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EA Sports has posted a Q&A with NBA Live 15 Executive Producer, Sean O達rien. The team asked for questions via Twitter and the team selected the top questions.

Below are some of the bullet points, but read the entire Q&A here.
  • We scanned about 70 percent of the league, and plan on getting the rookies during NBA Summer League. Once the season starts up again in the fall, we will start scanning the remaining players we didn稚 get during the 2013-14 NBA season. Our plan is to then create the heads and use our NBA LIVE content system to update the game with the additional scanned heads throughout the season.
  • The Gameplay We致e heard all of the feedback from last year, so we are improving the overall responsiveness and control, especially when dribbling, adding higher quality animations as well as re-working the game flow to make the action on the court organic and seamless.
  • Body types have been completely redone.
  • Expect a completely different gameplay experience with great control and a much improved foundation that makes for a better experience lending itself to a much better flow when you池e playing the game.

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# 1 ProfessaPackMan @ 06/16/14 04:48 PM
The important stuff

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@EASPORTSNBA Name 3 big things Live 15 will improve on #AskObes


1. The Visuals – We’re doubling down, and the game is going to look way better. More on this to come.
2. The Gameplay – We’ve heard all of the feedback from last year, so we are improving the overall responsiveness and control, especially when dribbling, adding higher quality animations as well as re-working the game flow to make the action on the court organic and seamless.
3. Onboarding – We’re committed to providing an amazing first impression as well as a deeper level of understanding of the controls and how they work to ensure that players have some early successes when first playing the game. We will reveal more about this later this summer.
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JerzeyReign @JerzeyReign Follow @EASPORTSNBA Scans look amazing but how much improved is the gameplay? #AskObes

OBES: We knew that was a deficiency last year. Just like visuals, we are laser focused on improving the core systems and fundamentals of gameplay, the responsiveness and control you have on the sticks, the overall quality of animation and the overall flow of the game. Although we are still deep in production, we are happy where the game is right now and are excited to show you more. We are looking forward to working with the community to help shape the vision of the game moving forward.
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Follow @EASPORTSNBA live 15 looks sick but how are the skin texture for the bodies and do the scans of the jerseys affect cloth physics? #AskObes
OBES: Similar to the approach we’ve taken with heads, we’ve used the same approach with skin textures and body parts. Now, players will be more accurately represented with various body types to help match their real-world selves. To your second question, no – scanning does not affect cloth simulation or physics. They are two separate systems, but they work in parallel with one another.
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BackupUndees @CollinJMurray Follow #AskObes what changed from last year and this year that allows you to create such better facial graphics

OBES: We have a brand new lighting approach that helps recreate the likeness. It’s not just scanning that makes the players and the rest of the game look great, it’s the lighting as well. You’ll see the same methodology in the details across all assets including uniforms, crowds, courts, arenas, etc. Expect a visual overhaul of every single asset in the game. Without exaggeration, I can honestly say that every single asset has been touched for NBA LIVE 15.
 
# 2 JODYE @ 06/16/14 05:30 PM
Beating a dead horse here but it all sounds great. Let's see it now.

One thing I think we can hang our hat on with this team, is that they seemed to be committed to community involvement which is a big enough step in itself.
 
# 3 loosey101 @ 06/16/14 05:38 PM
Man seriously, yeah I know, people will be saying, " they're just trying to save face, they said the same stuff last year." This time around I honestly believe we are going to see some great ball. These guys have stayed committed, listened to our feedback and look like graphically they have stepped it up BIG time. I'm pumped for 15, I enjoyed 14 throughly even though the graphics lacked. It was fun, easy to pick up and the players weren't glued to the floor. I'm so pumped to see more screens and some video. I'm actually glad last years debacle is over with, now we can expect to see REAL gameplay, not just rendered stuff. Keep it up guys! #nothingbutnext #startedfromthebottom


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# 4 I Djm @ 06/16/14 05:42 PM
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Originally Posted by loosey101
Man seriously, yeah I know, people will be saying, " they're just trying to save face, they said the same stuff last year." This time around I honestly believe we are going to see some great ball. These guys have stayed committed, listened to our feedback and look like graphically they have stepped it up BIG time. I'm pumped for 15, I enjoyed 14 throughly even though the graphics lacked. It was fun, easy to pick up and the players weren't glued to the floor. I'm so pumped to see more screens and some video. I'm actually glad last years debacle is over with, now we can expect to see REAL gameplay, not just rendered stuff. Keep it up guys! #nothingbutnext #startedfromthebottom


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as long as i can play realistic in the career mode that's good enough for me to purchase
 
# 5 WTF @ 06/16/14 05:42 PM
Yep, everything is sounding really good. Just want to see it in action, feel it for myself once it comes. The visuals that were released look amazing. It sounds like the jerseys that were scanned weren't implemented in those screens, so I'm looking forward to that as well as the updated player body types. I just hope they keep the lean looking models vs the stubby models.
 
