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NBA Live 19 Features New Commentary Team, Big Moments and More

NBA Live 19

NBA Live 19 Features New Commentary Team, Big Moments and More

Some more NBA Live 19 features have been revealed over at GameStop, including a new commentary team of Ed Cohen, voice of the New York Knicks and former Chicago Bull Jay Williams. Big Moments also makes its return. Check out the details below.

NBA LIVE 19 redefines the way you play a basketball game. Real Player Motion and 1v1 Everywhere gives you control in every possession, providing you the ability to change momentum in any game and dominate your opponent. Pursue basketball glory with the freedom to create your path in The League and The Streets, in the return of THE ONE. No longer a solo affair, build your squad of superstars, legends, and cultural icons to join your quest for greatness on courts across the globe.

Gameplay

  • Real Player Motion: Reimagined animation pipelines and player models redefine every move you make with more authenticity, mobility and responsiveness. All new animation sequences and signature styles replicate the movements and mannerisms of your favorite NBA greats providing you with a vast variety of player animations and smooth transitions across the court. From pulling a mid-range basket and dribbling to aggressive defense and post whistle player reactions.
  • 1v1 Everywhere: Change game momentum on every possession with more 1v1 control and responsiveness in all on-ball opportunities and interactivity against your opponent. Just like the best players in the NBA, take control and be aggressive on both sides of the ball to create more space between you and your defender to get open and swish threes or lock down opponents and swat the ball to force a turnover on defense.
  • New Adaptive AI System: Every Game Feels Different. Influence the entire game as your behavior and attitude on the court affects how your teammates and opponents react. Hype up your squad or intimidate opponents and their fans. You want to try and lock down Westbrook? Be prepared for him to come at you. Trying to dunk on players can make you a target for hard fouls, heated exchanges and trash talk. NBA players react just like their real-life counterparts, bringing in a new level of emotion and realism into Sports games.

Presentation

  • Live Arena: The action doesn’t end after the whistle, so don’t let the sideline stop you! Interact with the bench, taunt opposing players, chase the ball into crowd, go hard to the hoop or earn the respect of the crowd, triggering them rush the court after one of your epic plays in The Streets, blurring the lines between what happens on and off the court.
  • Dynamic Commentary: Discover hundreds of hours of new commentary and weekly updates throughout the year to keep each game fresh and exciting. The all-new commentary duo featuring Ed Cohen, voice of the New York Knicks and former Chicago Bull Jay Williams bring you the latest content from around the NBA, Summer Pro-Ams, and global basketball events.

Favorite Ways to Play

Continue your journey to be THE ONE in NBA LIVE 19 and progress through an all-new narrative guided by expanded tools and strategies when building your player with more courts to dominate across the globe. Build your squad and defend your court within an expanded, quest-driven journey for you and your recruited teammates to explore and progress. Compete on courts around the world against new players and legends who join your squad after you’ve beaten them. Level up and unlock new hero abilities for you and your teammates for more playstyle customization and game-changing skills. Customize your player with even more options for self-expression.

  • THE RISE – Define Your Story as you start from High School and progress to legend status on courts in THE LEAGUE and THE STREETS. Increase your stock in performance driven challenges and learn mechanics from iconic players as you rise to stardom. Relive your best and worst moments through Modern Highlights as notable basketball influencers and celebrities mark your achievements on the court. Share in the excitement and disappointments throughout your career reflected by your peers, top streamers/influencers, notable media outlets and ESPN personalities.
  • THE LEAGUE -Live your NBA dream within an authentic, solo-career experience. Get drafted and learn what’s it’s like to be an NBA prospect, facing challenges and opportunities as you choose your destiny.
    • Big Moments: Jump into a challenge and re-play highlights from tip match ups as they happen live within the NBA Season to earn rewards.
  • THE STREETS – Venture beyond The League and into The Streets where the rules and how you earn respect, are different. Play solo, multi-player, or co-op experiences in some of the most storied courts and venues in the world.
    • Build Your Squad: Craft the best squad of NBA stars and legends to join you on your career journey. Unlock NBA stars past and present to build your team by playing in match ups within PRO AM World Tour, Live Event Challenges and Global Objectives. Earn skill upgrades, traits, gear and appearance items to customize each player on your team.

