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NBA Live 18 Demo Scheduled to Arrive on August 11

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NBA Live 18 Demo Scheduled to Arrive on August 11

The NBA Live 18 demo is scheduled to be released on Friday, August 11 for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4. We know it’s a demo of The One, but it could feature a few other things. Once we get more details, we will update this post.

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  1. Nice! I will be looking forward to this.
    (Need XBOX Gold or PS Plus, an EA Account, and Persistent Internet connection according to the fine print -- nothing out of the ordinary.)
    Perfect time to release it. 2K gamers are tired of '17, so they'll come check it out. Gives us enough time to play it and see if we like it or not before games such as Madden come out. Just hoping that they give us the ability to play online in this demo like in the '16 demo.
    Should certainly get a fair amount of play being the given time. I sure hope it's good and Live is well alive again!!! I'm afraid if this sucks, R. I. P. to live
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    Awesome timing! With M18 set to drop on the 22nd gives us time to really test it out. Hoping to see vast improvements from 16, which from the gameplay videos we seen it has.
    Welcome back Live!
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    Vazione
    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    I will be at my future in-laws from the 10th to 13th.
    FML

    couples vacation with friends that weekend BUT its on when i return Sunday.
    This is great and but you'd think they'd announce an official release date too, alongside of the demo release date.
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    Nice can't wait to give this game a try and see it in motion on a TV.  A little disappointed there was a gameplay trailer to accompany this announcement but I'm sure we will be getting plenty of information and gameplay soon enough.
    @WTF -- can you tell us whether the demo will only feature Drew League & street parks, or will it also have actual NBA teams we can play with?
    WTF
    You'll get a feel for NBA as well.

    EDIT:
    Whoops, nevermind. Just saw that quote above...
    I am more excited for this demo than any bball game in a couple of years. Though I will say that 2kU demo last year was hot and sucked me into that game until they switched the game up with updates and completely changed the feel back to the stale animation controlled gameplay. So maybe I should learn to temper my excitement for any game lol.
    I just want to play 5 vs 5 game. If they have the warriors vs cavs, or other real teams to just sample game play is what im interested in. I hope its not just the one stuff.
    WTF
    You'll get a feel for NBA as well.

    Well this is mostly a super serious sim community, but I'm one of the few that mainly plays the career modes. Will we be able do face scans, get a head start on our character etc?
    MontanaMan
    Well this is mostly a super serious sim community, but I'm one of the few that mainly plays the career modes. Will we be able do face scans, get a head start on our character etc?

    Yep, you will.
    oldman
    Isn't this about the time they released a demo in their last run?
    I hope this game is good but I'm worried they are releasing this 4 months ahead of the games release to gauge interest.
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    Four months? The game comes out in a month and a half.
    PVarck31
    Four months? The game comes out in a month and a half.

    When? Everytime that I Google it the only response says December 2017.
    Edit:. I just tried to look it up on Best Buy and GameStop. It is not on either of their websites.
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    Besides The One mode I wonder what teams will be available to play in the demo?
    Golden State, Cavs, Rockets, & Celtics are my guess.
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    oldman
    When? Everytime that I Google it the only response says December 2017.
    Edit:. I just tried to look it up on Best Buy and GameStop. It is not on either of their websites.
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    The December date you are seeing is a placeholder date. Happens with all games that don't have an official release date.
    WTF said it was coming out 9/15. No way they release this in December.
    PVarck31
    The December date you are seeing is a placeholder date. Happens with all games that don't have an official release date.
    WTF said it was coming out 9/15. No way they release this in December.

    Considering the release date of the "other" NBA game, I can't decide if that release date is a genius move, or a terrible move.
    I'll definitely be testing out this demo though. Have to see how far this game has come.
    Word. I'm hoping I actually like this Live. The 16 demo, while the graphics were good, I couldn't eff with the gameplay and the demo was deleted after 2 or 3 go rounds. I'm not an "onliner" so I didn't care for Pro-AM.
    TreyIM2
    Word. I'm hoping I actually like this Live. The 16 demo, while the graphics were good, I couldn't eff with the gameplay and the demo was deleted after 2 or 3 go rounds. I'm not an "onliner" so I didn't care for Pro-AM.

    Agree with the 16 demo. Worst gameplay I've seen from a next gen hoops game tbh.
    Looking forward to starting 'The One'. Really like playing w/ friends in Live 16 with summer circuit and LIVE RUN so I am excited about this.
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    PVarck31
    The December date you are seeing is a placeholder date. Happens with all games that don't have an official release date.
    WTF said it was coming out 9/15. No way they release this in December.

