Electronic Arts announced today that Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving has been selected as the cover athlete for the upcoming basketball video game NBA Live 14. The latest installment of the NBA Live series will be released exclusively on next generation consoles (Xbox One and PlayStation 4).
Check out the video announcement trailer below, in which EA Sports included a small NBA LIVE 14 in-game footage.
The game will feature a new technology called "BounceTek" which makes the dribbling physics more realistic. The aim is to completely separate the ball from the animation in order to create a physics-driven dribbling mechanic where the ball is under the same physical forces seen in the NBA. This mechanic will result in authentic responsiveness as opposed to rigged animations.
Kyrie Irving posted a tweet on Twitter expressing his excitement.
Check it out, Yessir!! @EASPORTSNBA LIVE 14 cover. The future is LIVE! #hungryandhumble http://t.co/BdNfb6VW7R pic.twitter.com/87BZB6IqXyEA's NBA Live All-time Cover Athletes (US Release)
— Kyrie Irving (@KyrieIrving) July 25, 2013
• NBA Live 96 - Shaquille O'Neal
• NBA Live 97 - Mitch Richmond
• NBA Live 98 - Tim Hardaway
• NBA Live 99 - Antoine Walker
• NBA Live 2000 - Tim Duncan
• NBA Live 2001 - Kevin Garnett
• NBA Live 2002 - Steve Francis
• NBA Live 2003 - Jason Kidd
• NBA Live 2004 - Vince Carter
• NBA Live 2005 - Carmelo Anthony
• NBA Live 06 - Dwyane Wade
• NBA Live 07 - Tracy McGrady
• NBA Live 08 - Gilbert Arenas
• NBA Live 09 - Tony Parker
• NBA Live 10 - Dwight Howard
• NBA Elite 11 (cancelled) - Kevin Durant
• NBA Live 13 (cancelled) - N/A
• NBA Live 14 - Kyrie Irving
NBA LIVE 14 Box Art for PS4 and Xbox One
What do you think of Kyrie Irving being on the cover of NBA Live 14?