NBA Live 19 arrives on September 7 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. If you pre-order, you will receive The One Edition, which includes the Joel Embiid Signature Items listed below.

  • Squad Player
  • Jersey
  • Gold Shoes
  • Gold Basketball
  • Signature Celebration
  • Customized Court

*While Supplies Last

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  1. FerdBrown
    Customizable (we can do) or customized (default, can’t be changed by player) courts?

    It could be similar to 2k's MyCourt. Maybe not as creative due to Live sticking with their 'realism' and real-court thing
    If the pre-order gives you access to a customised court, surely it implies that there's more to unlock
    The problem with dynamic commentary in madden was that they would say things that don't apply to what's going on with your franchise, and talking about what's going on with your team in real life instead. This is really annoying if you have traded a bunch of players, or started a fantasy draft.
    And I would rather they improved JVG(he sounded monotone in live 18), kept Breen, and added Mark Jackson.
    Hope they improved the halftime show and post game shows which were great. One of the things that could have been improved was it would show the upcoming games but never an in progress or final score from those games. Hope they added that.
    My worst fear and I wouldn't be completely surprised is if they scrap the shows which would be a shame because presentation wise it's really immersive and impressive
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    zrohman
    I can only hope that the game is $40 like last year. That's only way I see myself pre ordering

    If you played the game last year and pre-order through last year game it is 33% off. So essentially $40.
    I hope the new Adaptive AI lives up to the hype. EA been using that term in their sports games for years now on and off and it never lives up to the hype. So here is hoping it does this time. I know the main reason I stopped playing Live 18 was it got ultra repetitive and the severe lack of moves made it boring.
    bravesfan1984
    Without a decent franchise mode, I just can't see myself buying. Made that mistake last year.
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    What worries me is that there's no mention of it on gamestop's live 19 description. Seems like they are going all out on The One mode. Franchise mode was way too barebones in 18, and they were basically play now games.
    Fist Of Kings
    What worries me is that there's no mention of it on gamestop's live 19 description. Seems like they are going all out on The One mode. Franchise mode was way too barebones in 18, and they were basically play now games.
    I noticed the exclusion of franchise in the description too. Pretty much says it all. Sad thing is, Live's gameplay is so fun but I'll have to reluctantly go with the other gsme, barring something crazy.
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    It's about time, I got tired of the same commentary for far too long. They had some of the best commentators in MB and JVG, but it just got so old and sounded like Live 14 over and over and over again. Finally, fresh commentary...at least for another year or two.
    bravesfan1984
    I noticed the exclusion of franchise in the description too. Pretty much says it all. Sad thing is, Live's gameplay is so fun but I'll have to reluctantly go with the other gsme, barring something crazy.
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    A $60.00 sticker price is not justified until we get more "meat on the bones." Until then, this is still a $40.00 product.
    I'm tempted to preorder this game, but EA gave the proverbial middle finger to those who preordered last year by dropping the price to $29.99 less than a month after release.  I think I'll wait this year.  Plus I'm a franchise guy, so I got to see what they've done with that mode. Adding a playoff mode would be cool too.
    I guess the Pro-Am mode (5v5 ala 2k) didn't make the cut this year? I was hoping they would add that this year. Oh well...
    I hope they bring Livestrike then. Me and my buddies played the heck out of this mode last year.
    The Franchise improvements will be touched on late July I'm pretty sure. So still plenty of time to get the preorder in :waytogo:
    spike83
    A $60.00 sticker price is not justified until we get more "meat on the bones." Until then, this is still a $40.00 product.

