Grad Joey Morelli Gives us a First Look at ‘NBA Live 14’ [Photos]

NBA Live 14 Preview

This year marks the return of EA Sports’ long-running NBA Live series, with NBA Live 14 hitting shelves on November 19. The franchise has been a staple of sports video games since the Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo days, with annual entries stretching from 1994 through 2009.

After a four-year layoff, the studio has revamped the game engine, play mechanics, and graphics exclusively for the upcoming next generation consoles Playstation 4 and Xbox One. We recently got some insight into what players can expect from the experience from Full Sail Hall of Fame inductee Joey Morelli. Joey is a 1998 graduate of our Digital Media program, and has been with the sports entertainment giant for over half a decade contributing to other titles like Tiger Woods PGA Tour, NCAA Football, and Madden NFL.

He is NBA Live‘s senior video editor/compositor, and shared with us this preview trailer that he worked on. The visuals obviously make the most of the extra horsepower of the latest machines, with Joey explaining, “This is a big one, a new game and it is looking like a winner.”

Joey also gave a behind the scenes glimpse at some of the video and motion capture sessions they did with Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving, who is the cover star for the game. The following gallery is a quick look at the amount of work that goes into just one component of getting a realistic sports title on shelves.

Comments

  • Joey Morelli

    Hey everyone at Full Sail U!

    I am honored to be able to share this with you all. This is a very big announcement for EA SPORTS that went LIVE just this month and so I wanted my Full Sail peeps to be
    among the first to get a peek at the very first NBA LIVE 14 gameplay trailer
    (YES…THE TRAILER IS ACTUAL GAMEPLAY CAPTURED STRAIGHT FROM THE GAME) and an exclusive look INSIDE one of my NBA shoots (pics are from Kyrie Irving’s MoCap session and E3 Stage Presentation shoot). I really hope you enjoy it – and there’s a lot more to come from our NBA LIVE team and EA SPORTS! …SO STAY TUNED!!

    Your Pal, Joey

    • Zaire Johnson

      BUT WHERE IS THE gameplay bro i want to see some actuals plays some dunks i want to see the game in motion but great read

  • C.d. Wright

    Thanks for the preview Joey, good work!

  • Ivan Boykin

    The likeness of Kyrie Irving for the Cavs looks good. His motion of dribbling looks pretty fluid also. Hope to see some game action soon, but so far I like the physics.

    Thanks for the sneak peak Joey!