EA Sports' NBA LIVE 14 launches for next-gen consoles

8:35 PM, Nov 19, 2013   |    comments
A digital Kyrie Irving attempts to block a jump shot in EA Sports' 'NBA LIVE 14' video game.
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EA Sports has brought its NBA LIVE video game franchise back from the inactive list with NBA LIVE 14, just released for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.  The game features the company's new bounceTek dribble physics, dynamic player and team ratings, and tendency updates via CourtQ and Synergy Sports.  There are also constantly evolving LIVE Season Challenges, Ultimate Team mode, and more. 

"It feels great to bring NBA LIVE back to the hardwood," said Executive Producer Sean O'Brien.  "It's an exciting time in our industry with the launches of both the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 consoles.  For NBA LIVE 14 to be chosen as one of the five launch titles from EA shows the commitment the company has to this franchise.  I'm looking forward to continuing to bring NBA fans an authentic, relevant and connected basketball gaming experience in the years ahead."

The game delivers a number of features for the NBA game enthusiast. Players will be able to utilize bounceTek dribbling for an unprecedented level of control with the ball in their hands.  The innovative physics-based dribbling system provides organic control and authentic responsiveness, introducing a rhythm-based dribble that mimics the NBA game and allows fans to perform ankle-breaking crossovers, hesitations and more.

CourtQ allows NBA LIVE 14 to sync step-for-step with the actual NBA season as it happens, providing updates to over 70 player and team ratings, tendencies, stats and more, all updated within hours after each NBA game.

LIVE Season introduces new challenge-based games in the form of BIG Moments and NBA Rewind.  BIG Moments offer bite-sized challenges based on the biggest performances and most impressive players each and every night of the NBA season. Within hours of the end of each game fans can boot up their console and take on BIG Moments ranging from last-second buzzer-beaters to full-quarter challenges.  In addition, NBA Rewind lets players relive their favorite teams' full schedule, with added objectives based on each game's best performers.  Players can relive history or rewrite it as during attempts to replicate the feats of the NBA's best players in the biggest moments.

Those looking for a fantasy basketball experience can dive into LIVE Ultimate Team, putting together dominant rosters composed of the NBA's brightest talent.  Play online head-to-head games or Fantasy Showdowns to earn coins to buy new packs of players, uniforms, contracts and more to build the best line-ups possible.

Fans can also look forward to additional modes like Dynasty, Rising Star, and a best-of-seven Friends Finals series.  Augmenting all this is a full ESPN broadcast presentation with commentary and analysis by Mike Breen, Jeff Van Gundy and Jalen Rose, as well as the Mixtape by MICK soundtrack, bringing all the freshest artists and tracks to NBA LIVE 14

NBA LIVE 14 is developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon and is now available on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 at all major retailers, and at Origin.com.

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