EA Sports to allow fans to create female players in NBA Live 19
NBA.com Global on Jul 28, 2018 08:20 AM
NBA Live 19 cover
EA Sports press release
EA SPORTS™ today revealed that, for the first time in a basketball video game, fans will be able to create female players in NBA LIVE 19. The inclusion of female players is an important step toward leveling the playing field, providing gamers increased opportunities to express their unique individuality and create a reflection of themselves while competing in the game. This new feature follows last year’s introduction of the WNBA’s full roster in the NBA LIVE franchise, also a video game first.
Players will be able to create female characters and take them around the world in THE ONE, building their squad, taking on global challenges and accessing the same skills, progression and gear as their male counterparts. Men and women can also play together on the same team in THE ONE.
Female gamers will also be able to scan their faces using the NBA LIVE Companion app (iOS and Android) and import them onto their customized player. Furthermore, NBA LIVE 19 will introduce new Icon Abilities modeled after some of the greatest female ballers of all time including Candace Parker, Elena Delle Donne and Brittney Griner.
NBA LIVE 19 further demonstrates EA SPORTS’ tradition of inclusion in gaming and invites fans to celebrate the occasion on social media using the hashtag #ShesInTheGame.
NBA LIVE 19 is developed by EA Tiburon and will be available worldwide September 7 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.