the introduction of mixed women’s and men’s teams in HUT. The arrival of cross-platform matchmaking for players on the same platform generation in WOC means deeper player pools, shorter queue times, and more teams for your squad to square up against.

And now, add to your highlight reel with over 500 new Last Chance Puck Movement gameplay animations that let you control how a play unfolds after any level of contact is taken, from performing passes out of stumbles to desperation shots from the ice. Plus, overhauled strategy systems allow you to easily gameplan and finetune your playmaking skills. So grab your friends and gear up for the most dynamic, connected, and visually rich version of Chel yet."

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