NBA Live 14 next-gen trailer revealed

Debut trailer for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 game released; features Kyrie Irving, Kobe Bryant, and Steve Nash.

EA Sports today released the debut NBA Live 14 next-generation gameplay trailer, showing off visuals for the upcoming Xbox One and PlayStation 4 professional basketball game.

The NBA Live 14 trailer features cover star Kyrie Irving, as well as other NBA standouts like Steve Nash, Deron Williams, Derrick Rose, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Tim Duncan, Kobe Bryant, and Kemba Walker, among others.

It is not clear which platform the NBA Live 14 trailer was captured on. NBA Live 14 launches for Xbox One and PS4 on November 19.

The trailer comes during the same week that 2K Sports released the first gameplay trailer and screenshot for NBA 2K14.

Previous installments NBA Elite 11 and NBA Live 13 were both canceled at the 11th hour. NBA Live 14 runs on the EA Sports Ignite game engine and EA is pledging an "enormous financial commitment" to the title.

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dcaseng
dcaseng

I HATE when trailers are released in flashy movie style cutscenes, rather than showing the actual gameplay customers are going to see. This is a possible indicator that the gameplay isn't good enough to promote the game.

How many times have you seen a movie trailer and got excited, only to end up disappointed in how awful the movie turned out to be. It's pretty easy to make ANYTHING look good in a trailer.

niceum
niceum

The NBA Live videos are worthless. Just show a game-play clip without cutting to, well, cut scenes. These just hint at how terrible the game will probably be if they can't come out strutting their stuff. Shouldn't these trailers show off what they're about to bring, not flash some cut scenes we'll see during loading screens?

I loved Live's ball-handling controls back in the day. Slap the stick left, crossover, left. Spin it down and around for a behind the back. Tap it forward, hesitation. No need to be uber complex like 2k has done. Hopefully they retain some of that.

And hopefully Live can push the envelope because 2k has really gotten stagnant. 

There are so many little things wrong with 2k - like how the SG and PG wait, in the same spots, for the C to inbound the ball after made baskets. The SG would never wait unless there's a press, and the PG would be moving up-court as the ball is thrown in. Nope, they stand, stationary, waiting.

Or how we have to wait for the ref to get the ball and hand it to an inbounder, or how players check in or all the cut scenes and halftime shows.

That stuff is all gravy and if we could turn it all off, we would. You're just waiting our time. 

Make the game-play more realistic. How many years in a row is a player going to shoot from under the hoop and try and go through the backboard - out of bounds? Or how a player does a spin move out of bounds b/c you hit the button near the sideline or baseline?


KillzoneSnake
KillzoneSnake

nba 2k14 looks much better and not just in graphics. EA stink.

reddead123
reddead123

Im pretty unimpressed with the look of this game, is that really any better then the current gen games?

Guimengo1
Guimengo1

I thoroughly dislike EA's shared assets for their sports games. Sucks for FIFA, Madden, and the Grand Slam games. The visuals aren't that good yet again and the movements try to be smooth but lack fluidity. Either way, I'm happy to see this come out because it hopefully will push 2k to improve and stop being the Madden of basketball.

The positive takeaways here are how the players' feet are planted and how there seems to be good spacing and no clustering everywhere all the time, like 2k.

WolfgarTheQuiet
WolfgarTheQuiet

even if it comes out looking worse then 2K but if it plays better its my game to get

ohjtbehaaave
ohjtbehaaave

That barely looks good for a PS3/Xbox game.  This is EA's efforts on bringing things to Next Gen?  Ugh.  Way to keep it mediocre EA. Hopefully Madden 25 is better on PS4/Xbox1.  After seeing the NBA 2K14 trailer and stunning graphics... EA might want to consider canceling LIVE once again.

ngboy
ngboy

this looks pretty bad. the movements and dribbling look really stiff and i can even see the slight pause between the dribbling animation and the take off for the layup. 

CTR360
CTR360

looks good but NBA 2K14 its superior game

SabzilaTV
SabzilaTV

If a pre rendered trailer looks this bad it doesnt say much for the game 

jd7904
jd7904

Was anyone else noticing a lot of what seemed to be missing frames of animation, plastic looking faces, and some out of whack collision detection. None of that should be happening on a pre-rendered trailer. If this is the trailer I would hate to see what the final game will look like since it will be even worse off.

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

Im not interested in trying an inferior game just to try something different sorry.

honeycomb06
honeycomb06

This is a trailer not Actually gameplay footage just like what they shown with 2k......why is everybody making false accusation ?

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

Looks miles away from the quality of NBA 2K. Miles. Not just talking graphics, im talking the movement, the physics of it. everything.

honeycomb06
honeycomb06

I'm feeling this NBA live brah the ball movement and the way they shoot look far better then what NBA 2k has shown.....If y'all still talking bout Graphic's then that mean y'all still stuck in the past....don't know body to much care about all that it's the gameplay and way they change the game it's all that matter

baszzer
baszzer

My Word.. this looks absolutely horrible. I mean the faces look way off, and the animations.. my my.. plain ugly and unnatural. NBA 2K9 looks a lot better than this. 

kage_53
kage_53

Been playing 2K since 2K3. I'm going to get Live just to try something new. Also I absolutely hated 2K's roster update last 2 years which was almost non existent and even when there was an update it was usually insignificant. 2K14 is just 2K13 with better graphics.