    I believe you, but on EA's end why the heck will they not let you pre-order it yet? Especially since it is only a month and a half away.
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    This is awesome, hard to argue with a demo coming out a month or more before the game's release.  Really hoping I'm as into Live this year as those who have played it seem to be.  I'm not dogging 2k, just been there and done that a lot lately, found the game a bit stale last year to say the least.?
    Let's do this EA, don't eff it up!
    BA2929
    Considering the release date of the "other" NBA game, I can't decide if that release date is a genius move, or a terrible move.
    I'll definitely be testing out this demo though. Have to see how far this game has come.

    legendary gold elite platinum epic collector season-pass editions of games are $150 now. i'd rather just get two standard games for $120.
    I am wondering if they have not given an official release and a put up preorders because they are contemplating doing what 2k once did as the underdog and selling the game at a significant discount. First 2k I ever played was because I could pick it up for 20 bucks. I believe that 2K's confidence in that game going forward once they could get it into households was the genesis to their market dominance today. 
    @WTF -- will the demo be an "unlimited" demo (playable forever like the Live 16 demo), or like an EA Access type of thing?
    I never got around to buying Live 16 at the time, only downloaded the demo. A month ago I began playing the demo in anticipation of Live 18, and I went out and bought 16 for $9.99 -- I've been playing it nonstop ever since.
    WTF
    Believe it'll be unlimited demo with ability to carry over progress.

    Nice I look forward to playing it....I'm playing Live 16 and I'm loving how controllable your guy is.
    Goffs
    Nice I look forward to playing it....I'm playing Live 16 and I'm loving how controllable your guy is.

    thats what caught me a few months back. i felt like i had control of my character! once i learned how to play defense on live (not impossible but can feel like it), is when i really began to enjoy the free movement. live 16 was and still is a fun game
    Dekkfly
    Will it release at midnight?
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    It very well could. Probably not one of those highly planned midnight releases, but for fans like us, it would be nice. Worst case, set your alarm for 4am or when you got the restroom and have a check! haha
    This is the earliest I remember seeing an NBA demo come out. I got some high hopes they are confident in this product. I tread softly, but excited at the same time...
    So the demo is only a "my player" thing? You can't play with regular nba teams? If so really bad decision by EA Imo. I'm not interested at all in this fictional stuff and I'm sure I'm not the only one. I want to see how it feels playing with real nba players, 5vs5, and how they are represented in the game
    Norris_Cole
    So the demo is only a "my player" thing? You can't play with regular nba teams? If so really bad decision by EA Imo. I'm not interested at all in this fictional stuff and I'm sure I'm not the only one. I want to see how it feels playing with real nba players, 5vs5, and how they are represented in the game

    Nothing has been confirmed on what is actually available in the demo. More than likely the option to play Cavs v Warriors will be there among other things.
    I could've sworn that wtf already said that you can play as NBA teams. I'm also pretty sure that the wnba are also playable.
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    ChefBoyRT
    Nothing has been confirmed on what is actually available in the demo. More than likely the option to play Cavs v Warriors will be there among other things.
    Man I hope so.
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    Norris_Cole
    So the demo is only a "my player" thing? You can't play with regular nba teams? If so really bad decision by EA Imo. I'm not interested at all in this fictional stuff and I'm sure I'm not the only one. I want to see how it feels playing with real nba players, 5vs5, and how they are represented in the game
    This would be extremely disappointing
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    Norris_Cole
    So the demo is only a "my player" thing? You can't play with regular nba teams? If so really bad decision by EA Imo. I'm not interested at all in this fictional stuff and I'm sure I'm not the only one. I want to see how it feels playing with real nba players, 5vs5, and how they are represented in the game

    The Live 16 demo had 6 NBA teams you could play as/against, in addition to the "my player" (Rising Star), and Pro-Am/street park modes.
    I gotta give EA credit, even though the Live franchise has been plagued with issues, the Live 16 was pretty heavy-featured and it's playable even to this day. I am expect this demo to be the same.
    Really hoping we get a chance to play online Pro-Am like 16. I had a lot of fun grinding out the games and getting a feel for the game while unlocking stuff. I feel like that made it a very unique demo too that it would be disappointing if we were just stuck with strictly offline this time.
    I think it's available for us on xbox one or so I've heard.
    Yes. After you play the my career mode for 2 chapters (2 quick cpu pro am ish games) then you unlock playing online with others online, you just have to go back to the main menu for that.

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