Electronic Arts has announced that the WNBA will make its appearance in NBA Live 18. This will be the first time that gamers will be able to play as their favorite WNBA teams. The WNBA teams will be playable in Head to Head and Online mode.
Here is a statement from the WNBA on this moment:
We are extremely proud to partner with the WNBA and the Women’s National Basketball Players Association (WNBPA) on this groundbreaking occasion,” said NBA LIVE Executive Producer Sean O’Brien. “The WNBA is home to some of the most incredible athletes on the planet, and we’ve been working hard to integrate them into our game in an authentic and meaningful way. This is only a taste of what we have in store, and look forward to working with the league on more great integrations in the franchise in the future.
This is the first time that the Women Professional Basketball League will be featured in a video game and EA has beat 2K to the punch. Along with the official news, EA has also released a trailer and some screenshots of the players showing off their moves.
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— EA SPORTS NBA LIVE (@EASPORTSNBA) August 3, 2017
NBA Live 18 is scheduled to release later this year on Xbox One and PS4.