NBA LIVE 14 REVEALS ATHLETE LINEUP

October 14, 2013 – Today EA SPORTS announced its NBA LIVE roster, a squad including cover athlete Kyrie Irving of the Cleveland Cavaliers and young stars Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers), Ricky Rubio (Minnesota Timberwolves), John Wall (Washington Wizards), Kemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats) and Victor Oladipo (Orlando Magic).

These six rising stars embody the NBA LIVE 14 ethos of “Nothing but Next,” as each is poised to be a major force on the court for years to come. These star players have spent the past several months playing an integral role in the creation of NBA LIVE 14, lending their likenesses and expertise every step of the way. The players have been involved in motion capture to capture their unique signature moves, head scans, facial performance sessions, development consultation and more. Fans will see the players featured videos and the marketing campaign leading up to, and through, the launch of NBA LIVE 14 on November 19 in North America and in the worldwide on November 22 for Xbox One and November 29 for PlayStation 4.

“The time, access and feedback these athletes have provided has been invaluable,” said NBA LIVE 14 Executive Producer Sean O’Brien. “We’ve been able to capture signature moves and unique styles through mocap sessions, and their willingness to provide open and honest feedback has helped us do so much more with the game in year one than we ever could have achieved without them.”

Below is a full breakdown of the accomplishments and accolades of each member of the NBA LIVE 14 roster.

Kyrie Irving (Cleveland Cavaliers)

·         First overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft

·         2012 NBA Rookie of the Year

·         2012 NBA All-Rookie First Team

·         2012 NBA Rising Stars Challenge MVP

·         2013 NBA Foot Locker Three-Point Shootout Champion

·         2013 NBA All-Star

·         2013 USA Basketball Showcase Roster

·         EA SPORT NBA LIVE 14 Cover Athlete

Damian Lillard (Portland Trailblazers)

·         Sixth overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft

·         2013 NBA Rookie of the Year

·         2013 NBA All-Rookie First Team

·         2013 NBA Skills Challenge Champion

·         2013 NBA Rising Star

·         2013 USA Basketball Showcase Roster

Ricky Rubio (Minnesota Timberwolves)

·         2007, 2008, 2009 FIBA European Young Player of the Year

·         Fifth overall pick in the 2009 NBA Draft

·         2012 NBA All-Rookie First Team

·         2012, 2013 NBA Rising Star

John Wall (Washington Wizards)

·         First overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft

·         2011 NBA All-Rookie First Team

·         2011 NBA T-Mobile Rookie Challenge MVP

·         2012 NBA Rising Star

·         2013 USA Basketball Showcase Roster

Kemba Walker (Charlotte Bobcats)

·         Ninth overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft

·         2012, 2013 NBA Rising Star

·         2013 USA Basketball Showcase Roster

Victor Oladipo (Orlando Magic)

·         Second overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft

Just as these players embody the future of the league, NBA LIVE 14 is paving the way for the next generation of sports video game. NBA LIVE 14 brings next-definition visuals to the court, showcasing every detail of the players, uniforms and arenas. The virtual versions of these incredible players will demonstrate the power of bounceTek, which provides the most realistic dribbling and ball-handling experience ever. Furthermore, dribble packages for 50 of the league’s top players and authentic signature moves make the action look and feel better than ever. More details on how CourtQ connects fans to the NBA, an evolving soundtrack and other major features will be announced soon.  

NBA LIVE 14 is developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon and is available for pre-order on the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 at all major retailers. NBA LIVE 14 will launch on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on November 19, 2013 in North America. Available In Europe on November 22 for Xbox One and November 29 for PlayStation 4. With the power of EA SPORTS IGNITE, NBA LIVE 14 will deliver True Player Motion, Human Intelligence and Living Worlds to the hardwood. To learn more about NBA LIVE 14, visit http://www.easports.com/uk/nba-live, and be sure to follow the NBA LIVE 14 Facebook and Twitter pages for breaking news and information.  

EA SPORTS is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs and cross-platform digital experiences. EA SPORTS creates connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sports through industry-leading sports videogames, including Madden NFL football, FIFA Soccer, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, NCAA® Football, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR® golf, SSX™ and EA SPORTS UFC.

For more information about EA SPORTS, including news, video, blogs, forums and game apps, please visit www.easports.com to connect, share and compete.

 


Games PressGames Press is the leading online resource for games journalists. Used daily by magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, online media and retailers worldwide, it offers a vast, constantly updated archive of press releases and assets, and is the simplest and most cost-effective way for PR professionals to reach the widest possible audience. Registration for the site and the Games Press email digest is available, to the trade only, at www.gamespress.com.