WNBA Players to be Featured in Video Game For First Time Ever
For the first time ever, WNBA players will be featured in a video game.
Pretty cool, no doubt!
NBA Live 18 has officially announced that the game will be adding women’s basketball players.
“It really is cool. For me, I played video games when I was younger, whether it was the NCAA basketball game or 2K,” Said Seattle Storm’s Breanna Stewart, a first overall pick in the 2016 WNBA Draft. “To be in a video game, it’s humbling. You see men’s players all the time, but it’s good for women’s basketball to have us in there.”
Over the past year, head scans of WNBA players were conducted to make this a reality. Stars like Candace Parker, Tina Charles, Brittney Grimer, Elena Delle Donne, and Maya Moore will all be featured in the game. 2017’s first overall pick Kelsey Plum of the San Antonio Stars will also make a debut appearance on NBA Live 18.
NBA Live 18 will have a WNBA play mode and the game itself fine-tuned player ratings and skill moves.
“My rating is going to be important, I’m curious to see what it will be,” Stewart said. “EA Sports will do me right.”
Only time will tell as the game is not set to be released until September.
“We are delighted to collaborate and make history with EA as NBA LIVE 18 becomes the first video game to feature the WNBA’s full roster of teams and players,” said WNBA president Lisa Borders. “With EA’s expertise and ingenuity, the game will provide a terrific platform to showcase the players and the league, enabling fans to experience the WNBA in a new, exciting way.”
NBA Live gamers, prepare for this brand new concept!