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EA SPORTS Introduces Ability to Create Female Players in NBA LIVE 19

EA SPORTS™ today revealed that, for the first time in a basketball video game, fans will be able to create female players in NBA LIVE 19. The inclusion of female players is an important step toward leveling the playing field, providing gamers increased opportunities to express their unique individuality and create a reflection of themselves while competing in the game. This new feature follows last year’s introduction of the WNBA’s full roster in the NBA LIVE franchise, also a video game first.

Players will be able to create female characters and take them around the world in THE ONE, building their squad, taking on global challenges and accessing the same skills, progression and gear as their male counterparts. Men and women can also play together on the same team in THE ONE.

Female gamers will also be able to scan their faces using the NBA LIVE Companion app (iOS and Android) and import them onto their customized player. Furthermore, NBA LIVE 19 will introduce new Icon Abilities modeled after some of the greatest female ballers of all time including Candace Parker, Elena Delle Donne and Brittney Griner.

NBA LIVE 19 further demonstrates EA SPORTS’ tradition of inclusion in gaming and invites fans to celebrate the occasion on social media using the hashtag #ShesInTheGame.

Gamers who need even more basketball in their lives can also check out NBA LIVE Mobile, available as free-to-download* on the App Store and Google Play.

NBA LIVE 19 is developed by EA Tiburon and will be available worldwide September 7 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

EA Access members receive an additional 10 percent discount** when they purchase a digital version of NBA LIVE 19 on Xbox Live. Subscribers can also enjoy up to 10 hours of play time as part of the Play First Trial on August 31.

The EA SPORTS™ brand is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs and cross-platform digital experiences. The EA SPORTS studios create connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sports through video games, including Madden NFL football, EA SPORTS™ FIFA, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball and EA SPORTS UFC® franchises.

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