The WNBA makes its debut in EA’s NBA Live 18
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The WNBA makes its debut in EA’s NBA Live 18


With facial scans and motion capture too.

The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) will make its debut in NBA Live 18, EA today confirmed.

NBA Live 18 will offer up WNBA Play Now, letting players use official female teams and players in games. The mode will be separate from others, meaning the WNBA players can’t play with those in the NBA.

Developer EA Tiburon has scanned the heads and faces of starts like Maya Moore, Diana Taurasi, Sylvia Fowles, Tina Charles, Brittney Griner, , Alisha Gray, Chelsea Gray, Jonquel Jones, and Alyssa Thomas; WNBA 2017 first overall draft pick, Kelsey Plum, also has done motion capture for the upcoming title.

“We are extremely proud to partner with the WNBA and the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) on this groundbreaking occasion,” said EA’s Sean O’Brien via statement. “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.”

NBA LIVE 18 heads to Xbox One and PS4 this September.

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