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EA Sports released a new blog today, talking about freestyle control and player movement in NBA Live 16.

The blog goes into detail on dribbling, shooting, passing, and screens -- you know, the things that make up the core basketball game. Here are some snippets from each...

Dribbling

Dribbling has received improvements in how it looks and how responsive it is. You will feel more in control and will see a difference in how signature moves and size ups are controlled. In a basic sense, you'll choose the moves and speed of how you perform size ups.

Shooting

Jump shots have been overhauled, with you now getting feedback on the shot timing. Also, you won't have to wait for an animation to finish before you release the ball. The feel on shot timing is tweaked as well, with a new meter (which we've seen before) which guides you to releasing a perfect jumper.

Passing

Passing has been overhauled a bit as well.The new, and well documented now, dribble handoffs will allow you to select which player on the floor will receive it. You will also have the option of a backdoor cut during this if the defense overplays the move.

The big addition seems to be touch passing, where you can queue up a pass to hit an open man or swing the ball quickly around the perimeter. You simply hit the pass button before a player catches the ball to pull it off.

There are other various additions, from new alley oops to tons of new animations to contextually correct entry passes. Give the blog a read for all of the details.

Screens

On and off ball screens are getting a makeover as well, with the big change being players moving to screen other players and not simply standing in a location hoping to screen someone. On top of all of that, you'll have new options to switch between a roll and pop as well.

The folks at EA also just released some new screenshots of NBA Live 16, which you can see here.

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# 1 Mintsa @ 07/17/15 02:04 PM
I like what a read but a need some videos to be honest....
 
# 2 JODYE @ 07/17/15 02:08 PM
More signature animations sound great.

Was really hope to see video though.
 
# 3 ifitbeginsitends @ 07/17/15 02:19 PM
one to one dribble controls! YES (Marv Albert voice)


aww man, me and Melo!
 
# 4 Tonyattia @ 07/17/15 02:24 PM
The aggressive r2 thing is very interesting. The screen stuff is so nice to hear because my style is based on that. Love you can now re screen, and choose which side the screen is set on.


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# 5 grodbetatted @ 07/17/15 02:24 PM
good read but very disappointed there was no video... I wish they would go back to their live 10 method of releasing news. Every week was a new video diary showing the new gameplay
 
# 6 Rockie_Fresh88 @ 07/17/15 02:26 PM
Added touch passing nice !

Seems like they really worked on fundamentals

Really wanted to hear more about signature shots though
 
# 7 mlp111 @ 07/17/15 02:43 PM
I still have to see all this before I hop on board. Too many blanket statements in the past for me to let anything from EA pass this yr. It all sounds good though, and have my attention, however seeing this is believing for me.
 
# 8 grodbetatted @ 07/17/15 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by iloveparkmin
nice blog. i still waiting for 2ksports reveal more details on gameplay, My GM and presentation at end of July. i am not big fan of NBA live series
without nba live there would be no nba 2k, so you gotta hope the best for both
 
# 9 JBulls @ 07/17/15 02:59 PM
I hope what they're claiming lines up with what we'll see this time. Not holding my breath with their track record though.
 
# 10 grodbetatted @ 07/17/15 03:02 PM
Who said anything about losing? I said the reason 2k exists is because of NBA live not that live was gonna be the number 1 selling game for the first time since live 08


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# 11 Vic Viper @ 07/17/15 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by grodbetatted
Who said anything about losing? I said the reason 2k exists is because of NBA live not that live was gonna be the number 1 selling game for the first time since live 08


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grodbetatted and iloveparkmin, just squash it for now or pm each other. I can see Steve Noah and 23 coming in here in a couple minutes. Don't need a ban notice for something so small.
 
# 12 grodbetatted @ 07/17/15 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Vic Viper
grodbetatted and iloveparkmin, just squash it for now or pm each other. I can see Steve and 23 coming in here in a couple minutes. Don't need a ban notice for something so small.
you're right i just want videos from both games asap
 
# 13 Vic Viper @ 07/17/15 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by grodbetatted
you're right i just want videos from both games asap
I feel you bro, but we are going to have to wait until early August when Gamescom arrives. It runs from August 5th through the 9th. We will see A LOT of videos from both games and I believe the Live team will be showing an updated demo as well. We have less than 3 weeks to go. Can't wait myself.
 
# 14 NoTiCe_O @ 07/17/15 04:02 PM
I like the control scheme, I forget sometimes that you can click the sticks ..
 
# 15 Vic Viper @ 07/17/15 04:16 PM
I'm a little worried that these features will be overpowered in terms of trying to defend against. I hope the Live team gave the same attention for defense as they did for the offense.
 
# 16 grodbetatted @ 07/17/15 04:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Vic Viper
I'm a little worried that these features will be overpowered in terms of trying to defend against. I hope the Live team gave the same attention for defense as they did for the offense.
they did say you can intentionally bump cutters and stuff thats cool
 
# 17 videlsports @ 07/17/15 04:56 PM
sounds promising. I like a slashing type of hoops game, where you feel the response to the controls better. Ripping off some nasty combos to blow by or set up a nice J. Passing seems to be redone as well, which is good because I like to set up dimes too. Lets' hope live can recapture some magic of old.
 
# 18 tedus @ 07/17/15 06:12 PM
Really like what I read! If there are some video in this article, it would be better!
Can't wait for more info during gamescom!

Besides, I just wonder how many signature shot, layup,dunk represent in live16?
 
# 19 PVarck31 @ 07/17/15 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by iloveparkmin
well. i already played NBA live 15 on ps4. i don't like gameplay very much. i have no intention to buy NBA live 16. i trust 2ksports more than EA
If you have no intention to buy Live then why are you in the forum? If you wanna talk about 2K then do it in the 2K forums.
 
# 20 coolcras7 @ 07/17/15 08:08 PM
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Originally Posted by ruggedrum
The funny thing is 2k usually give information mad early but this year all I see is gimicks who gives a crap qbout the summer league being in tue game do I really need to play wit a bunch of 56 rater players Spike lee not one sceenshot...hmmmmmm i wonder if 2k was threatened by Live 15 and said we gotta change up and couldnt get it right and now trying to go off of the old build...2k16 equal NBA elite 11........HAHAHAHAHAHAHA Live is back muthaf8&@s.....
Wow, nothing you said as a grain of truth to it.
 

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