EA dominates pretty much every sport their try their hand at, with the basketball being the glaring exception. The NBA Live series just isn't anywhere near as popular as the NBA 2K games, but it looks like EA is stepping up their game in a fairly major way this year.
NBA Live 18 features a new story mode entitled The One, that gives players a huge amount of control over their created character. You can even choose whether you want to pursue a career in the NBA or would prefer to dominate in streetball. Personally, I'd take the route that pay millions of dollars, but that's just me.
Here's how EA describes the new The One mode:
Your path is defined by the choices you make with the freedom to play how you want, with whom you want, and where the respect you earn in The Streets matters just as much as the rings you earn in The League.
Customize the way you look from the hairstyles to the tattoos to the kicks, express yourself.
Signature Abilities and Skills
Master an ability only you can pull off and make your mark on the game.
Choose from dozens of game-changing traits to help strategize against components.
Create how you want to look, and how you want to play, with deep customization. From skills to style, it's all about you.
You can check out the debut trailer for NBA Live 18 at the top of this post, and a The One trailer, below. Is this the year NBA Live goes toe-to-toe with NBA 2K? I'm not sure about that, but NBA Live 18 looks to dunk on past entries in the series.
NBA Live 18 makes a fast break onto Xbox One and PS4 this holiday season. A demo of The One will be available this August.