NBA Live 15 officially releases on October 28th in North America, and EA Sports has just revealed its plans for the demo. EA Access members on Xbox One can play the game before anyone else, with a 6-hour trial starting on October 23rd. The trial is the full game, and your progress and stats will carry over if you decide to purchase at a later date. We've just reviewed NBA 2K15 and loved it. Will NBA Live 15 be able to compete?
If you are not an EA Access member, you will be able to play the same six-hour trial starting on October 28th when the game launches. Again, this is the full game with a 6-hour limit. In comparison, Playstation 4 owners get a classic demo version, which only provides a Cleveland vs. Oklahoma City matchup with five-minute quarters.
Why are we looking forward to NBA Live 15? EA Sports says they've doubled down on visuals with an all-new scanning and lightning technique. They say this version of the game has most photo-realistic player models in franchise history. There are also 100+ new animations with 3x the variety of dunks, layups and signature shots. There's also a new rag-doll physics system in action. Contacts and collisions are going to look better. Gameplay is now supposedly more responsive. Watch the visuals trailer below for a quick preview.
If you're into fantasy basketball, NBA Live 15 features the Live Ultimate Team mode. You can build your own team, manage players, and go against other people's custom teams. You can earn coins to buy new packs of players, uniforms, contracts, and more.
We're certainly downloading the NBA Live 15 Demo as soon as it comes out. While you're here, let us know if you prefer full game demos with a time limit or classic demos with limited content.
Source: EA Sports