NHL 22 will have a very limited cross-progression system for those planning to jump from Xbox One to Xbox Series consoles, or PS4 to PS5. In short, cross-progression will impact HUT (Hockey Ultimate Team) only, to a limited degree.
EA Vancouver’s Clement Kwong told Stevivor what players can expect from December 2021, when the cross-progression functionality goes live.
“Players starting on [last-gen] will have the ability to transfer their HUT team and value to [current-gen],” he explained. “How it works is that we allow players to protect their top 20 players in their current lineup as well as their coach. The rest of their progression and collection — coins, et cetera — will be tabulated into what we call a ‘tiered score’.
“The tiered score will be converted into into pack value, which would then be be granted upon registering or creating your HUT team for first time [on current-gen].”
Come December, players will have to initiate the cross-progression transfer manually. The reason for this is that all last-gen HUT items will become untradeable as part of the transfer process, protecting the last-gen HUT market, Kwong explained.
“That’s mainly for security reasons, so we don’t impact or imbalance the economy, protecting the investment and the fun for those that are playing in that in that [last-gen] ecosystem.”
NHL 22 heads to Xbox One, Xbox Series S, Xbox Series X, PS4 and PS5 on 15 October 2021. Its special X-Factor Edition will provide three days of early access from 12 October 2021. A technical test is expected later in August.
15 October 2021
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