’NBA Live 18’ to feature WNBA teams for first time ever
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The talented athletes of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) will finally receive the virtual treatment, as they will be featured in the upcoming “NBA Live 18” video game.
For the first time ever, gamers will finally get the chance to pick teams and players from the world’s premiere women’s league and use them as playable characters.
“We are extremely proud to partner with the WNBA and the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) on this groundbreaking occasion,” NBA Live Executive Producer Sean O’Brien shared the milestone to Forbes’ Brian Mazique.
“The WNBA is home to some of the most incredible athletes on the planet, and we’ve been working hard to integrate them into our game in an authentic and meaningful way. This is only a taste of what we have in store, and look forward to working with the league on more great integrations in the franchise in the future.”
Previously, the likes of Candace Parker, Diana Taurasi and other WNBA players were only made available virtually through player made MODs (modifications).
Furthermore, EA Sports guarantees that they will capture the league’s essence and provide a gameplay “specifically balanced to reflect the unique play style of the league and skills of its players.”
The game’s demo version is expected to come out on August 11, but the WNBA package won’t be available until the full release later this year. Khristian Ibarrola
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