NBA Live 14 To Support PS4’s Touchpad Controls, No Difference Between PS4 & Xbox One Versions

Unlike NBA 2K14, EA Tiburon's NBA Live 14 is looking to jump straight onto next generation platforms. However, according to Gary Patterson, senior creative director, there won't be any difference between the two in terms of gameplay.

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DunDee9102021d ago

This answers none of my concerns. Wheres the live gameplay?

Crazyglues2021d ago (Edited 2021d ago )

"No Difference Between PS4 & Xbox One Versions"

-when I hear this I am really disappointed because it means the developer is really half-assing it on game design...(there really not even trying)

-we all know the PS4 is more powerful then the X1 - it has a higher graphics card and faster memory, and once again instead of using the power of the system - EA - goes in half-ass and makes a weaker game... Again

Why not make Quality Games like Ubisoft who stated, "there game will take advantage of what the PS4 offers.." (So you will see better water, better graphics, better physics)

I'm not hating on XboxOne = but if I bought a system that can do certain things well I don't want the developer downgrading my performance for no reason.

It just makes it look like your a half-ass company doing half-ass titles. -where's the innovation, where's the pushing the envelope further, dam you guys are not even trying anymore just releasing the same sh*t as last year with a new name.. (A.K.A - same need for speed as the last one, but this time with a new name -)

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Ezz20132021d ago (Edited 2021d ago )

it's all about parity

let's hope that other 3rd party dev's won't care about that
if not ....then it will come down to exclusives to show the Difference

Rageanitus2021d ago (Edited 2021d ago )

It's just the viral marketing that is seem more powerful! We just have to wait and see how the exclusives come out.

The systems themselves cost about the same the only difference is XBOX has is a manditory kinect. which IMO is a stupid move. But both consoles GPU/CPU are made by the SAME AMD. I do not think it will be that much a difference in power.

It's going to be like next gen where xbox had the slight edge in multiplatform games. This time it should be reverse according to the developers articles we have been seeing..... but then again that can be total BS at the same time. Because developers are really out there to get your money regardless of what platform it is!

The Developers are not being lazy, the games are litterly built on a PC platform and then downgraded to the COnsole specs. It is only the developers that make exclusive games that can focus on each others hardware.

MethCupcakes2021d ago (Edited 2021d ago )

@Rageanitus “iTS JUST THE VIRAL MARKET MAKING IT SEEM MORE MOVE POWERFUL” This is hands down the funniest/most stupid thing I’ve read all day.. lol If the PS4 isn’t more powerful then why are the devs/Microsoft saying so? Why is M$ over clocking their system? (And it isn’t even released yet!) lmao..

Here, take this negative bubble for making me laugh.

Edit: That’s not his original comment. I replied to his original comment..

Software_Lover2021d ago

It's a f'n sports game...........what do you cry babies expect!!!!!!

They have a development plan. They have their textures. They have their code. They push for 1080p 30/60. They make it work on both consoles. End of story. WTF do you expect from a basketball game. Oh, you expect the ps4 to have 10000 fans in the stands and the XBone to have 5000? That will be a win right?

Again, it's a sports game. Parity/non parity isn't needed.

Rageanitus2021d ago (Edited 2021d ago )

@ meth cakes.

Just shows you bought into the viral market
We will have to WAIT and see. I've gamed on all platforms for a LONG time and all console makers stretch out their marketing statements and make it seem better than it really is.

Even on the PC platform when every ATI/AMD release a GPU it seems really good on paper btu for some reason Nvidia seems to always pull through (this is why some ppl use the driver excuse)

In terms of consoles its even worse you notice they are just throwing marketing lingo at the population "super charged PC".

I am skeptical because this is what console makers DO and this is what the target market buys into.

Hell how many articles did we see about the 8gb GDDR tech from the PS4 ... I am suspecting way over 20 articles... and yet the console only players make it seem like it is the holy grail of all computing power.

All I can say is why does a computer equipped with 2 > 3 GB GDDR today have more power than the coming xbox and PS4?

The BS continues as developers keep saying oh we only used X percent of the power of console x.... yet they are struggling to even go beyond native 720p????? Yet they emphasize they have not reached the bottleneck..

BLAKHOODe2021d ago

You should be use to this by now. The same thing happened with the PS3 and Xbox 360. Despite one console being more powerful than the other, 3rd party games will always be virtually identical. This is why Sony exclusives tend to be the most highly rated games of the generation, because they are the only games that will tap into all that extra power the PlayStation has to offer.

MethCupcakes2021d ago (Edited 2021d ago )

@Rageanitus My name is MethCupcakes not meth cakes. Please retype that message.. With all the spacing, lack of punctuation and subject jumping I have no idea what the hell you’re talking about. What do you mean I bought into the viral market? I look at the specs and released information before make a purchase on thing I own… I don’t just depend on the BS of PR talk I’m not stupid. I look into how it will suit and is it worth the purchase in the long run.. Reasons why I still have a perfectly running launch PS3 and iPhone.

Edit: AGAIN, I was replying to just original message before he edited his comment AGAIN.. Dude, stop editing…

awesomeperson2021d ago


I won't pretend I'm a hardware expert, but I know that your assumption about the power differences between Xbox One and PS4 is incorrect.

Just because the "GPU/CPU are made by... AMD", does not mean they are equal. That's like saying every single one of AMD's graphics cards are the exact same, because they are all made by the same company.

Pure technical specs don't lie. From a thread on Neogaf:

1.18 TF GPU (12 CUs) for games
768 Shaders
48 Texture units
2 ACE/ 16 queues

1.84TF GPU ( 18 CUs) for games + 56%
1152 Shaders +50%
72 Texture units +50%
32 ROPS + 100%
8 ACE/64 queues +400%

If we are to believe the rumours, the CPU of the Xbox One has a higher clock (owing to the upclock), equating to approximately a 10% CPU advantage to the Xbox One. The CPU will be less important than the GPU next generation.

Not to mention the sheer speed differences between GDDR5 and DDR3, of course the ESRAM makes up this gap in some instances, but is overall not as effective as a unified RAM pool (and adds to development difficulty).

"All I can say is why does a computer equipped with 2 > 3 GB GDDR today have more power than the coming xbox and PS4? "

Because the graphic cards have 2-3 GB of GDDR5 RAM, and the system RAM is usually 8-16GB of DDR3. Not to mention the cards themselves can be far superior, supererior CPUs, higher power consumption, etc.

And finally, no. The "viral marketing" does not make the PS4 more power - pure specs do. Microsoft is the only one guilty of attempting "viral marketing" to make their console seem better than it actually is.

sigfredod2021d ago

Actually on the article he says All the game features will be the same for PS4 and Xbox One, so thats only features but actually i think onve version will look or perform better

ProjectVulcan2021d ago (Edited 2021d ago )

As above.

Notice the very carefully chosen wording-

"all the game features will be the same"

It sticks out to me that the word features is included. A normal way to say it would be the games are nearly identical, or the same. Or that there are no differences.

It was very specific saying "features."

Ashlen2021d ago

It's EA, they are in bed with Microsoft this generation big time. I can pretty much guarantee it dates back to before the reveals. My guess is the whole DRM thing was was cooked up by EA to begin with in exchange for exclusive titles.

You only have to read up on EA's history to know they really have no love for the Japanese companies aside from the money they can generate through them.

It's no surprise they are forcing parity in order to help Microsoft sell more consoles.

Sitdown2021d ago (Edited 2021d ago )


It's your fault that you are disappointed, how about reading more than just the headline. His statement says in terms of game play. Do us all a favor, start your own gaming company and show us how its done...

PS: What you should have been hearing is that perhaps the game is at a high level already and it makes no sense to do the little extra for the ps4 version. Or that perhaps all this ps4 power that you know about is not ready to be manifested in how you think it should be. Gamers often lose sight in that these are businesses....and often do what's in the best interest of its company and shareholders first.

tracyllrkn2021d ago

What developer will honestly spend time on another platform trying to make it better than the other? And stop talking about power. If you want power, build a PC.

UltimateMaster2021d ago

The article never even mentions power of the hardware. It just mention that the game itself is half-ass.

It does state that the game play mechanic hasn't changed since gen1.

Yeah, and we tough Dynasty Warriors was always the same sh!t.

TomShoe2021d ago

This just reeks of PS4 gimping.

Crazyglues2021d ago (Edited 2021d ago )

@ Sitdown

LoL... yeah whatever..

Maybe you should go back and actually read the article.

-"This is more than a decade of old tech showing up in today’s games"

AngelicIceDiamond2021d ago

@Glue are you like 12 or something?

First and formost devs NEVER take full advantage of of new hardware right off the bat. With PS3 and 360 it took like 5 to 6 years to see these devs fully max out those consoles, and officially break from PS2 ports.

From what we've heard next gen consoles will have a much shorter developmental span, in which we start seeing great games being made early on rather than later.

Unknown devs say its 50% stronger that remains to be seen.

When it comes down to it its gonna be like PS3 and 360 in terms of power difference. Only difference is PS4 multiplats will look great right off the bat and probably even look a little better than the X1 version.

But guess what it'll be like this gen, subtle difference that only fanboys can see and while the rest just don't care, like me.

Lets get realistic here.

Crazyglues2021d ago (Edited 2021d ago )

@ AngelicIceDiamond

Lets get realistic here? - yeah let's

here is a realistic question for you, Are you 12, no seriously are you? because why would you come here and make a comment on something you know nothing about..

