EA Sports has provided the first details surrounding the connected experiences fans can expect to see in NBA LIVE 14. By utilizing the power and connectivity of next-gen consoles, NBA LIVE 14 can provide player ratings and tendencies updates,along with new challenges, rewards and content.
CourtQ offers updates of over 70 player ratings, tendencies and team stats, which are refreshed after each NBA game. Consequently, players in-game will perform, react and ball just like their real-world counterparts, creating the most authentic basketball experience to date. Through the connected experience game modes and challenges, such as Head-to-Head Seasons, LIVE Season (which features BIG Moments and NBA Rewind), LIVE Ultimate Team and EA Sports Hoops Network, the game will be constantly updated to keep the game fresh and up to date.
The game is also set to feature full ESPN broadcast integration with special graphics and presentation for postseason games and the NBA Finals. The game will also include commentary from the number-one ESPN broadcast team, Mike Breen and Jeff Van Gundy. Jalen Rose will also join Breen and Van Gundy to provide in-game analysis before, during and after a game, along with providing commentary updates, news, special announcements and shout-outs to top NBA LIVE gamers. An adaptive soundtrack is also set to appear in the game, growing throughout the year as legendary DJ MICK adds to the Mixtape.
- Head-to-Head Seasons tracks the results of each online game and places players in the appropriate league based on their skill level. Win enough games and you’ll be promoted to the next level of competition, struggle and face demotion to a lower tier.
- Jump into LIVE Season to enjoy new content every day, powered by CourtQ and Synergy. Take on quick challenges based on each day’s most memorable NBA performances in BIG Moments. Whether you’re faced with scoring a last-minute buzzer-beater or swiping the ball three times in a quarter with a specific player, these bite-sized challenges provide a quick dose of NBA action. Replicate history or rewrite it in NBA Rewind as you take control of the league’s biggest stars and teams throughout the season with the actual team roster, player stats and tendencies. Attempt to match or surpass full-game objectives generated by Synergy and CourtQ that focus on several key performances from the actual contest.
- Experience the perfect combination of NBA LIVE 14 and fantasy basketball, as you build your Ultimate Team of the brightest modern NBA stars and all-time legends in LIVE Ultimate Team.
- EA Sports Hoops Network also allows individuals to stay connected with friends and track their performances and success alongside other NBA LIVE gamers across the globe. Everything fans do in NBA LIVE 14 rewards them with XP, which will unlock new content and bonuses in LIVE Ultimate Team as players level-up.
NBA LIVE 14 is set to launch on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on November 19, 2013 in North America, and worldwide on November 22 (Xbox One) and November 29 (PlayStation 4). For more information, visit the official site and Facebook page. Nothing but next.