WNBA Teams Join NBA Live For The First Time

NBA Live 18 Adds WNBA Players and Teams for a Historic First

On excellesports.com, Yuti Joshi wrote: "This will be a pivotal moment in the official WNBA's roster of teams as they get ready to debut in a video game".

You will be able to play with the WNBA squads in "WNBA Play Now" mode, which will be available offline and online, but WNBA teams won't be eligible to play NBA teams or in any of the game's career modes. A new gameplay trailer was released, as well. It's a very different style than the National Basketball Association we all know, with more emphasis on sharp shooters and passing along with the occasional dunks.

Take a look at the WNBA in NBA Live 18 trailer here.

According to EA's press release, "The WNBA will be available in WNBA Play Now, and teams and player skills have been specifically balanced to reflect the unique playstyle of the league and skills of its players".

Players' ratings and skill moves have been incorporated to add to the game's authenticity.

In order to incorporate the league's teams and players, the NBA LIVE 18 team conducted head scans of star athletes like Maya Moore, Brittney Griner, Diana Taurasi, Tina Charles, Sylvia Fowles, Alisha Gray, Chelsea Gray, Jonquel Jones, and Alyssa Thomas, and held motion capture sessions with 2017 WNBA Draft first overall pick, Kelsey Plum, among others. They added 12 women's national soccer teams to the game that year and had American Soccer star Alex Morgan share the US regional cover of the game with Lionel Messi. They were also available in "FIFA 17".

Since #Ea Sports revived their "NBA Live" series following a four-year hiatus in 2013, they have not fared well at all against the juggernaut that is 2K Games "NBA 2K" series.

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