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NBA Live 14′s Visuals and Animations “Will Improve Significantly” in the Coming Weeks

November 22, 2013 Written by Jason Dunning

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As NBA Live 14 Executive Producer Sean O’Brien puts it, “It’s been a rough week. As you can imagine, this isn’t exactly the NBA LIVE comeback story we were hoping for this year.”

Launching this past Tuesday for the PS4 and Xbox One, we gave the new basketball title a 5/10, with Louis saying in his review, “NBA Live 14 isn’t a broken or unplayable game, it’s just not in the same league as the 2K series yet.” His thoughts were mirrored by other critics, with the game sitting at a very disappointing 45 on Metacritic.

The developers have been listening to player feedback all week and will be doing their best to improve NBA Live 14.

In order to help teach the game, they are working on the way the game teaches the controls, while also posting blogs about the Controller Guide, Perfecting Your Style, and Levels of the Dribble.

O’Brien then revealed how they would be improving the graphics and animations over time:

You’ve also let us know that you’re disappointed by the graphics and animations, and I can tell you that we are committed to making drastic and immediate improvements. In order to get gameplay up and running this year we had to prioritize. We felt authentic gameplay, control and the connected experience would provide the best foundation for the future. As a result, game visuals and animation polish suffered. Improvements on these fronts are also in development now for NBA Live 14. You will notice in the coming weeks and months that the game’s visuals and animation will improve significantly.

Sean ended his blog post by saying, “This is just the first chapter in the NBA Live comeback story.”

Did you pick up NBA Live 14 this week? What do you think of it? Let us know in the comments below.