One of the features that I said were missing in EA Sports games was the ability for a human to control every single player on screen. Well owners of the PlayStation 3 version of NBA Live 08
can now do that as a patch is available to make this feature come true. It's free too! Any combination of up to ten players can now play a game of NBA hoops on the PS3. For 360 owners, the patch's not ready for prime time yet so you have to hang in there a little longer before it's available.
ONLINE TEAM PLAY RELEASED FOR NBA LIVE 08
Online Team Play Enables 5 Friends To Play On One Team
Online Against 5 Rivals From Another Team
Electronic Arts has released a free downloadable feature called Online Team Play for NBA LIVE 08 that will enable 10 people on 10 different consoles anywhere in the world to connect online to play a single match. The new feature is automatically available for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system when connected online. It will be available on the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system later this month.
In NBA LIVE 08, all 10 players on the floor can now be controlled by individual users on 10 different consoles, removing the use of artificial intelligence altogether. Player movement, decision making and game outcome can now be completely dependant on how you play as an online team, bringing you closer to a real life game of basketball than ever before. This new game mode enables any number of players from one to five on different consoles to connect and play online against another team of up to five players on five different consoles. The CPU will take control of any players not controlled by users.
NBA LIVE 08 is available at retailers everywhere. The game’s official website is www.easports.com/nbalive08.com.