EA Sports has now released several new screenshots taking a look at many of the big stars in NBA Live 19. It appears EA Sports has improved its graphics engine because these are one of the most realistic character models I have ever seen in an NBA Live game.
The Community Engagement Strategist for NBA Live 19, Donnie G, posted several new screenshots of the game via his official Twitter account today. The players shared include Joel Embiid (Philadelphia 76ers), Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder), Kevin Durant (Golden State Warriors) and DeMar DeRozan (San Antonio Spurs).
Aside from DeMar DeRozan, all of the other NBA stars that have had screenshots today have been on the cover of an EA Sports video game. Joel Embiid is the cover star for this year’s video game while Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant were the cover stars for previous games in the series. Kevin Durant was also on the cover for NBA 2K a few years ago back when he was playing in the Oklahoma City Thunder.
All in all, the screenshots released today look highly realistic. EA Sports has truly made the graphics far better than in NBA Live 14. NBA Live 14 had very poor graphics so it’s nice to know EA Sports is wanting to improve its character models.
That said, graphics are just one small part of a video game because most people want to know what the gameplay is like. While the NBA Live games have been improving, the ball physics are still rigid compared to the fluidity of the NBA 2K engine from 2K Games and Visual Concepts.
Anyway, you can look at the brand new screenshots of the game posted down below. NBA Live 19 will be released worldwide on September 7th, 2018 and will be available for you to buy on the PS4 and Xbox One consoles.