To the torment of hockey beat writers who also play video games, the Columbus Blue Jackets’ cannon will apparently be recreated in EA Sports’ NHL 16.
The Blue Jackets believe that the real-life cannon blows up the digital counterpart, but let’s compare them side-by-side with a photo from Getty and EA’s screenshot:
For the sake of realism, will EA also post simulated tweets of on-the-scene reporters nearly having heart attacks thanks to the cannon, though? The game should include this nifty bit, too, actually:
It seems like NHL 16 is striving to emulate league arena atmospheres more and more, including the Tampa Bay Lightning’s tesla coil: