For the first time in history, the WNBA players and teams will be available on a major video game.
EA Sports announced today in a press release that “WNBA teams and players” will be playable in NBA LIVE 18, launching this fall on Xbox One and PlayStation®4 – in both online and offline head-to-head modes.
This is a gigantic step in the right direction for the WNBA. The game has made strides establishing a place in the professional sports marketplace and this game might help translate it’s unique game by offering their own “playstyle” while showcasing the “skills of its players.”
Strategically, this might turn out to be a power move for EA Sports, as the game will not be available in 2K Sports’ “NBA 2K18,” their greatest basketball video game competitor.