    Hey luckily for you it is $40 on preorder! $35.99 if you have EA access....so now you can't complain....although, the force tells me I'm waiting my time lol
    WTF
    The Franchise improvements will be touched on late July I'm pretty sure. So still plenty of time to get the preorder in :waytogo:

    WTF, heard anything new regarding franchise fixes or improvements? It's July now.
    I hope they gave franchise mode some love.  Last year was a little boring. I also hope they made the create a player a factor. I would love to have different body types like in madden when I create a player along with player portraits and not that dark silhouette. 
    Some more information has been confirmed for Live 19. There will be at least 14 courts will play on. The 3 international courts mentioned as well as 'West 4th 'The Cage'' in New York. I love that addition. Returning from Live 16 is Margaret Ding Lin in Chicago - Link for source
    This is more speculation through Rahul Lal's article, but his latest piece regarding Quai54 made a point about the famous French court holding dunk competitions. He noted:
    One of the most famous aspects of the Quai54 is their dunk contest. Each year, ballers from around the world come to join. In the video below, you’ll get some of the highlights from the 2017 Quai54 dunk contest. This one featured dunkers from the Ukraine, Poland, France, and Italy. Not to mention well-known judges like Victor Oladipo, Jabari Parker, and Kemba Walker - Source

    Don't want to assume anything here but I've seen theory videos on youtube and comments on twitter saying the same thing, even before EA released their Quai54 trailer. Would be great if it were added!
    drugsbunny
    I hope they gave franchise mode some love. *Last year was a little boring. I also hope they made the create a player a factor. I would love to have different body types like in madden when I create a player along with player portraits and not that dark silhouette.*

    Will (WTF) has mentioned previously that we should be happy with the new additions added to Franchise Mode. I've tried to get some type of hint as to what but we'll just have to wait sometime this month :)
    Macs Power
    Will (WTF) has mentioned previously that we should be happy with the new additions added to Franchise Mode. I've tried to get some type of hint as to what but we'll just have to wait sometime this month :)

    Hopefully they will make a WNBA franchise mode!
    Would love an expanded franchise mode that could run against 2K in some sort of way. I would love to be able to bring back old throwback uniforms and use them in my franchise!
    As well as an edit player stats feature as well during franchise mode..
    I just hope that the updated franchise mode includes two things:
    Actual competition for free agents.
    Nothing is more disappointing in a sports franchise mode than to enter free agency after the season and be able to bid on sign all players without any back-and-forth or competition from the AI teams. Games that do this make it way too easy to shed salary, have cap room, and sign several All-Stars on your way to going from a 20-win has-been team to a 70-win dominant force in one off-season.
    Realistic Free Agent demands
    Star players can make 30% of the cap (I'm assuming these are younger stars that are not 10-year vets or signing for the super max). I'm not saying every CBA rule needs to be in. I know that stuff can be hard to include, but some basics should be included. There is no reason why Klay Thompson (who will likely be a free agent in the first off-season everyone plays) should be willing to sign for $20 mm / 3 years. It's unrealistic and stupid. Players like Klay should be demanding the max in terms of money and years. Make it realistic and fans will love the battle between picking a guy to bid on and building a team.
    When players ask for less than the max (sometimes ridiculously less in all basketball games), it becomes too easy to, once again, have the cap space to sign several stars. I get that someone will argue "It happened for Miami!" Or "Durant signed for cheap to play for the Warriors." Great! Two real-life examples. Meanwhile, Clint Capela is out there waiting for the right deal because he wants to get paid. In Live 18, you can probably give Capela $10 mm for 3 years and he will gladly sign. I don't want that. I want a challenge.
    *I remember trying out franchise mode when I first purchased Live 18. I immediately simmed to the end of the season and free agency was way too easy. I turned the Knicks into a powerhouse by having them sign a number of all-stars. There was no competition. I offered the demanded contract (might have even lowered some figures) and suddenly the guy was on my team. Not a single day had passed. Not a single offer was made by the computer AI.
    That's when I decided to just focus on exhibition games. I loved Live exhibition. I picked two random teams, played as one, set my quarters to 12 minutes and went to work. I played a lot of games like that in 18. I would like to do the same for a franchise mode, knowing that I need to actually develop my players through the draft or get lucky in free agency instead of not caring because at the end of it all, I can just sign a bunch of 85 overall all-star free agents and still have cap room.
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