“We’re very excited to count FIBA as a close partner,” said Jordan Edelstein, Director of Product Marketing, EA SPORTS. “Adding the FIBA World Championship license to the NBA LIVE franchise, allows us at EA SPORTS to add a new layer of authenticity to the franchise, giving fans all over the world a deeper virtual basketball experience.”
All eight international teams are available in Play Now mode, as well as the all new FIBA World Championship Mode* that allows players to compete in an eight team single elimination tournament. Choose from the authentic rosters, teams, and uniforms of each international team, and prove to the world that they have what it takes to win the title.
Live really is stepping it up..but it wont matter if the gameplay and animations still suck...
This isn't "adding fluff" It's huge for them selling the game in untapped markets. 2k sports will copy that idea next year for sure.
I'm definitely getting 2k8 cuz its a far superior game but if you lived in france and don't know much about the details of either game but that one has your team and the other doesnt which would you buy
Why can't 2kSports try to get any licenses? They're so cheap.
Its not their fault their cheap the average game player doesn't appreciate quality and buys Live and Madden every year no matter how much better thier competion from 2ksports is. When you don't have the revenue coming in and already started from a lower standing financially how can they be expected to compete?