NHL 19 Looks More Physical than Ever in New RPM Tech Trailer
There are body checks galore in NHL 19's newest trailer, which highlights the new RPM animation tech, which improves collision physics.
EA announced NHL 19 last month during the 2018 NHL Awards, which take place in Las Vegas. P.K. Subban from the Nashville Predators is the cover star, giving the game and its marketing materials a nice orange hue. This years entry introduces a new Ones mode and a multiplayer hub called World of Chel, and the animations have also been vastly improved with the addition of RPM tech.
Today, EA wanted to highlight that specific feature of NHL 19, so they released a new video where Producer Ben Ross and P.K. Subban discussing how the Real Player Motion technology has improved things, especially when it comes to collision physics.
The game’s developers over at EA Vancouver were inspired by the physicality from players like P.K. Subban, and wanted the game to look more authentic when compared to the actual sport, not stilted and janky. In addition to general animation improvements, RPM tech has allowed the developers to vastly improves checking. When colliding with another player, there are now direct points of contact, and each player will react accordingly.
You can check out the new RPM tech trailer below. NHL 19 will release for PS4 and Xbox One on September 14. For those of you who want to pre-order the game, you can currently do so on Amazon.
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