12:04 PM - June 9, 2015 by Steve_OS
Oklahoma City Thunder point guard, Russell Westbrook has been officially named the cover athlete for NBA Live 16, check out the trailer here and 8 new screenshots here.
Here are the official NBA Live 16 covers.
An official release date hasn't been revealed yet. More details will arrive during the EA press briefing on Monday, June 15th at 1:00PM PT. Until then, here are some of the features.
- LIVE IS ALL ABOUT YOU
The ultimate form of self-expression where everything you do matters – both on and off the court.
Free your game with our physics-based player movement system – giving you unparalleled control and best-in-class animation.
- LIVE CONNECTED
The freshest way to play ball. Ultimate Team, Dynasty, Big Moment Challenges and more are back and better than ever.
- DISCOVER HOW TO RISE TOGETHER THIS SUMMER
A new way to experience NBA LIVE…
Read the full press release below.
RUSSELL WESTBROOK NAMED NBA LIVE 16 COVER ATHLETE
Thunder All-Star Makes Video Game Cover Debut
Today Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) revealed Russell Westbrook as the cover athlete for NBA LIVE 16. Westbrook, the Oklahoma City Thunder point guard, is a decorated NBA star and one of the most versatile and explosive players in the league, demonstrated by his 11 triple-doubles this season, seven more than the next closest player. Westbrook is a four-time All-Star, and was named the 2015 All-Star Game MVP. He was also the NBA Scoring Champion after the 2014 season, and has won two gold medals as part of the US National Team, once during the 2010 FIBA World Championship and again in the 2012 Olympics.
“Russell Westbrook is a player who can do it all, and we can’t imagine a better fit for the cover of NBA LIVE 16,” said EA SPORTS VP of Marketing Anthony Stevenson. “NBA LIVE 16 is all about self-expression, and who better embodies that than Westbrook, both on and off the court? Russell plays every game like he has something to prove. Our team is building NBA LIVE the exact same way, so we’re thrilled to have him as an ambassador for our game.”
EA SPORTS will announce the first gameplay details of NBA LIVE 16 next week at E3, and fans are encouraged to tune into the official EA press briefing on Monday, June 15 at 1:00pm PT for live announcements regarding this year’s game. Show attendees will also be able to stop by the EA booth to get their hands on NBA LIVE 16 for themselves for the very first time.
NBA LIVE 16 is developed in Orlando, Florida by EA Tiburon and will be available for Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and will be available for $59.99. To learn more about NBA LIVE 16, visit https://www.easports.com/nba-live.