The guys at Ubisoft have already stated their game AC4: Black Flag will look better on PS4 and have better water and better fidelity as well as better physics and other things they can do on the PS4 because of it's power..
(I didn't say that the AC4 developers did)

-So what are you talking about? - you said, "When it comes down to it its gonna be like PS3 and 360 in terms of power difference" - Really because you make games?

Why because you have a PS4 and X1 dev kit? Uh, what's that you say, "No you don't have one" So how would you know?

-thanks for the pointless comment--

AngelicIceDiamond2021d ago (Edited 2021d ago )

@Crazy are you talkin about this? Wow first off hes mentioning PS4 only and the X1 version will have the exact same treatment.

Btw I know this isn't the link that you were talking about but its literally the closest thing related to it. If you can find a link of them stating that by all means post, I wanna see proof. If you can do that then I'll own up to my mistake.

I bet The Division will get the same PR treatment since they're teaming with MS with DLC. (Like Sony is with AC and Watchdogs.)

Ubisoft will take a advantage of PS4 and its power but you some how insinuate the X1 version won't be treated the same of sorts.

Example: Like devs talked about Mass Effect 2 and 3. How they use its enhanced tech to power its games. But they referred to the 360 only and not the PS3 at the time.

This is the exact same scenario.

"-So what are you talking about? - you said, "When it comes down to it its gonna be like PS3 and 360 in terms of power difference" - Really because you make games?"

Where have you been this gen? For a while multiplats looked better on 360 than PS3. And now PS3 versions are starting to look better than 360. Barely anyone cares because its so late in the gen.

The only difference this time I'm assuming PS4 version of games will have a slight edge over the X1 but no where near night and day like many here are assuming it will be.

Its about that track record of what happened this gen, what else could I compare it to? "I'm no game developer" come on don't play dumb bro. Why am I explaining this to you, you know that already?

How's that for a "pointless comment."

Logic dismembered.

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MethCupcakes2021d ago

Last Bubble:

NeMo_HeauxZ2021d ago

Ive been wondering about that for weeks! I was interested in the game too. Oh well. Looks like 2K gets my money once again.

Minato-Namikaze2021d ago

I won't be buying it then. No basketball for me this year.

jeffgoldwin2021d ago

If you curl up in the fetal position, and start chanting: my system is better or Im not playing anymore 100 times fast, maybe your wishes and dreams may come true someday.

Minato-Namikaze2021d ago

To be fair my chances of buying a basketball game were slim anyway. I only buy sports games once every 5 or 6 years. But platform parity for the sake of it isnt gonna make me rush out and buy a company's game.

TechMech22021d ago

Multiplatform games will be generally the same on both systems, as it was last gen.

BLAKHOODe2021d ago

IDK why you have so many disagrees. You're absolutely correct.

tcozzens2021d ago

Because people are ignorant and really think that the PS4 is 50% more powerful. Show me one game that really looks 1.5 times better on the PS4 than the xbox one.

I'm glad that there are some people on here with half a brain haha. I'm actually getting my PS4 before my Xbox one, however, I highly doubt that there is a 50% power difference. That's just crazy

stuna12021d ago


I agree with you to an extent! But what we know of each system to date, it fairly obvious that tech wise the numbers are telling in the PS4s favor! Out the gate is a given, considering this is new tech to everyone, but you can bet your "sweet bippy" in the coming months or, years the PS4 is going to start pulling away from the Xbox1 graphically! But only if developers take advantage of it.

The cloud will not even be a deciding factor either! As of now computing on the hardware side of things is more effective. Even if 3rd party developers decide to show parity across the boards, best believe 1st party will take advantage of it! Just like every generation.

jmc88882021d ago

tcozzens...isn't it ignorance to think that a 50 percent increase in power equals 50 percent better graphics?

If you mean higher resolution, more effects, higher/more consistent framerate. It doesn't take much to use up that 50 percent, and that difference to be very noticeable.

You're thinking of it in terms of generational differences, which would mean about 500-1000 percent power difference. 50 percent is but a fraction of that, but it is still a significant number.

Also just because EA is lazy and doesn't take advantage doesn't mean many won't.

EA hasn't made a true HD sports game since 2007. EA sports is the dev everyone would think is the least capable of showcasing the difference.

Think about that for a moment. The best graphical EA sports game game out in 2007. Not exactly the best dev to make a judgement.

50 percent is sizable. But you are visualizing a 500-1000 percent difference and saying because it isn't THAT, therefore it isn't a big difference.

It's both right and wrong. It'll compete because it is close, but there are going to be some very noticeable differences between the consoles.

900p to 1080p is 44 percent more pixels. All the special effects and AA all add up to needing more power. That's why you need 500-1000 percent power difference between generations.

But 50 percent is going to be very noticeable.

THamm2021d ago

Sorry but Live's Gumby models don't do it for me like it does for you guys.


Still shiny and claymation looking huh?

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