If you asked me how Connor McDavid has changed the game of hockey I could probably spend the rest of the summer telling you. You can add one more way to that list now, as EA Sports is now adding a Real Player Motion (RPM) feature to NHL 19 that is inspired directly from Connor.
— #NHL19 (@EASPORTSNHL) July 10, 2018
Cool right? As put by EA Sports:
RPM delivers Explosive-Edge skating that enables more control, acceleration, and creativity up and down the ice.
Who better to base this new feature off of than the best skater in the world? Watching Connor skate is a blessing in itself and I would gladly pay any amount of money* to just watch the guy skate around with no pucks in an empty rink. The fact that they’re incorporating his skating methods into a video game seems super cool to me. Have I mentioned that Connor McDavid is an Edmonton Oiler?
To have some sort of impact on the way the game plays and the skating is pretty special. When you get a couple crossovers going, that’s when I feel like I’m really, really moving.
I think last year was the first time I ever skipped buying the EA Sports NHL game so I know the feeling of waiting patiently for September to roll around so you can make the midnight release of the new game every year. Even though 97 isn’t on the cover this year, it seems like the game is still focussed on him now with this new skating technology. Will you be lining up to purchase NHL 19? Let me know in the comments so I know how many people I have to fight off with elbows when the time comes.