The NBA finals are in full swing with the Miami Heat and the San Antonio Spurs, and EA Sports has just released the first screenshot for NBA Live 15. The photos of Paul George (Indiana Pacers), Tony Parker (Spurs), Rajon Rondo (Boston Celtics), James Harden (Houston Rockets), Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers), and Steph Curry (Golden State Warriors) are stunningly accurate representations of the players, and this might be the year when the “Live” franchise finally gets its mojo back. Rondo’s dour and pensive look, from where I sit, is absolutely on the money.
I was also impressed with last week’s open letter from NBA Live 15 executive producer Sean O’Brien, who admitted certain flaws of the NBA Live 14 experience: “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. We’ve been laser-focused on making sure that this isn’t the case with NBA Live 15.”
Check out the impressive video below, which deals with how the NBA players were captured through the use of 12 DSLR cameras:
NBA Live 15 comes out October 7 for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.