While almost all major sports game franchises, including FIFA, Madden NFL, and NBA 2K, offer PC versions, NHL has not for over 10 years. This situation routinely leads to questions that arise around the time of release for the yearly NHL game, whether that will change. So, will NHL 23 end this drought and become the next EA Sports NHL game to be released for PC? Here’s what we know about the possibility of NHL 23 coming to PC.
Is NHL 23 available on PC?
At this time of writing, we know almost nothing about NHL 23, including the game’s availability on PC, what new features will be included compared to the previous game in the franchise, and many more.
Related: When is the release date for NHL 23?
While other EA Sports games like FIFA and Madden NFL have had a yearly release on the PC for quite some time, NHL hasn’t. The last time an EA NHL game was released on PC was back in 2008, with NHL 09. Since then, the series has been relegated to consoles, specifically the Xbox and PlayStation platforms.
Whether this will change in 2022 for NHL 23, we do not know at this time. It may not, at least if the Closed Technical Test is of any indication. In late July 2022, EA Sports allowed NHL fans to register and participate in a closed beta of NHL 23. While the options included the ability to test out NHL 23 for both old and current-generation Xbox and PlayStation platforms, PC was not one of the options.
We will update this guide to reflect future updates and announcements by Electronic Arts and the NHL team.