CMakaCreative
CMakaCreative

Damn...I was hoping for something mind blowing...waiting all these years. I won't call it trash yet but it's not looking fluid to me.

red_city
red_city

Damn... These models look like toysoldiers compared to 2K14..


I know it's not all about the graphics, but god damn. They got D. Rose looking like Mr. Potato Head out there..

skullomania2
skullomania2

Hey lets go back and play some NBA live online!  Oh I'm sorry, EA shutdown all the servers.

kingtone85
kingtone85

It's official. 2k14 for me. This game looks like hot garbage. Spare me with the gameplay talk, I've been playing live since the series started and 2k passed them up there too from 06 on. smh Live disappointed me again.

Incubus420
Incubus420

Are they kidding us with this.  This looks nothing like that Trailer they showed and looks horrible compared to the competition.  We all know NBA Live had the clunky Airy gamplay were players would drift around the court even when controlled by a user.  Do they honestly think NBA players don't make facial expression when making playes?  Are they really trying to get us to just ignore the fact that Damon Lillards Jersey was clearly not resting on his body but somehow floating in space.  I get that it's hard to design a game, but my god they had like 4 years to make this look amazing.  Why does Fifa look and run so amazing and this looks like dog poop? 

emacdaddy08
emacdaddy08

Meh...not too impressed, I'll try the demo?

tech209
tech209

looks slightly better then the current gen system but nothing special, nothing like how ps2 to ps3 difference

haze0986
haze0986

lol i guess its taboo to like a game when so many loyal drones of the competition are around. you can keep your"graphics", ill take the gameplay

spade16
spade16

I guess EA is going to cancel this game too. It does not compare to 2K

honeycomb06
honeycomb06

@Guimengo1 NBA 2k is so disturbing it's like every time I try to drive to the goal.....It look like the whole team turn's into center's and power forwards and that shit pisse's me off every time........and the A.I. never plays defense specially when u need them double up on sumbody.......I still find it hard to understand why so many ppl like 2k and they have so many things wrong with the game........I hope live can live up to it's hype because if not 2k might end up getting the NBA & NFL sign a deal with dem if EA don't get their shit togethet

WolfgarTheQuiet
WolfgarTheQuiet

@ohjtbehaaave when in your whole life did you see youtube do justice to a game footage, also video on here is 360p lol

honeycomb06
honeycomb06

@ohjtbehaaave We don''t need no more sports games cancel....smh see it people like you who ruining it for the rest of us......stop complaning and be happy that we have next gen games and console....because both sony and Microsoft coulda wait a few more years till they made their announcement.......let the people at EA deal with NBA live.......If u like 2k better jus buy 2k......EA not forcingu or nobody else buy their game....it's gon sale regardless

WolfgarTheQuiet
WolfgarTheQuiet

@ngboy also even if it comes out looking worse then 2K but if it plays better its my game to get

WolfgarTheQuiet
WolfgarTheQuiet

@ngboy when in your whole life did you see youtube do justice to a game footage, also video on here is 360p lol

ganstalee16
ganstalee16

I second that. . Smh..I was expecting better

WayneL23
WayneL23

@honeycomb06 What you saw for 2k was the rendered graphics that will be used in the PS4 and Xbone versions. This is suppose to be rendered graphics for Live so ummm yup it looks like a fail on Live....AGAIN

Guimengo1
Guimengo1

@honeycomb06

Exactly, the perennial "NBA 2kx for sports game of the year" is such b.s. but it's also why I completely disregard professional reviews. These are the same people giving laurels to NBA 2k and FIFA every year but those reviews mean big business, so they'll never stop.

honeycomb06
honeycomb06

@WayneL23 @honeycomb06 Answer this question for me........um how many game's you saw had beautiful trailers and after you played the actual game it sucked.....or how many games you saw had bad reviews but after played it wasn't that bad

honeycomb06
honeycomb06

@SabzilaTV @honeycomb06 how can I Imagine the game  if you, me, and nobody else hasn't even played da game or demo yet......smh man y'all fanboy kills me with these early predictions......damn if know so much of what the game developer's got going on you should be a damn game developer yourself

honeycomb06
honeycomb06

@WayneL23 @honeycomb06 NBA Live was good from 99 up to 2005 and after that it went down hill..........the reason I thank it fell off was because EA was to focus on tryna make madden the #1 football game and i guess they kinda felt bad that 2k couldn't make no more football games without NFL authorization...and that's when 2k took the spotlight from live because they was too caught jp in moment thinking they wouldn't have no other competition or problems down the line.....I mean don't get wrong I'm  judging you or nobody else for liking 2k I'm jus ready try something different and 2k still feel's the same from when they 1st came out...that's why i look forward to live come to with a different ballgame

WayneL23
WayneL23

@honeycomb06 @WayneL23 Live has been out of it for the NBA section for a while. If they finally developed a gameplay mechanic that is actually better than 2K's existing mechanics then I would be happy to play this game. However I've played NBA Live 99-2008 and just like these games, I'm not expecting anything great. 

Now tell me how many NBA Live games were really that good and challenging as basketball games? This isn't a new IP or a dev group taking a dive into a new game genre. This is EA we are talking about. 

honeycomb06
honeycomb06

@Gatman32 @honeycomb06 @SabzilaTV NBA live hasn't always sucked so don't even come with that lie...how can they suck when they used to be the #1 selling game....It even use to say it on the corner of the game case and the same can be said about madden

Gatman32
Gatman32

@honeycomb06 @SabzilaTV NBA Live has always sucked compared to 2K and has been a terrible sports game in general, this looks no different.