The Elbow staff
NEW YORK, NY – In the hope of providing the most realistic gaming experience possible, the team behind NHL 17 today announced that Quebec City would not be included in the game's new franchise relocation feature.
It was announced on Sunday that gamers will be able to move their Franchise Mode team to one of 19 cities in North America, however today it was revealed that Quebec City had been removed from the list of options.
"At NHL 17, we have a commitment to providing our players with the most realistic hockey experience possible," lead developer Neil Lee said. "And in order to stay true to that realism, we've decided that we won't allow any hockey to be played in the virtual version of Quebec City at all."
In a fun twist, however, players are able to request a move to Quebec City by paying a yet-to-be confirmed amount through the PlayStation or XBox Games Store.
"By emptying their Store account to request a move to Quebec City, fans can once again experience the bitter disappointment in realistic fashion, as the league waits a few months before ultimately denying the move."
With the game set to be released next month, EA is hoping that the excitement surrounding today's news will encourage a spike in pre-sales.
Other than the new relocation feature, the game will remain completely unchanged from NHL 16.