# 6 oasis90 @ 06/16/14 06:43 PM
I hope that online will be good..

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# 7 The 24th Letter @ 06/16/14 06:49 PM
Looking forward to it...let's see what you got EA!
 
# 8 nick_sr @ 06/16/14 06:49 PM
Dynasty mode overhaul.

Create player option outside of rising star.

Sliders.

Ultimate team.


These are the questions I need answered!
 
# 9 mlp111 @ 06/16/14 07:51 PM
Looking froward to see this in action... excited from what i have read, however I have all ready made up my mind i will not be preordering either game this yr. Will try demo and rent game before making a decision on one or both titles. But they have my interest!
 
# 10 RumbleCard @ 06/16/14 08:20 PM
Providing a solid Dynasty experience is a gamer changer in my opinion. There's no shortage of people that aren't happy with the RPG direction and lack of administrative control that 2K seems dead set on. EA is posed to take a healthy chunk if they can show a reasonable amount of progress.

None of us are expecting it to change overnight but there has to be significant progress.
 
# 11 TerryP @ 06/16/14 09:16 PM
Any word thus far whether sliders will be included in this year's version?
 
# 12 Mr Bungle 34 @ 06/16/14 10:25 PM
I hope this game is awesome but there's not a chance I buy it on day one. I'll wait until the rest of you report in on it. It's EA, I don't trust them one bit when it comes to sports games. Although I have pre-ordered UFC and after playing the demo, and hearing from those that got it early, I think it's more good than bad. Can't wait until tomorrow. As far as the NBA goes though, I'll have 2K on day one and take a wait and see approach to Live.
 
# 13 Shadojoker @ 06/16/14 10:46 PM
NBA Live looks like it could shock the world this fall!!!
 
# 14 JBulls @ 06/16/14 10:55 PM
The way he talks about gameplay makes it sound like they basically touched it up to make it appear smoother. I wish he said that they overhauled gameplay or something more reassuring.

Oh well, hopefully I'm wrong. We'll see.
 
# 15 Ermolli @ 06/17/14 12:09 AM
Kinda disappointed there wasn't any question about hairstyle and facial hair updates or scanning coaching staff but I like that they'll scan rookies during Summer League, maybe they could scan non-rookies who could be free agents.
 
# 16 JKSportsGamer1984 @ 06/17/14 12:27 AM
It's kind of discouraging to hear them talk so much about facial scans, lighting, graphics, etc.. That's all good to know but that was a given considering how laughable Live 14 was in this area. At this point I want to hear detailed information on how the gameplay has improved not some vague statement. The gameplay was so far behind that they're going to need a massive upgrade & I mean massive! I grew up on Live so I want them to succeed but for some reason I'm not sure if they have their priorities in order. As usual they're talking about dribbling, controls, etc.. This is a red flag to me because EA always seems to focus on the wrong things (not to say dribbling is not important but it seems like that's all they focus on). I want to hear about AI improvements, basketball fundamentals being displayed, court awareness, ball movement, spacing, fluid animations, play logic, more signature animations, etc.. These are all things that Live 14 sorely lacked. It's going to take a whole lot more than improved graphics & fancy dribbling controls for Live to be able to compete. I hope they bring it this year because they have a major uphill battle.
 
# 17 JKSportsGamer1984 @ 06/17/14 12:28 AM
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Originally Posted by TerryP
Any word thus far whether sliders will be included in this year's version?
This! Also will we be able to edit players?
 
# 18 JKSportsGamer1984 @ 06/17/14 12:37 AM
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Originally Posted by JBulls
The way he talks about gameplay makes it sound like they basically touched it up to make it appear smoother. I wish he said that they overhauled gameplay or something more reassuring.

Oh well, hopefully I'm wrong. We'll see.
Exactly. Red flags already. They need to show & prove this year. No more trying to wait til the game is released to show gameplay smh. They need to earn the trust back from fans. The need to show us detailed gameplay improvements & not just talk a good one. We shall see.....NBA Live is on the clock......
 
# 19 Ermolli @ 06/17/14 12:47 AM
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Originally Posted by JBulls
The way he talks about gameplay makes it sound like they basically touched it up to make it appear smoother. I wish he said that they overhauled gameplay or something more reassuring.

Oh well, hopefully I'm wrong. We'll see.
Well...he said in one of the answers "Expect a completely different gameplay experience with great control and a much improved foundation that makes for a better experience lending itself to a much better flow when you池e playing the game. " so it could be understood that they did more than making things smoother.
 
# 20 bballshawn24 @ 06/17/14 01:23 AM
When they say they revamped something i lose more confidence. Well then again they say that every year. But 2k has been slackin lately and i want a solid second option.
 

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