NBA Live 15 coming October 7

NBA Live 15 has announced a release date of October 7--the same day NBA 2K15 is coming.


NBA Live 15 is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 7, EA announced today. In the announcement, executive producer Sean O'Brien recognized some of the shortcomings of NBA Live 14, and promised "lofty goals" for this year's installment.

"We know we fell short in two major areas with NBA LIVE 14. 5-on-5 gameplay didn’t have the depth and polish of an EA Sports game and our visuals just weren’t up to expectations for a next-gen title," O'Brien said in an open letter (via GameSpot). "We’ve been laser-focused on making sure that this isn’t the case with NBA LIVE 15 and I’m really excited with our progress in those two areas."

In terms of detail, he said the studio has rescanned most of the league, refined player models and the revised the lighting system. He also said the studio has studied up on the teams themselves, to make their play styles replicate the actual play. To achieve their goals, though, he said they need to "put our heads down and work as hard as possible with minimal distractions." To that end, it will be going quiet about NBA Live 15 until July, and then starting the PR cycle leading to its October release.

Those eagerly anticipating NBA 2K15 might have noticed that this means both basketball games will be coming on the same day. That will certainly invite comparisons, and last year a head-to-head didn't go all that well for NBA Live. EA Sports even apologized for it. We'll have to see how this year's match-up goes.

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    June 6, 2014 8:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, NBA Live 15 coming October 7.

    NBA Live 15 has announced a release date of October 7--the same day NBA 2K15 is coming.

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      June 6, 2014 8:01 AM

      Live has been terrible but I remember when it was the best bball game to play. NBA2K has it's little issues and quirks but is far superior. I just wish they would bring back College Hoops.

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        June 6, 2014 8:34 AM

        It seems like EA fouled up the first iteration of Live on the previous generation of consoles and then gave up for a while instead of course-correcting.

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          June 6, 2014 8:35 AM

          Yeah, I read an article how it was over budget and they couldn't fix the animations in time so they just canned it.

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      June 6, 2014 8:23 AM

      Good luck with that

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      June 6, 2014 8:42 AM

      Did they fix NBA Live 14 like they promised? - "Improvements on these fronts are also in development now for NBA LIVE 14. You will notice in the coming weeks and months that the game’s visuals and animation will improve significantly."

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