NBA Live 19

EA Sports has taken a monumental step in the basketball gaming landscape by adding female models to create-a-player. While this was already added the NHL series in NHL 18, there hasn’t been a female option in basketball.

Gameinformer reports that gamers who opt for the female create-a-player can create her in The One and go through the same progression as male players. They’ll be able to run The Streets and hit up the famous outdoor courts we reported on like Rucker Park or the Drew League. You’ll earn the unique gear and rewards.

There’s one thing missing: your player will not be able to join the WNBA.

“In the original designs, we wanted to have a professional path for the female characters to go into the WNBA. But we took on a whole new mode and all this other stuff, and we just ran out of runway to get to that mode. But it is in our future plans. It’s something we want to deliver on ideally in the next version or after that.” – NBA Live 19 Creative Director Ryan Santos.

Legendary WNBA player Candance Parker talks about joining NBA Live 19 and the addition of the female create-a-player here:


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Greg Ezell
Born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Greg has been playing sports video games since Ice Hockey on the NES. Greg is currently working as a Program Director in the non-profit world, but his true passion is hockey. While Madden, various wrestling games and MLB The Show are some of his favorites, NHL remains the go-to sports series. Outside of sports games Greg enjoys J/RPGs, Monster Hunter and Stardew Valley.