The news of Kyrie Irving’s appearance as the coverboy for the impending release of EA Sports’ “NBA Live 14” broke a few months ago complete with photoshopped, unofficial versions of the cover. Today, we have the release of the official cover which features a somewhat-digitized Irving providing a bit of a scowl.
EA Sports also released a 30-second trailer, complete with some of Irving’s handles, to accompany the cover. This can be found below.
The release of Live 14 comes with several new user-based additions including “Bouncetek,” a ball-handing based function that “unlocks the full potential of the dribble. “Whether it’s Ricky Rubio’s wrap around or Kyrie Irving’s devastating hesitation dribble, NBA Live 14 puts the control back in your hands,” says EA Sports.
“Live” will go head-to-head with 2K Sports’ NBA 2K14 which has Miami Heat small forward on the cover. It will be a “next generation” game, released for Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One.