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EA Sports Badly Needs To Work On Some NBA Live 16’s Avatar




We’re just more than a week away from the debut of NBA Live 16, yet Electronic Arts Sports (EA Sports) still has some work to do when it comes to the faces of some of the players in the game.

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Above is just one of the many goofy/weird/absurd avatars that are currently present in the game. Obviously, NBA fans who tried the NBA Live 16 demo took to Twitter to express their dismay on some of the other poorly-drawn avatars that they’ve noticed in the game.

Here are some of the tweets:

More hilarious tweets about the weird-looking NBA Live 16 avatars can be seen on the links below the post. And here’s a bonus in-game video of ridiculous no-look-shot by JR Smith:

In their defense, here’s what EA Sports has to say about the discrepancies in some of the avatars compared to the actual appearance of real NBA players.

The players referenced are part of a very small minority who haven’t had their heads scanned into the game yet. In fact, roughly 80% of the league’s players have their face scans representing them in all aspects of the game. Avatars and all other in-game assets are updated as players are scanned, and the results are incredibly realistic.

We’re also allowing fans to scan their own faces this year via our new companion app, which features GameFaceHD and provides the most realistic, detailed player faces ever. Overall, we invite players to judge for themselves by playing the free demo that’s available right now on PS4 and Xbox One.

We believe that in the vast majority of cases fans are going to be very pleased with player likeness in NBA LIVE 16.

That seems like a legit reason, and we’re glad that EA Sports is addressing the issue.

EA Sports is scheduled to release NBA Live 16 on September 29 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the same date that its rival, 2K Sports, will release the latest iteration of its basketball simulation game called NBA 2K16.

Sources: 1, 2 & 3



This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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3 Responses

  1. Ronaldq says:

    NBA Live series is dead to me. The last thing they did it right is NBA Live 06.

  2. papi says:

    really? you havent scanned the best player in the world right now??(LBJ) used to love the old nba live series.. so glad i shifted to the 2k series

  3. Jfwmf says:

    That Lebron pic isn’t even from Live 16. The ball has Stern’s autograph while Live 16 has Silver’s. This is what Lebron looks like in Live 16 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CHqpfxqWgAMpqAU.jpg . This is just sloppy sensationalized reporting.

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