Executive Producer of NBA Live 14, Sean O’Brien talks about how the upcoming game will only be available to the Xbox One and PS4, which means the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions will not be attainable. He says, “The vision is a simple one: To create a great basketball game exclusively for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4,”
“The great news for me is that EA SPORTS is 100% committed to rebuilding NBA LIVE. There is an enormous financial commitment to the development of the product on Xbox One and PS4, including the size of the team and resources required to give us every opportunity to make a great basketball game that can compete with such a solid franchise like NBA 2K.”
Their most recently released game NBA 2K13 was so successful that it became a record for the franchise NBA 2K.
O’Brien states, “My first priority was to focus on core gameplay. We needed to capture the essence of half-court basketball, providing 1-on-1 isolation both in the perimeter and the post, the 2-on-2 chess match that is the pick and roll, while still offering the gamer the opportunity to push the basketball in transition and have the control required to get the ball into the lane to either take the ball to the rim or find an open teammate if the defense collapses,”
He explains how the upcoming title will be more recent and connected to real life, “I’m also really proud of our partnership with Synergy Sports Technologies. I want to remove subjectivity from how we rate players and have that data provided by Synergy Sports to completely drive how the game plays. I’m really excited about being able to update our game within an hour of something happening in the NBA. We’re going to be making an enormous investment into this connected experience. “
NBA Live 14 should be available this year, around the time the new consoles are released.