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First gameplay trailer for ‘NBA Live 15’ revealed

The first gameplay trailer for Electronic Arts’ upcoming basketball game was released today, EA Sports confirmed in a press release today obtained by Examiner.

First gameplay trailer for ‘NBA Live 15’ revealed
EA Sports

The video has garnered over 30,000 views since it was uploaded to EA’s YouTube account early this morning. Showing a cavalcade of NBA stars from Kobe Bryant to Blake Griffin, the trailer is all about showing the game’s updated visuals.

With over 500 “core” gameplay tweaks present in the upcoming “NBA Live 15,” the development team at Electronic Arts expects a much-better game of roundball this year. This past June, EA went as far to admit that NBA Live 14’s five-on-five gameplay was lackluster and that the visuals, in spite of being powered by the company’s new IGNITE engine, fell short of next generation expectations.

“NBA Live 14” got such poor reception that it had to be patched for visual and gameplay fixes in February. Today, video game store Gamestop sells used copies of the game for under $10, while it’s competition, “NBA 2K14,” sells for $34.99.

Sean O’Brien, Executive Producer for ‘NBA LIVE 15,' wrote an open letter to gamers early this Summer, telling them that they’ll get a better game this year.

“We’ve also seen some great progress with gameplay that makes the experience more realistic and, most importantly, more fun with a much better overall flow,” O’Brien said in his open-letter on EA Sports’ website this past June. “We want teams to play just like their real-world counterparts, and to that end we’ve spent a lot of time this season talking with NBA coaches to better understand their schemes and philosophies, which we can then implement in-game. Another equally important area of focus is improving flow and responsiveness in every area where you touch the ball, and we feel that shooting, passing and dribbling all feel much better this year.”

You can watch the video, here.

“NBA Live 15” is set for an Oct. 9 release on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.