NBA Live 19 will be making franchise history by allowing players to create female players. EA Sports promises that players will have the same experiences in the game’s single-player campaign, “The One,” and can “access all the same skills, progression, and gear as their male counterparts.” When you step on the court, anyone can team up with or square up against each other, regardless of gender.
As usual, players will have the option to scan their face into NBA Live 19 using the NBA Live Companion app for iOS and Android devices. Icon abilities will be modeled after the top WNBA players of all-time, including Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks. As a reminder, Parker will be serving as one of the player captains in the WNBA All-Star game on July 28, 2018. She’s no stranger to the event, as this will be her fifth time playing in the All-Star game, so it’s great to have her as one of the faces for this initiative.
Check out the NBA Live 19 announcement trailer for this feature, in which Parker herself discusses what street ball means for her, the importance of inclusion, and her athletic influences:
This is a great follow-up to last year’s inclusion of the WNBA. Overall, it marks an important step for the series. These customization options are all about letting gamers see themselves in the game, and now that’s possible for everyone.