NGA Live 16 honours 2014 NBA Scoring Champion Russell Westbrook as its cover athlete.
The Oklahoma City Thunder point guard has been named All-Star four times and won the 2015 All-Star most valuable player title. He’s been part of gold medal winning US national teams at the the 2010 FIBA World Championship and the 2012 Olympics. This season, he managed 11 triple-doubles – seven more than the next closest player.
“Russell Westbrook is a player who can do it all, and we can’t imagine a better fit for the cover of NBA LIVE 16,” EA Sports’ Anthony Stevenson said.
“NBA Live 16 is all about self-expression, and who better embodies that than Westbrook, both on and off the court? Russell plays every game like he has something to prove. Our team is building NBA Live the exact same way.”
Check out Westbrook in the game’s first trailer below.
This is the first we’ve heard of NBA Live 16 since EA Sports promised the series would continue after NBA Live 15.
According to the series website, the latest entry features a physics-based player movement system and “a new way to experience NBA Live”, which is yet to be revealed. Ultimate Team, Dynasty and Big Moment Challenges modes are included.
More details will be announced during EA’s E3 2015 presentation at 1:00pm PDT on June 15.
NBA Live 16 will be playable at E3, and is coming to PS4 and Xbox One in northern autumn – probably October, going by past years.