EA Sports has announced that NBA Live 15 will be going toe-to-toe with heavyweight rival NBA 2K15. Both titles will launch on the first Tuesday in October, and NBA Live 15’s executive producer knows his team has a lot to prove.

In a post on the EA Sports website, Sean O’Brien says that his team has “lofty goals” for the title, which will launch on Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on October 7. It doesn’t sound like NBA Live 15 will have a major presence at E3, as gameplay won’t be revealed until July.

O’Brien is promising improved player models and lighting along with gameplay that is more realistic and has a better flow. “We know we’ve got a lot to prove this year,” he says. “We’ve got a solid plan in place to provide you with all the details and take the first steps to making NBA LIVE 15 a game you’re excited to play.”

[Source: EA Sports]


Our Take
October continues to fill with huge titles and high stakes for the competitors. This basketball head-to-head is going to be interesting to watch, since EA’s hoops franchise has struggled in past years and didn’t reach the level of 2K’s annual powerhouse.